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Re: New Pornographers
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2007, 11:53:11 AM »
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Twin Cinema was my first taste of them and I liked it quite a bit - enough to get AC Newman's solo effort.
I also love the Wolf Parade album. I kinda sluffed them off as another Pitchfork overhyped band, but then came back to the album and now enjoy it quite a bit. Looking forward to their new album this year.
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Re: New Pornographers
« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2007, 02:12:30 PM »
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The new album is ace!!

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Re: New Pornographers
« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2007, 12:00:31 AM »
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its totally meh.  even the bejar songs are subpar, and those are the usually the only ones worth caring for.  spirit of giving is worth the price of admission though. 

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Re: New Pornographers
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2010, 05:06:36 PM »
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Outta nowhere, New Pornographers have a new album, Together.  I learned about it from Amazon, of all places.  Saw it was out just last Tuesday, May 4th, and I ordered it (it was only $7.99, very reasonable).  But... I was disappointed.  Let's just say it's no Challengers.  Or Twin Cinema.  Whereas I thought Challengers was a step up from even Twin Cinema, and one of the best of 2007, this is just average.

A trademark of their music is jarring, go-nowhere pop that never peaks, only plateaus, with a unique pattern that is equally likely to enrapture you as it is to grate on your nerves.  While there are no bad tracks, and the first four are pleasant enough, it takes until number 12, We End Up Together, for anything memorable to occur.  And it is very memorable, one of my faves in their whole catalog.  Silver Jenny Dollar is annoyingly amicable, if such a thing is possible.  Your Hands (Together) and Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk are two of the other standouts.  But 6-11?  Filler.

Bumping 'cause hey, maybe someone else will like it more than I do (not to say I don't, just that I expected more.   On to Wolf Parade's Expo '86 (and an outta-place thanks to the Now Playing thread for the heads-up)!

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Re: New Pornographers
« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2010, 11:46:15 PM »
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I actually really liked this record, but now it's starting to feel a little worn. Moves, Crash Years, Silver Jenny Dollar, and Up in the Dark are the stand outs. The others are slowly sounding less and less memorable, but I still really enjoyed it. And yeah, Challengers is still better than this. I think the people who thought it was slow or boring just because it's very different will now realize it was actually a very nice change of pace and a good step for them artistically. Together reminds me a bit more of Mass Romantic in it's sort of likeable mediocrity. But, I have to say, Dan Bejar's songs are actually good for once (I typically can't fucking stand him). It's safe to say any new album will never be no Twin Cinema.
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Re: New Pornographers
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2011, 09:05:19 PM »
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Amazon is using Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk to plug Kindle.  They've arrived.  Or something.  Makes me at least look back at the song and album and reconsider.  We End Up Together is still beautiful.


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Re: New Pornographers
« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2014, 03:12:10 PM »
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http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/16955-the-new-pornographers-brill-bruisers/

New album, August 26th.

One song is available for sample at that link, and it is really well done, I think.  Shades of their older stuff, but a good mix feels of all NP eras.  I'm excited, and I like the art.  That's always been the case with them, though.

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http://store.bandmerch.com/thenewpornographers/product/160961b006/brill-bruisers-cd.html

CD available for pre-order along with other stuff in their store.  Track listing is on that page too.  Anticipation rising.

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Re: New Pornographers
« Reply #52 on: September 04, 2014, 12:31:49 PM »
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The new album is great, BTW.

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Re: New Pornographers
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2017, 06:13:23 PM »
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http://thenewpornographers.com/  New album Whiteout Conditions, April 7th.  Single "High Ticket Attractions" with video at their website.  Yay!  Really catchy.  Vintage them.

 

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