Smile

Label
Caroline Third Party
Release date
29 Apr 2008
Running length
8 tracks
Running time
56:39

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Flower, Sun, Rain 7:24 3,873
2 Buzz-IN 2:56 26,305
3 Laser Beam 4:28 10,306
4 Statement 3:21 14,740
5 My Neighbor Satan 5:17 8,224
6 KA RE HA TE TA SA KI-No One Grieve 8:56 734
7 You Were Holding An Umbrella 8:52 7,765
8 ... 15:25 687

About this album

Smile is the fourteenth full-length album by Japanese experimental band Boris. It was released through Diwphalanx Records in early 2008 (late 2008 for the live version accordingly), featuring guest musicians Michio Kurihara of Ghost and Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))), both of whom have collaborated with Boris in the past. Shortly after this initial release, the album was released by American label Southern Lord with a slightly different track listing, different artwork (by Stephen O’Malley), and an almost entirely different sound. The first 3000 copies of this edition include a DVD containing videos for “Statement”, “Pink” and “My Neighbor Satan”. Notably, this release is the second Boris album to feature vocals on every track (the first, excluding any one-track albums, was Amplifier Worship).

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  • Keola_the_Orca

    This is slowly becoming one of my 10 favourite albums. -Live at Wolf Creek- is even better, though, with the most brutal and crushing version of one of my four favourite tracks ever, [untitled]. I made my own version of this album cconsisting of tracks from US, Japanese and live versions.

    1 May 10:42pm Reply
  • bigkajamma

    Diwphalanx Japanese CD version has the better mix

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Doppz

    Decent album. Has some really high points, but also a couple stinkers.

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • StakerSen

    Love the noise ballad style this album grows into later on.

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • DreadfulYgg

    Super fun.

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • joaoftl

    What is the 8th track on the japanese version called (in occidental spelling ofc)? Mine came by as an untitled track with 19:20 min lenght. I really like it, but I dont even know its real name. Any clues?

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • epic_rain

    Favorite Versions: Statement - Japanese Edition, BUZZ-IN - Southern Lord cd, Laser Beam - Southern Lord Vinyl, Flower Sun Rain - Southern Lord cd, My Neighbor Satan - Japanese Edition, KA RE HA TE TA SA KI-No One Grieve - Japanese Edition, You Were Holding an Umbrella - Japanese Edition, Untitled - Southern Lord Vinyl

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • andover

    Worst album for tagging. I'm just going to let it go and scrobble in what is probably incorrect.

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    @shimbo-dono for one (major) thing the untitled final track is longer, like the japanese version (and totally worth it) though I'm not sure if it's exactly the same. also it contains a slice of Vein right in the middle - fitting perfectly - plus Umbrella is longer and ends leading into "after me" which is an afterlude to... I totally forget, Lazer Beam I think.

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • thejackyl

    I think this might be one of their best albums.

    18 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Shimbo-dono

    I know the basic differences between the American and Japanese versions of this album, but are there differences between the LP and CD versions as well (besides a re-arranged track-listing due to logistical reasons)?

    14 Aug 2010 Reply
  • iank125

    Lobsterdeth, that's the correct version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSrjwYQTRPE Depending on who you ask, it's also the "original version."

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Lobsterdeth

    In "Messeji"/Statement I mean.

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Lobsterdeth

    Wait am I the only one where in my Japanese version of Smile there is no guitar except for the solos?

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • iank125

    The only album I know of that is excusable to have 3+ copies of in your collection.

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
  • DrinkDog

    :(

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    Smile on US vinyl totally redeems the unfortunate US cd pressing. man oh man.

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Laamp

    Smile needs more luv

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • CosmicFugue

    Phorque hit the nail on the head there. Smile live at Wolf Creek is an amazing album.

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • chachachoke

    My Neighbor Satan changed me in a very odd way, and can still bring me now where it brought me then, way into the gap and the static.

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
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