Hidden Cameras, the / Smell of Our Own, the
Album: Smell of Our Own, the   Collection:General
Artist:Hidden Cameras, the   Added:Jun 2003
Label:Rough Trade  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-07-14 Pull Date: 2003-09-15
Week Ending: Sep 7 Aug 24 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20
Airplays: 1 2 1 4 4

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 30, 2007: Fiction Romance
A Miracle
4. Sep 07, 2006: knifefishhappyhour
Ban Marriage
2. May 29, 2007: Lost and Found
Ban Marriage
5. Jun 09, 2006: The Lunchbox
A Miracle
3. May 10, 2007: Fiction Romance
Boys of Melody
6. Jun 07, 2006: Foreplay and Sex WAx
Golden Streams

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-12
Insanely listener-friendly and polite pop music from Toronto-based group. Prone to big sounds - strings, timpanis, harmonizing voices, pipe organ, killer hooks, you could compare the group to a northern Chills. Highly recommended.

1. Lush, catchy
2. So peppy and catchy as to to distract you from the subversive "Ban Marriage" lyrics
3. Pretty acoustic song
4. Choppy rhythm, good sing-along potential, nice strings
5. An REM-ish quality in the reedy voice, the obtuse melody, and the strummed rhythm
6. Orchestral and choral arrangement give big sound to this already huge hook; reminds of Spiritualized nouveau-gospel
7. Pleasant but pales in comparison with others on album
8. Nice choir-in-a-church accent to otherwise straightforward song
9. Again, hymn-like (or anthemic) in the simplicity of the song; everybody sing and clap!
10. A bit of chamber-pop; delicate

Track Listing
1. Golden Streams   6. Day Is Dawning
2. Ban Marriage   7. Boys of Melody
3. A Miracle   8. Shame
4. The Animals of Prey   9. Breathe on It
5. Smells Like Happiness   10. The Man that I Am with My Ma