Rock-A-Teens, the / Sweet Bird of Youth
Album: Sweet Bird of Youth   Collection:General
Artist:Rock-A-Teens, the   Added:Oct 2000
Label:Merge Records  

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 09, 2011: Brownian Sub-mission
Car and Driver
4. Oct 09, 2002: Brownian Motion
If I Wnated to Be Famous
2. Aug 20, 2003: Fine Tuning Utopia
Please Don't Go Downtown Ton
5. Jun 05, 2002: Brownian Motion
If I Wnated to Be Famous
3. May 15, 2003: The Darling System
No Books About It
6. Jan 02, 2002: Brownian Motion
If I Wnated to Be Famous

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-10-20
Rock-a-teens. Really sharp pop from Georgia. Flaming Lips, Bowie feel, w/varied instruments but mostly guitar based w/nice piano, synth washes, perfectly blended. Excellent lyrics, male vocals, desperate, slightly off-key but not annoying (like so many vocalists of this type). All good.

1) mid-uptempo, epic sounding
2) uptempo, great lyric hook, slightly droning, fem backups
3) slower ballady piano heavy, ¾ minor
4) ¾ waltzy swingy
5) upbeat pop w/partridge family bouncy beat
6) ¾ midtempo, hooky epic chorus
7) slow and quieter w/acoustic guit, vibes, ¾ drums, fem vocals join
8) another triplet beat, fuzzy and driving, slow-midtempo
9) echoey guit, similar to rest
10) midtempo rock, melodic, nice break/bridge where things fall out
11) mid-uptempo rock, dense production
12) midtempo rock beat w/breaks
13) uptempo melody driven beat w/breaks, builds and falls
14) slow-midtempo epic rock
15) midtempo ¾, another epic feeling chorus
16) swingy uptempo w/burlesque The Fall feel
17) nice vibrato and echo, slow-mid ¾, great lyrics

Track Listing
1. Car and Driver   9. If You Only Knew
2. If I Wnated to Be Famous   10. I Hope You Never See Me Like
3. Please Don't Go Downtown Ton   11. That Day Is Today
4. Betwixt or Between   12. Ma, Look What the City Did T
5. Make It New Again   13. Our Future Was Then
6. Sun's Up   14. Lee Knows Every Raindrop
7. It's Destiny   15. Put It Right Out of Your Min
8. Hwy R   16. No Books About It
  17. Pretty Thoughts Strike Down