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Old 04-21-2009, 07:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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thanks! if you want I can share the album.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've got it on CD, but thanks.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have an album that I want you to review. It is yellow though. I had lined it up for my Judge An Album By Its Cover thread but would be happy for you to give it a go.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:57 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Will there be a token Weezer review?
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:30 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Nice idea this. Bring on Trout Mask Replica!
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:50 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I have an album that I want you to review. It is yellow though. I had lined it up for my Judge An Album By Its Cover thread but would be happy for you to give it a go.
yes, please, send it my way!

PMO - good question. i'll definitely consider it.

Bulldog - i was actually going to review TMR instead of Standards for my first review. uncanny. i will do it the next go-round.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:28 AM   #17 (permalink)
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ORANGE

THUNDER, LIGHTNING, STRIKE THE GO! TEAM


“One, two, three, four!”

You’ll never hear that rally cry the same way again. A great album can be one that takes tried and true preconceptions and makes them fresh again. The Go! Team do just that in Thunder, Lightning, Strike, their debut album. The secret is in the production.

Though they live up to their namesake, making energetic music with cheerleading chants, it wouldn’t make perfect sense to let the album spin at a party. Though some songs would do just fine (The Power is On, Get It Together, Junior Kickstart, Huddle Formation), the lo-fi production brings the music closer to home. The Go! Team aim to pump you up with nostalgia, channeling Saturday morning cartoons, a sunset on the beach with your friends wearing light sweaters and sinking flip-flops in the sand - channeling your youth, in other words.

To do that they use strings, banjos, turn tables, funky basses, pianos, horns, samples and standard band instruments. As you can imagine, the lyrics are not on the forefront. You can hear the chanting, but I’d pay anyone who can understand any of them. That’s because the lyrics are not the point - the delivery is. I swear they Poke-rap at one point (Bottle Rocket).

If there was one thing to criticize about the album is that it’s impossible to follow up. The Go! Team did release a second album, Proof Of Youth, but everything that was good about Thunder, Lightning, Strike was scrapped for that one. This is a once in a lifetime offering, an album with no precedent and probably no successor. You may be able to come up with a few bands and albums that sound similar, but none come close to doing what The Go! Team do so successfully here.

GET IT TOGETHER


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Old 04-22-2009, 12:47 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Good review. Unfortunately I have never been able to get into the Go team.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
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nothing to be nostalgic about? : P
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:59 PM   #20 (permalink)
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if you review that you are cool as custard. plus i dont think you will find a redder album cover
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