Impossible Shapes, the / We Like It Wild
Album: We Like It Wild   Collection:General
Artist:Impossible Shapes, the   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Secretly Canadian  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-03-01 Pull Date: 2004-05-03
Week Ending: May 2 Apr 25 Mar 21 Mar 14 Mar 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 16, 2007: I once was canadian
The Perfect Timing
4. Apr 26, 2004: Fly By Night
Lovers Living Uphill, Sharing Our Space
2. Jun 16, 2006: too heavy for titanium
Lovers Living Uphill
5. Apr 24, 2004: 15 Miles til Sunday
Give Me a Note
3. Feb 24, 2005: I Once Was Canadian
The Perfect Timing
6. Mar 17, 2004: press and release
Lovers Living Uphill

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2004-02-23
Mellow, good-natured indie pop, with a folksy, almost countryish, sensibility. (They’re from Indiana.) Kinda like the Beatles and Tom Petty at their most mellow. Not even the song “We Like it Wild” is really wild at all. Usual complement of instruments, with tenory male vocals. High proportion of songs in 3/4 time.

*1. *(1:49) serene, simple, small.
*2. *(2:51) waltzy, with some soary guitars in background
*3. *(2:59) faster, more rock-y guitars, kinda uneasy melody (a bit Tom Petty-ish)
4. (2:38) waltz; cute, folksy, quaint and a little twangy. Trumpet.
*5. *(2:44) like a jazz combo playing a waltz; piano and perc., elec. guitar
6. (3:24) very laidback bounce, rocky guitars
*7. *(2:31) quiet sweet waltz tempo, acoustic guitar and echoing vocals
8. (2:10) mid/uptempo bouncy, wildly swinging catchy chorus
*9. *(2:43) ghostly waltz, windy sounds, dark lyrics
10. (1:55) slow, dirty wawa guitar (kinda like Riders on the Storm but with less organ?) instrumental
11. (3:22) simple and small waltz, acoustic guitars, piano; some pauses.
*12. *(3:04) happy jangly waltz, vocal harmonies; meter changes
13. (3:32) slow but loud waltz, sounds like the last dance
*14. *(5:46) bouncy but mellow, cheerful, some vocal harmonies. (the rhythm of the chorus/hook is really catchy, for some reason) has some wild guitar parts.

—reviewed by mandy (la chanteuse)

Track Listing
1. Give Me a Note   8. You Are not the Target
2. The Perfect Timing   9. Breathing in the Burning Roo
3. She Let Me Run   10. Birds
4. We Like It Wild   11. What the Winter Does
5. Sharing Our Space   12. Naked Bull Rush
6. What About the Other Side   13. It's Hard to Lose a Member
7. To Be Wild   14. Lovers Living Uphill