Wildlife was release in 2011 and showed a departure from the key focuses of the previous record. La Dispute’s main goal with this record was to make it feel as organic and natural as it could be – to have it sound as it would when being performed live, using no techniques to polish it.
This album as a contrast to the first, mainly focuses on mental health and the fortitude of the human psyche. Many songs are told from another’s perspective, retelling experiences second-hand.
1. a Departure
2. Harder Harmonies
3. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Blues
4. Edit Your Hometown
5. a Letter
6. Safer in the Forest/Love Song for Poor Michigan
7. The Most Beautiful Bitter Fruit
8. a Poem
9. King Park
10. Edward Benz, 27 Times
11. I See Everything
12. a Broken Jar
13. all our bruised bodies and the whole heart shrinks
14. You and I in Unison