Collider (Sam Roberts Album)
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Collider Sam Roberts Album

Studio album by
ReleasedMay 10, 2011
StudioEngine Studios, Chicago, Illinois
LabelUniversal Music Canada
Zoë/Rounder Records
ProducerBrian Deck
Sam Roberts chronology
Love at the End of the World
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
American Songwriter4/5 stars[3]
ChartAttack3.5/5 stars[4]
NOW3/5 Ns[5]

Collider is the fourth studio album from Canadian rock musician Sam Roberts, released on May 10, 2011.[6] It is the first album released under the moniker "Sam Roberts Band" instead of "Sam Roberts". Collider features several guest musicians, including Elizabeth Powell (of fellow Montreal band Land of Talk) on "Longitude", percussionist Ben Massarella (of Califone), and woodwind player Stuart D. Bogie (of Antibalas).[7] The album cover art is an altered take on the standard model of the Theory of Everything (TOE)

The first Canadian single, "I Feel You", was released to Canadian radio on February 28, 2011, and made commercially available via iTunes Canada on March 8, 2011.[7] An edited version of the song was made available for free online listening.[8] Its video debuted on MuchMusic May 21. The first American single, "The Last Crusade",[9] was made available for listening online on March 21, 2011.[10] "Without A Map" was released as the second official single in August, with its video released in November.

The album debuted at No. 3 on the Canadian Albums Chart, with first week sales of 7,000 copies.[11] The album was nominated for Rock Album of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards.[12]

Track listing

1."The Last Crusade"4:17
2."Without a Map"4:05
3."Let It In"4:17
4."Graveyard Shift"4:27
5."No Arrows"4:24
7."Streets of Heaven (Promises, Promises)"4:26
8."Sang Froid"3:30
9."Twist the Knife"4:13
10."I Feel You"5:16
11."The Band vs. The World"4:09
12."Partition Blues"4:10
13."Tractor Beam Blues"4:55
Total length:55:27

The pre-ordered iTunes release also features a digital booklet and a bonus fourteenth track, "Pretty Ugly".[13]


  1. ^ "Collider by Sam Roberts Band Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Popkin, Matt (May 10, 2011). "Sam Roberts Band: Collider". American Songwriter. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ ChartAttack review
  5. ^ Boles, Benjamin (May 19, 2011). "Sam Roberts Band - Collider". Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Upcoming Canadian Releases for 2011!". January 12, 2011. Archived from the original on December 2, 2005. Retrieved 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ a b Cross, Alan (February 28, 2011). "Sam Roberts Returns Today with a New Single". ExploreMusic. Retrieved 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "Sam Roberts". Universal Music Canada. March 2, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "Sam Roberts Band Tour Dates 2011". March 23, 2011. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "The Last Crusade". SoundCloud. Rounder Records. March 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "Sam Roberts enters charts at No. 3". Jam!. Retrieved 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "2012 JUNO Award Nominees". Archived from the original on April 3, 2012. Retrieved . Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ "Collider by Sam Roberts Band - Preorder Collider on iTunes". iTunes. Apple Inc. April 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011.

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