Golden Rule

Universal Music Ltd.
Release date
13 Nov 2009
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 El Camino de la Muerte 0:42 4,294
2 All Of The Dreamers 3:37 12,533
3 Burn Your Name 3:52 7,482
4 A Fight About Money 5:07 4,778
5 Sail The Wildest Stretch 4:09 4,926
6 Poison In Your Mind 2:57 5,424
7 Iberian Dream 4:16 4,009
8 Jewel 2:57 3,489
9 Think It Over 4:21 3,400
10 Awake 4:23 3,431
11 Stand Yourself 3:52 4,305
12 Golden Rule 4:50 3,358

About this album

Golden Rule is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band Powderfinger, released on 13 November 2009. The album reunites the band with producer Nick DiDia, who produced several of the group’s previous albums including, Internationalist, Odyssey Number Five and Vulture Street.

The band recorded the album at Studio 301 in Byron Bay, New South Wales, beginning in June 2009, and completing the recording in August. The group’s drummer Jon Coghill announced the name of the album on 11 September 2009.

The crowd was recorded at the 2009 Splendour in the Grass for the song Think It Over.

The first single to be released was “All of the Dreamers”, which was released on 16 October 2009. Lead singer Bernard Fanning describes the song as the “most consistently upbeat song that we have written in our entire career,” and that “it’s a sideways glance at the sometimes redundant nature of party politics”, however he has stated that it is not a particularly political song, but rather “a general dissatisfaction with the way democracy can be blindsided by the self interest that holding on to power can generate”.
On November 6th it was mentioned by the band’s lead guitarist Darren Middleton on the Powderfinger website that the upcoming second single off the album would be “Burn Your Name”. The video clip for the song was filmed in Thailand.

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  • bobbyefc38

    i like them and im from liverpool

    25 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ChiefKakashi

    Only [1,264] listeners to this album on What.The.Hell??? [2]

    20 Jan 2010 Reply
  • channah45

    Only 1,099 listeners to this album on What.The.Hell???

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Rowan5215

    I got this yesterday for my bday, it's actually much better than I expected. It's way better than Vulture Street or Dream Days, both only had one good song each, this has only three bad songs.

    16 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Nachiro

    starting to grow in me...

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • DBudd

    Very nice, solid, perfected work from Powderfinger — Love it!

    21 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ChefBrian

    Very solid album. Doesn't seem to be as hard as some of their older stuff, but then there isn't a song that I don't like on the whole album, which is a pretty good trade-off in my books.

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • cricket_mstr

    Great album. Love it, has a lot of style and sounds like a lot of fun.

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • charlesmyers_au

    Great album!!! Love every track....

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • charlesmyers_au

    ChefBrian : go to and you can purchase online there....

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • shades79

    Well done Powderfinger

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ChefBrian

    Has anyone found a way to buy this album in North America without using iTunes? I really can't stand iTunes, so I'm hoping there's another way to get the album.

    28 Oct 2009 Reply

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