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Rainer Maria / Long Knives Drawn
Album:Long Knives Drawn Collection:General
Artist:Rainer Maria Added:03/2003
Label:Polyvinyl Record Co. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-05-05 Pull Date:2003-07-07 
Week Ending:18 May11 May

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 12, 2018:truth to force
Mystery and Misery, Ears Ring
4.Feb 27, 2010:Music Casserole
Long Knives
2.Apr 13, 2017:satin fever
Mystery and Misery
5.Dec 31, 2004:I once was Canadian
Long Knives
3.Apr 01, 2017:satin fever
Ct Catholic
6.May 15, 2003:Unnecessary Sun Exposure
Ct Catholic

Album Review
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Reviewed 2003-05-06 
Rainer Maria --- Long Knives Drawn

Driving punky emo. Never shy to use their literary allusions, Rainer Maria emotes about "the awful truth of loving" and "throwing away the imperatives." But surprisingly, such weighty diary-excerpt lyrics seldom seem pretentious or whiney, even to a jaded ear. A bit more fast and noisy than their first two albums - more stripped down to the bare minimums - angular and understated with a more garage-y sound. Charging drums and guitars with singer/bassist Catherine De Marrais's stunning voice piercing through the noisy jumble. In a change, guitarist Kyle Fisher doesn't sing lead at all on this album-which is probably a good thing since his indie-kid off-key vocals paled beside De Marrais's.

Best tracks: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9

1 - fast
2 - mid/fast
3 - fast great noisy guitars
4 -- mid
5 - mid
6 - mid
7 -- fast
8 -- fast
9 - slow ballad, a break-up song

Track Listing
1.Mystery and Misery 5.The Awful Truth of Loving
2.Long Knives 6.The Imperatives
3.Ears Ring 7.Floors
4.The Double Life 8.Ct Catholic
 9.Situation: Relation