|Studio album by|
|Released||March 18, 2003|
|Recorded||May – August 2002|
|Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks chronology|
Pig Lib is the second studio album by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, released on March 18, 2003 by Matador Records. It peaked at #97 in the U.S. and #63 in the UK. The first pressing of the record came with a bonus disc containing five never before released songs. As of June 2004, the album has sold 49,000 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Pig Lib received generally positive reviews from music critics. Christian Hoard, writing for Rolling Stone, described the album as "Malkmus' loosest set of songs ever, an elegantly meandering head trip underpinned by the kind of tuneful, world-wise romanticism that's won him the hearts of English majors everywhere".
"The Poet and The Witch" is a Mellow Candle cover.
"Shake It Around" is an otherwise unreleased original.