Breach (The Wallflowers album)

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Studio album by The Wallflowers
Released October 10, 2000
Recorded 2000 at
Sunset Sound in Hollywood,
The Sound Factory in Hollywood,
Village Recorder in Los Angeles,
Sound Inn in Tokyo Japan
Genre Alternative rock, roots rock
Length 42:53
Label Interscope
Producer Andrew Slater & Michael Penn
The Wallflowers chronology
Bringing Down the Horse
Red Letter Days
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Billboard4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
Q Magazine3/5 stars[3]
Revolver4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]
The Village VoiceB-[5]

(Breach) is the third studio album by The Wallflowers. The album's first single was "Sleepwalker," the video of which poked fun at lead-singer Jakob Dylan's "rock star" status following the success of Bringing Down the Horse. Guests on the album included Elvis Costello, who lent vocals on "Murder 101". Despite good reviews, the album failed to follow the commercial success of Bringing Down the Horse and was seen as somewhat of a commercial failure. "Breach" peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold.


Despite weak album sales, "Breach" managed to receive strong reviews from critics. Allmusic said of the album: "On the surface, there's not much different between this album and its predecessor, but the songs are stronger, sharper, and the performances are lean, muscular, and immediate." Rolling Stone was also receptive of the album, stating: "The slow stuff might be a bit ponderous, but the first six or seven songs manage a rare trick: They're incandescent enough to jump out at you on the radio, yet are steeped in a type of introspective inquiry that was once integral to rock & roll, and has nearly vanished."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jakob Dylan.

  1. "Letters from the Wasteland" – 4:29
  2. "Hand Me Down" – 3:35
  3. "Sleepwalker" – 3:31
  4. "I've Been Delivered" – 5:01
  5. "Witness" – 3:34
  6. "Some Flowers Bloom Dead" – 4:44
  7. "Mourning Train" – 4:04
  8. "Up from Under" – 3:39
  9. "Murder 101" – 2:32
  10. "Birdcage" – 3:28 (total 7:42 with "Babybird")
  11. "Babybird" (hidden track) – 3:40

Bonus CD[edit]

Some editions include a 2-track Bonus CD [6]

  1. "Invisible City" (live)  – 6:29
    • On alternative releases, bonus track one is an acoustic version of Sleepwalker  – 3:17 [7]
  2. "Sleepwalker" (Andy Wallace remix)  – 3:25



  1. ^ "Breach by The Wallflowers". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2000-09-26). "Breach - The Wallflowers | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Breach - The Kissaway Trail". November 2011. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  4. ^ "The Wallflowers: Breach : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". 2000-10-03. Archived from the original on 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 28, 2000). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ Discog - Breach limited edition 2-CD, 2000-10-10th Interscope Records (0694908092) US
  7. ^ Discog - Breach limited edition 2-CD, 2000-Oct Interscope Records (0694908112) US