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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.Mon, 12 Nov 18:a.b. en masse
truth to force
4.Sat, 27 Feb 10:Eme O
Music Casserole
2.Thu, 13 Apr 17:a.b. en masse
satin fever
5.Fri, 31 Dec 04:canuck
I once was Canadian
3.Sat, 01 Apr 17:a.b. en masse
satin fever
6.Thu, 15 May 03:Kathryn
Unnecessary Sun Exposure

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