'Em Are I

'Em Are I
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - 'Em Are I album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
ReleasedApril 20, 2009 (UK)
LabelRough Trade
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard chronology
12 Crass Songs
'Em Are I
A Turn In The Dream-Songs

'Em Are I is the fifth album by anti-folk artist Jeffrey Lewis, and the first cred to Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard (Lewis' backing band). Lewis revealed the following in an interview with Audio Antihero Records.

'Em Are I is probably the one I feel best about as a representation of a well thought-out studio album, where I had the time to get things a bit more how I wanted them instead of just ending up with what I got accidentally. I think the "Mini-Theme" track at the end of 'Em Are I is just about the best song recording I've managed to do, I'm very happy with how that came out.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert Christgau(A-) link
Rockfeedback link
The Guardian link
NME(7/10) link
Spin link

Track listing[]

  1. "Slogans"
  2. "Roll Bus Roll"
  3. "If Life Exists"
  4. "Broken Broken Broken Heart"
  5. "Whistle Past The Graveyard"
  6. "To Be Objectified"
  7. "The Upside-down Cross"
  8. "Bugs & Flowers"
  9. "Good Old Pig, Gone To Avalon"
  10. "It's Not Impossible"
  11. "Mini-Theme: Moocher From The Future"


  1. ^ Interview // Jeffrey Lewis
  2. ^ Hoffman, Ross. "Review: 'Em Are I". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Rough Trade Records page". Rough Trade. Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-05-01.