Tooth & Nail (Billy Bragg album)

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Tooth & Nail
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ReleasedMarch 18, 2013 (2013-03-18)(United Kingdom)
March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)(United States)
StudioThe Garfield House Studio, South Pasadena, California
Genre Country folk, Americana, alternative rock
Label Cooking Vinyl
Producer Joe Henry
Billy Bragg chronology
Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions
Tooth & Nail
Bridges Not Walls

Tooth & Nail is a 2013 studio album by folk musician Billy Bragg.


Track listing

All tracks are written by Billy Bragg, except where noted.

1."January Song"2:19
2."No One Knows Nothing Anymore"4:31
3."Handyman Blues"3:03
4."I Ain't Got No Home" (Woody Guthrie)3:33
5."Swallow My Pride"2:50
6."Do Unto Others"4:08
7."Over You"3:15
8."Goodbye, Goodbye"3:16
9."There Will Be a Reckoning"3:30
10."Chasing Rainbows"3:39
11."Your Name on My Tongue"4:50
12."Tomorrow's Going to Be a Better Day"3:10
Total length:42:05



Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic 76/100 [1]
Review scores
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The A.V. Club (B+) [3]
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The album received a generally favourable response from reviewers.


A video was produced for the track "Handyman Blues", directed by Johnny Vegas. Vegas also starred, alongside Bragg, Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon, Phill Jupitus, Samuel West, Neil Morrissey, Ricky Grover and Ross Noble. The video depicts a group of men gathering in a DIY store to discuss their lack of practical skills and work through their fear of items in the store.

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