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The New Pornographers: Challengers - 8/21/07

Old 08-23-07, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by gjamesm
Unless it is a sex change.
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Old 08-25-07, 06:49 PM
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I don't really understand the negative criticism of this. I too had my expectations lowered expecting a bunch of droopy ballads. But I think it's every bit as good, if not better than Twin Cinema (which had quite few ballads too). And is easily one of my top 5 for the year so far. Quite creative with their 'box set' executive edition too.

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Old 08-28-07, 09:04 PM
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well shit on me. I picked this up based on this thread, and there are some killer tracks on here. First listen through and I'm all about Myriad Harbour and Old Showstoppers.
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Old 08-31-07, 08:36 AM
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I read that Pitchfork review and assumed the worst... but damn, I really quite like this CD. It's a slightly different than the other three, and I would agree that Neko's not used enough, but I'd rate it more highly than Twin Cinema. I feel like it's The New Pornographers: The Easy Listening Edition, but there's really nothing wrong with that when you've got the kind of sound that they do.

On the other hand, Pitchfork was spot on about the new Rilo Kiley. 75% of that disc is just... blah...
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Old 09-27-07, 07:06 AM
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I think "Challengers" has just become my number one SONG of the year. Man... What a fantastic song...

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