'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
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau(A-) link
Rockfeedback5/5 stars link
The Guardian4/5 stars link
NME(7/10) link
Spin3.5/5 stars 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.