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Sloan / Sloan 12
Album:Sloan 12 Collection:General
Artist:Sloan Added:04/2018
Label:Yep Roc Records 

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Add Date:2018-04-29 Pull Date:2018-07-01 
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Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2018-04-24 
“Sloan 12” Sloan
12th album from the Canadian power-pop band, Sloan. Solid album that includes 3 songs written by each of the four long-time members of the band. Music ranges from big, guitar-driven anthems to 1970s-style prog pop and even folk-pop-rock that’s reminiscent of the Byrds or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSN&Y). There’s a lot to like here with a fit for a variety of shows featuring any type of rock. RIYL: Guided by Voices, Buffalo Tom, Teenage Fanclub, the Byrds, or other 90s or 70s rockers.
— Francis

Recommended: 1, 6, 5, 3, 10, 7, 12, 4. No FCCs noted.

1. (3:39) Spin Our Wheels — Searing guitars, driving drums, and big ‘classic rock’ backing vocals contribute to an up-tempo, anthemic, power pop opener. ****
2. (2:52) All Of The Voices Another straight-ahead 90s-sounding guitar rocker.
3. (2:45) Right To Roam — Hooky prop pop like out of the 1970s. Nice harmonies in the choruses. Handclaps near the end. ***
4. (3:28) Gone For Good — Byrds or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-sounding folk-rock. Rich harmonies. **
5. (3:15) The Day Will Be Mine — First single. Crunchy guitar rocker with a soaring lead vocal and nice guitar solo. ***
6. (4:06) Essential Services — Piano-based pop with sweet harmonies and a catchy, skipping melody. Harmonies sound like the Beatles. ***
7. (3:34) Don’t Stop (If It Feels Good Do It) — Plinking barroom-style piano highlights another prog-pop tune spun in a 1970s style. ***
8. (3:37 Year Zero — Up-tempo rocker with a nice blend of guitar riffs and a busy bass line.
9. (3:19) Have Faith — Harder rocker with shimmering reverb on the guitars.
10. (2:40) The Lion’s Share — Melodic and catchy pop-rock with a lighter, breezy feeling — like a pop tune from the 70s that broke away from the tried-and-true formulas. ***
11. (3:38) Wish Upon A Satellite — Deliberate, pulsing rocker with roaring guitars.
12. (3:51) 44 Teenagers — Pensive rock tune that starts like the harmony-rich folk-rock of the 60s and then shifts to a heavier sound in the middle. Lyrics reference death of Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie from brain cancer. **

Track Listing
1.Spin Our Wheels 7.Don't Stop (If It Feels Good Do It)
2.All Of The Voices 8.Year Zero
3.Right To Roam 9.Have Faith
4.Gone For Good 10.The Lion's Share
5.The Day Will Be Mine 11.Wish Upon A Satellite
6.Essential Services 12.44 Teenagers