Gang of Losers is the third full-length album from Montreal band The Dears. It was released on August 29, 2006 in Canada under the Maple Music Recordings label and on October 3, 2006 in the USA under the Arts & Crafts label. On July 10, 2007, Gang of Losers was announced as a finalist for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize, alongside such other acts as Feist, Junior Boys, and Chad VanGaalen. All songs written by Murray Lightburn. Ticket to Immortality" – 4:22.
Gang Of Losers (CD, Album). MapleMusic Recordings, Universal Music Canada. Gang Of Losers (2xCD, Album, Lim). Australia & New Zealand.
Ticket to Immortality. Death or Life We Want You. Hate Then Love. There Goes My Outfit. Fear Made the World Go 'Round. You and I Are a Gang of Losers. Ballad of Humankindness. Find Our Way to Freedom. Australia release bonus disc. There Goes My Outfit (acoustic). Ticket to Immortality (acoustic).
This isn't to say that Gang of Losers is just Murray Lightburn playing an acoustic guitar and crooning forlornly, but it does mean that the Dears seem to have traded in their strings and horns for more straightforward electric guitar and keyboard riffs
Montreal sextet the Dears are probably sick to death of the Britpop revival tags pinned to them like tails to a birthday party donkey- fed up with the talk of Morrissey-this, Blur-that and tired of the myriad synonyms for "orchestral. That's OK: It's easy enough to talk about Gang of Losers, the band's third full-length in their -long career, sans synopses of 1995's End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story and 2003's No Cities Left. There are no plot twists from here, no surprises. There's a song called "You and I Are a Gang of Losers", and subject matter's stuff like "You and I are on the outside of almost everything" repeated ad infinitum. The band is, if anything, more confident than ever, but the sound's grandiosity too easily verges on melodrama, a vable misery.