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My Robot Friend / Open The Book
Album:Open The Book Collection:General
Artist:My Robot Friend Added:04/2016
Label:Worried Rainbow Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-05-23 Pull Date:2016-07-24 
Week Ending:24 Jul17 Jul10 Jul3 Jul26 Jun19 Jun12 Jun5 Jun
Airplays:21322332

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 18, 2020:KZSU Time Traveler
Shipwrecked
4.Apr 17, 2020:KZSU Time Traveler
Shipwrecked
2.Jul 17, 2020:KZSU Time Traveler
Open The Book (Feat Andre Williams)
5.Jan 17, 2020:KZSU Time Traveler
Gone (Feat. Dean Wareham)
3.Jun 19, 2020:KZSU Time Traveler
Now I Know (Feat. Andre Williams)
6.Dec 27, 2019:KZSU Time Traveler
Gone (Feat. Dean Wareham)

Album Review
DJ Postnatal
Reviewed 2016-05-14 
At first I thought the genre of this album was similar to other issues from My Robot Friend, meaning electropop/rock. But as I got further and further into the record, I became more confused. This CD is manic! There are some noteworthy electro tracks, but there are some strange acoustic pop tracks thrown in too. It’s a shame, because the electronic tracks are so much more unique than the forays into more poppish territory. Still, creative lyrics and the more synth-based songs make this CD worth a listen or two.

RIYL Hot Chip, Fischerspooner
FCC clean
Recommended tracks: 3, 5, 7, 10

1. (4:22) A fast drumbeat and plucky guitar complement airy vocals lamenting a lost relationship.
2. (4:15) Strings with a moving beat and harmonic vocals.
3. (2:12) Short, dancey, synthy ode to 4-on-the-floor beats.
4. (2:36) Dime-a-dozen, poppy song about cheating. Could be in the top 40.
5. (2:33) Interesting lyrics with a catchy beat featuring a typewriter. I love literary puns!
6. (3:01) Country twang that makes me chuckle because the lyric “nickels” sounds like “pickles.”
7. (3:20) ’80s-style synth with pleasant male vocals singing about heartbreak.
8. (3:32) High-pitched vocals over a cute, twinkly beat.
9. (4:27) Acoustic guitar and harmonic girlish pop. What is this doing here? It’s like Bruno Mars somehow inserted himself into this record.
10. (5:16) An especially Hot Chip-sounding track with quiet vocals and a foot-tapping beat that builds into a vibrant synth.
11. (3:01) Dreampop wannabe track with twinkly triangles.

Track Listing
1.Goodbye 6.I'm Not A Young Man Anymore (Feat. Dean & Britta)
2.Emancipated Hearts (Feat. Dean Wareham) 7.A Practical Joke
3.909 8.Now I Know (Feat. Andre Williams)
4.Creep (Feat. Andre Williams) 9.For You (Feat. Andre Williams)
5.Open The Book (Feat Andre Williams) 10.Shipwrecked
 11.Gone (Feat. Dean Wareham)