Ballboy / A Guide for the Daylight Hours
Album: A Guide for the Daylight Hours   Collection:General
Artist:Ballboy   Added:Oct 2003
Label:Manifesto Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-12-29 Pull Date: 2004-03-01
Week Ending: Feb 22 Jan 25 Jan 11
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 05, 2008: nag champa orangeasm
Sex Is Boring
4. Jan 06, 2004: Nothing Important
Meet Me at the Shooting Rane
2. Feb 18, 2004: In the leaves
Where Do the Nights of Sleep
5. Jan 06, 2004: Discarded, Recycled, and New
Meet Me at the Shooting Rane
3. Jan 23, 2004: Discarded, Recycled, and New
Avant Garde Music
6. Nov 27, 2003: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Avant Garde Music

Album Review
Matt Mettler
Reviewed 2004-02-06
Sometimes it’s fun to hear pop rock with a thick Scottish accent. U2 and New Order seem to have been formative for Ballboy. The synthesizer has a special place in these tunes, which gives it a distinctly non-American pop sound – it has that glam rock/”our rock sound is big enough to fill an amphitheater” edge to it sometimes. The acoustic numbers gives the album a nice balance, like track 10. They infuse quirky and geeky lyrics about lonely guys, like the kind with infatuations with girls at record stores and the ones who take solace in country music after a breakup. There are a lot songs pertaining to sex, particularly track nine, called “Sex is boring (with me).”
-Matt M.

1. Fast – Funny and sad song about a guy humiliated by girl in a record shop – with a “fuck” FCC.
2. Up-tempo – Has sort of a glam rock/New Order synthesizer grandeur.
3. Fast – very cool bridge, but it has “asshole” – or “arsehole” FCC
4. Up-tempo – Odd song about a frayed relationship.
5. * Down-tempo – solo acoustic guitar – good song, but only 1:36
6. Mid-tempo – Lot’s of strings, mostly an instrumental, but he speaks a bit in the middle
7. Up-tempo – Very much U2ish with the guitars.
8. Up-tempo – Intense – feels like this song operates on a full canvas – the synthesizer riff is cool on this one.
9. * Up-tempo – Very cool bridge that moves into big sound with strings.. I like how this song deals with male fears of inadequacy.
10. * Down-tempo – just an acoustic guitar and a lovely cello – very good song with poignant theme about the line between love and destroying the thing we love. For example: “if I was going to kill you/I wouldn’t tell you/ (I’d do it with style)”
11. Up-tempo – it has “shite” – or “shit” in Scottish, so I think maybe FCC. The trombone is pretty cool.
12. Down-tempo – solo acoustic guitar – nice.

Track Listing
1. Avant Garde Music   6. A Europewide Search for
2. Where Do the Nights of Sleep   7. Something Going to Happen
3. You Cant Spend Your Whole Li   8. Nobody Really Knows
4. I Wonder If Your Drunk Enoug   9. Sex Is Boring
5. I Lost You but I Found Count   10. Meet Me at the Shooting Rane