The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion

Universal Music GmbH
Release date
29 May 2009
Running length
18 tracks
Running time


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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Pariah 4:08 42,121
2 Drunk Slide 1:28 39,798
3 Ireland 3:42 40,757
4 Stamp Of Origin: Pessimistic 0:50 36,581
5 Light Switch 3:31 18,804
6 Gathering Pebbles 4:59 37,580
7 Information 5:45 43,549
8 Stamp Of Origin: Ocean Meets Bay 0:31 10,683
9 Saviour 3:57 35,672
10 R U O K ? 2:12 14,209
11 I Don't Know 3:45 38,289
12 Mourning This Morning 5:42 33,736
13 Stamp Of Origin: Take A Look Around 0:58 31,615
14 Long Days And Vague Clues 1:52 32,700
15 Cartoon Showroom 4:19 32,490
16 Quotes 6:05 32,475
17 Down To The Cellar 3:41 32,498
18 Stamp Of Origin: Horizon 2:21 28,297

About this album

The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band dredg, released on June 9, 2009, on Ohlone Recordings. Bassist Drew Roulette describes the album as “a rock and roll record, filled with experimental journeys and eccentric jousts,” and states that the album is inspired by a Salman Rushdie essay, entitled A Letter to the Six Billionth Citizen.

Two singles (“Saviour” and “I Don’t Know”) were released on iTunes on May 5, 2009. A third single, “Information”, was released on May 22, 2009.
The liner notes dedicate the album to Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who was left in a coma resulting from a catastrophic car accident while the band was working on the album.

Track listing

“Pariah” - 4:12
“Drunk Slide” - 1:32
“Ireland” - 3:46
“Stamp of Origin: Pessimistic” - 0:54
“Lightswitch” - 3:33
“Gathering Pebbles” - 5:03
“Information” - 5:49
“Stamp of Origin: Ocean Meets Bay” - 0:35
“Saviour” - 4:01
“R U O K ?” - 2:16
“I Don’t Know” - 3:49
“Mourning This Morning” - 5:46
“Stamp of Origin: Take a Look Around” - 1:02
“Long Days and Vague Clues” - 1:56
“Cartoon Showroom” - 4:23
“Quotes” - 6:09
“Down to the Cellar” - 3:45
“Stamp of Origin: Horizon” - 2:25
Length 60:56

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  • MadTinus

    An absolute masterpiece. EVERYTHING is just great about this album, from the first to the last dying second..

    8 Aug 7:10pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    I didnt really appreciate it at first, but now I see that this one is a huge masterpiece!

    8 Apr 3:27pm Reply
  • Thonydef

    i really love this album

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Flynner11

    Love every track a lot on this one.

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • pasturnak

    CAMS made me realize how good this album is.

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • aneasthesia

    Oh, I rember listening to Lightswitch on YouTube for days and days. Too bad it doesn't show up in my library.

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • T_Raspberry

    - Best Dredg's album. ♥

    11 Oct 2012 Reply
  • StarsRblue

    just when they were still good!

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • DareGT

    Ireland is just great!

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • javiikiller

    I should know the complete Dredg's discography but even so this album sounds great to me.

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • MadTinus

    dredg was always a band others told me to check out, I tried several times, never really got into it. Then my brother urged me to listen to "I Don't Know" and "Mourning This Morning" and finally it all fell into place. Incredible album, now onto discovering their other stuff.

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • mk741

    Definitely a more accessible Dredg release. That being said, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Information is awful though.

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • JacopeX

    I like this album...but not as much as the other three....

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Sofagrisen

    I don't get how it is claimed this album is simple. This is by far the most varied dredg album, which definitely makes it demanding. One should not kid oneself either. I would hardly say dredg is making music nearly as complicated as Meshuggah or something, or simply Tool for that sake. If anything, El Cielo has a much more minimalist, slower tempo sound than this album. What hits me with that album is the sheer beauty of it, hardly the complexity. Love both albums.

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • tortACh

    просто ахуенчик! Information, Ireland и Down To The Cellar - обажаю!

    12 Dec 2010 Reply
  • pasturnak

    Great music, bad lyrics.

    4 Dec 2010 Reply
  • meolnir

    this one is too political.... it kills any personal touch and it kills the epic musical wideness of dredg's previous albums... such a pity because I love "leitmotif", "el clielo" and the majority of the tracks from "catch without arms". where are the deep feelings that made me get addicted to "el cielo"? where did they leave their capability of creating PERSONAL music?

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • muehlum

    i tried to like it but i dont.

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Fenix_7

    Should have been called just "Delusion".

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • xErasedCitizenx

    I really fucking love this album, blew me away immediately which has happened maybe three times in the years since I started listening to music properly. Just stunning.

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
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