I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer.

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I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer.
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
StudioMachines with Magnets
Label Thrill Jockey
Producer Seth Manchester, Keith Souza
The Body chronology
A Home on Earth
I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer.
Mental Wounds Not Healing
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic 75/100 [1]
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Pitchfork 7.8/10.0 [3]
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I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. is the sixth full-length studio album by the American experimental metal band the Body. The album was released on May 11, 2018, through Thrill Jockey. The Body described I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. as their most ambitious album to date, which features samples of their own past recordings. [5]


Pitchfork included I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. on its list of 2018's best metal albums. [6]

Critical reception

I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer was met with "generally favorable" reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, this release received an average score of 75, based on 9 reviews. [1] Aggregator Album of the Year gave the release a 76 out of 100 based on a critical consensus of 12 reviews. [7]

Track listing

1."The Last Form of Loving"3:34
2."Can Carry No Weight"4:30
3."Partly Alive"4:22
4."The West Has Failed"3:38
5."Nothing Stirs"5:55
6."Off Script"5:28
7."An Urn"4:03
8."Blessed, Alone"3:58
9."Sickly Heart of Sand"5:35
10."Ten Times a Day, Every Day, a Stranger"8:32
Total length:49:35


I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. credits adapted from AllMusic. [2]

The Body
Additional musicians

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