|New Pornographers / Electric Version|
|Add Date:||2003-06-09||Pull Date:||2003-08-11|
|Week Ending:||10 Aug||3 Aug||27 Jul||20 Jul||13 Jul||6 Jul||29 Jun||22 Jun|
|1.||Sat, 04 Feb 12:||Largos|
The Groove Machine
|4.||Fri, 03 Jun 11:||Trent Kay|
The DJ Never Has It
|2.||Sat, 01 Oct 11:||Hervey Okkles, An Adequate Sub|
Post-Football Short Set
|5.||Tue, 29 Mar 11:||Ashleigh|
|3.||Fri, 08 Jul 11:||Nick & Noah|
|6.||Fri, 15 Oct 10:||DJ Truc|
_Electric Version_ is the second release from the Canadain power-pop supergroup, The New Pornographers. The New Pornographers feature Carl Newman (of Zumpano), Dan Bejar (of Destroyer), and the inimitable Neko|
Case. _Electric Version_ is a very solid album of hooky, clever. power-pop. Everything on here is catchy, upbeat, and fun.
For better or for for worse, _Electric Version_ is not a repeat of the New Pornographer's debut _Mass Romantic_. _EV_ is a much more polished album, but it also missing a lot of the odd arrangements and production
touches that made _Mass Romantic_ such a gem.
Stand-out tracks: 12!, 6, 2, 3, 4, 9
1. Insistent, with Carl's falsetto vocals. Neat keyboards and a wonderful chorus.
2. Great dramatic track with instantly memorable chorus, weird synths
3. Neko sings! Quirky keyboard, noisy guitars, driven. Great groove.
4. Crunchy keyboard-driven track. Noisy break in the middle of the song. Noisy outtro that just dissolves.
5. Bowie-informed track with unnerving keyboard groove. Kinda aimless.
6. Dan sings this classic track. Glammy male vocals. Background "ooh-ooh"'s. Male vocals, Neko sings on chorus.
7. Driving track with Neko vocals.
8. Crunchy track with oddly detached vocals.
9. Glammy, clever. Dan attempts a sad and meaningful song about listening to the radio.
10. Hard-rocking, lots of good ideas in the jam near the end, but somehow the song doesn't click.
11. Gentler, lyrics (when they can be understood) seem a little more meaningful. Bowiesque.
12. Weird, majestic with a detached, otherworldy dub reggae feel.
13. Neko back in her Belinda-Carlisle-as-a-robot mode! Cute lyrics.
|1.||The Electric Version||6.||Testament to Youth in Verse|
|2.||From Blown Speakers||7.||It's Only Divine Right|
|3.||The Laws Have Changed||8.||Ballad of a Comeback Kid|
|4.||All for Swinging You Around||9.||July Jones|
|5.||The New Face of Zero and One||10.||Miss Teen Wordpower|