War Stories is the third studio album by English electronic music group UNKLE. The album was released in Japan on 20 June 2007, UK and Europe on 2 July 2007, and in North America on 24 July. War Stories debuted at number 58 in Australia. The cover art was designed by 3D of Massive Attack.
|Studio album by Unkle|
|Released||20 June 2007|
|The A.V. Club||B+|
|Los Angeles Times|||
The album was promoted by three singles: "Burn My Shadow", "Hold My Hand" and "Restless". The video for "Burn My Shadow" featured the actor Goran Visnjic and was directed by Miguel Sapochnik. The track "Chemistry" is used as the instrumental track for "Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)" by Lupe Fiasco from his 2007 album Lupe Fiasco's The Cool. Lupe Fiasco chose War Stories as his number 1 album of the year as posted to a video on Myspace. The track "Mayday" was featured in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV on the radio station Radio Broker. The track "When Things Explode" was used during the climax of the episode "Number Crunch" (Season 1, episode 10) from the TV series Person of Interest.
The most popular song from the album, "Burn My Shadow", was used during the climax of the movie Repo Men. It was also featured in an Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood trailer, the trailer for the 2009 video game Fuel, and in the episode "Flesh and Blood" (Season 1, episode 19) of the TV series Person of Interest. The song "Chemistry" was featured in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood DLC "The Da Vinci Disappearance", a trailer for series six of Spooks and the documentary film Countdown to Zero (2010). "Hold My Hand" was featured briefly in the 2008 film 21.
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||58|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||50|
|Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)||99|
|French Albums (SNEP)||84|
|Irish Albums (IRMA)||66|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||58|
|UK Albums (OCC)||58|