The Instigator

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The Instigator
Rhett Miller-The Instigator.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2002
Genre Pop rock, adult alternative
Length40:47
Label Elektra
Producer Jon Brion
Rhett Miller chronology
Mythologies
(1989)
The Instigator
(2002)
The Believer
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 70/100 [1]
Review scores
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The Austin Chronicle Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Pitchfork 6.9/10 [4]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [6]
The Village Voice A– [7]

The Instigator is the second studio album by American country/rock band performer, Rhett Miller, lead singer of the Old 97's. Miller's first album came more than a decade earlier. Miller is joined by idol Robyn Hitchcock on "Point Shirley" and the album's title comes from the song "The El."

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Rhett Miller, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Our Love" – 3:32
  2. "This Is What I Do" – 3:10
  3. "Come Around" – 3:41
  4. "Things That Disappear" (Miller, Jon Brion) – 3:23
  5. "World Inside The World" – 3:45
  6. "Point Shirley" – 3:09
  7. "Four-Eyed Girl" – 2:28
  8. "Hover" – 2:50
  9. "The El" – 3:09
  10. "Your Nervous Heart" – 3:47
  11. "I Want To Live" – 3:40
  12. "Terrible Vision" – 4:06
Japan-only bonus tracks
  1. "Erica the Beautiful"
  2. "This Is What I Do (Too)"

Personnel

Primary Musicians

Additional Musicians

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