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The thirteenth full-length studio album by legendary American Thrash Metal band.
Darker, heavier, and more immediate than 2009's "Endgame", Dave Mustaine's snarling vocals ride higher in the mix this time around, but fans need not fear, as his fleet fingers are still possessed with the power to conjure the dead!
It is the first Megadeth studio album since “The World Needs a Hero” (2001) on which bass guitarist and founding member Dave Ellefson performs. This is the third and final album in the band's contract with Roadrunner Records. Album features a combination of newly composed tracks, along with older cuts written years ago, but never put to tape. Three tracks of the album are re-recordings of songs that were written around 1991 and have already been released on other Megadeth albums. A demo version of "New World Order" was included on the 2004 remastered edition of "Youthanasia". "Black Swan" was originally written for the "Youthanasia" recording sessions. It was released as a bonus track on the remastered deluxe version of "Youthanasia" and "United Abominations". "Millennium of the Blind" was also released as a bonus track on the 2004 remastered version of "Youthanasia".
The lead single from “Thirteen” was the Al Capone-inspired "Public Enemy No. 1". This was followed by "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" about a month later. A third song from the album, "Sudden Death", was released as a single prior to the announcement of “Thirteen” to promote "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock". Both "Sudden Death" and "Public Enemy No. 1" received Grammy nominations, as did "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)". "Whose Life" and "Public Enemy No. 1" were nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance at the 55th and 54th Grammy Awards respectively, and "Sudden Death" was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards.
“Thirteen” debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold about 120 000 copies in the United States as of December 2012. The album has received mostly positive reviews from critics and has a Metacritic rating of 71/100.
Roadrunner Records, 2011 (RR7700-2). Made in Germany. First press.
1. Sudden Death 05:07
2. Public Enemy No. 1 04:15
3. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?) 03:50
4. We The People 04:33
5. Guns, Drugs & Money 04:20
6. Never Dead 04:33
7. New World Order 03:56
8. Fast Lane 04:04
9. Black Swan 04:10
10. Wrecker 03:52
11. Millennium Of The Blind 04:15
12. Deadly Nightshade 04:55
13. 13 05:50
Total playing time: 57:40 min.