|Album:||No More Songs About Sleep and||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Poster Children||Added:||Feb 2004|
|Label:||Hidden Agenda Records|
|Add Date:||2004-04-19||Pull Date:||2004-06-21|
|Week Ending:||May 30||May 23||May 16||May 9||May 2||Apr 25|
|1.||Mar 11, 2005:||Distraction-Limited
|4.||May 27, 2004:||Hello Kitten
|2.||Dec 30, 2004:||Fiction Romance - best of 2004!
|5.||May 20, 2004:||Hello Kitten
Now It's Gone
|3.||Aug 27, 2004:||Distraction-Limited
|6.||May 14, 2004:||Distraction-Limited
=> 1. Hits the ground running with machine-gun guitar, then thunderous but oddly lilting drums. Nice, punky call-and-response vocals.
2. A tasty grunge-cum-Bo Diddly shuffle with insinuating, Devo-like vocals. Ends abruptly. (CD has video for this song.)
3. Fast, percussive, and off-balance with Jello-Biafra-like half-spoken vocals. False ending halfway through. "What's that on your breath? It's not crow or humble pie. Smells like revenge."
=> 4. Fast, high energy. Starts with high-speed monotonic solo guitar, then adds bass, then drums, then old-UK-two-note-siren-style guitar. Song keeps evolving. Surprise ending.
5. Medium tempo but high energy, lots of harmony. Old-style Poster Children. Lots of repetitive tension and release. False ending in middle, then surprise ending.
=> 6. Slow acoustic guitar with manic male vocals, then full band joins. Aah-ahh female backing vox. Totally Pixies! and that's a good thing.
=> 7. Wild & aggressive in a grunge-pop sort of way. Futuristic, 1984-esque vocals: "Citizens, you must trust the leader!"
8. Begins with tentative fuzz bass, then gets bouncy with new-wave, melodic guitar and harmony, sing-song vocals. "Yesterday, everything should have changed... for a moment we were one, and now it's gone."
9. Medium fast & nasty. Starts with a brief tone, then drumstick clicks, then kicks in becoming an anthemic, power-grunge lament.
=> 10. Fast & happy grunge pop with hand-claps and depressing lyrics about alcoholism and ruined lives. Super dance hit.
11. Medium fast, poppy and dynamic. Another props-to-Jello-Biafra number. Spoken verses plus sing-song chorus. But don't trip over those 5/4 measures they throw in during the bridge.
12. Fades in slowly. Medium tempo and minimal, spoken verse (again) and sing-song chorus (again). Reminds me of Wall Of Voodoo this time, but gets minimal and Television-like at the end. Fades out.
|2.||Western Springs||8.||Now It's Gone|
|3.||Sugarfriend||9.||Different & Special Things|
|5.||Shy||11.||Hollywood Pt. Ii|
|6.||The Floor||12.||Midnite Son|