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We Don't Need to Whisper
Angels & Airwaves
Released May 20, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006 at Never Pants Ranch and Studio 606
Length Length may vary
Genre Alternative rock
Label Geffen
Produced by Tom DeLonge, Danny Lohner
Album guide

We Don't Need to Whisper is the debut album by Angels & Airwaves. It was released on May 20, 2006 in Australia, on May 22 in the UK, and on May 23 in North America.

We Don't Need to Whisper was certified Gold in Canada (50,000 copies) in 3 days. It was certified Silver in the UK (60,000 copies) and sold over 127,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. A large number of fans pre-ordered the album, which greatly increased the debut sales.

As of August 16, 2008, the album has sold over 550,000 copies in the US alone. As of July 2007, it has sold over 800,000 copies worldwide.

Making of the album[]

The album's roots can be traced back to the Blink-182 writing sessions that began whilst on tour in 2004, in preparation for a new Blink-182 album. When Tom DeLonge departed Blink-182 in February 2005, he used some of these demos as foundations for Angels & Airwaves songs. Regarding DeLonge's decision to use these ideas, Mark Hoppus stated in 2006 that:

There were some cool songs started in those dressing rooms. After Tom quit, our old manager called and said that he was going to take some of the ideas that we had started on the tour and re-record them for Tom’s new band. When the Angels and Airwaves record came out, I was actually excited to hear what had become of those ideas. There were some great beginnings in those demos. I was really disappointed in what became of them, though, for the same reasons I mentioned above. I thought they would have made great blink-182 songs, but something got lost in the translation.

For the rest of 2005, Tom and his new bandmates wrote and recorded all of the songs on this album at his home studio.

Track listing[]

No. Title Length
1. "Valkyrie Missile" 6:39
2. "Distraction" 5:36
3. "Do It for Me Now" 4:33
4. "The Adventure" 5:12
5. "A Little's Enough" 4:45
6. "The War" 5:07
7. "The Gift" 5:02
8. "It Hurts" 4:14
9. "Good Day" 4:30
10. "Start the Machine" 4:11
11. "The Machine" (UK Bonus Track) 3:42
Total length: 53:30