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Nourallah, Salim / Polaroid
Album:Polaroid Collection:General
Artist:Nourallah, Salim Added:04/2004
Label:Western Vinyl 

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Add Date:2004-08-09 Pull Date:2004-10-11 
Week Ending:3 Oct5 Sep22 Aug15 Aug
Airplays:1113

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Album Review
Kathryn Todd
Reviewed 2004-07-25 
Well-crafted pop. The lyrics are quite good, but the music really stands out. It’s varied, just complicated enough, and humorous. The promo sheet is right-this does often sound like the Beatles, although the quality of the male vocals is more like the Unicorns. Lyrics are mostly serious, deal with family relations.
Track 1: Mellow. Slow simple drumbeat and guitar. Depressive vocals. Guitars increase in density. Nice pulsing rhythms. Beatles-esque ocal harmonies.
Track 2: Catchy. Fake-out drum intro. Thin texture with unslicked vocals for first section. Ironic. Texture returns. Goes mono at the end. Fun.
Track 3: Bells intro. Quiet hissy percussion. ¾ time gives it a mellow swingy feel. Pleasant.
Track 4: Uptempo beat. Suicidal vocals. Happy melody.
Track 5: Buzzy tonal background. Strummy syncopated guitars quickly turn monotonous. Same moany vocals.
Track 6: Meringue percussion. Charming. Dissipated vocals. Funny lyrics. Recommended.
Track 7: Glass bead sounds. Growly guitars. Plaintive vocal melody.
Track 8: Lovely acoustic guitar intro. Faraway-sounding vocals. Spanish-y. Devastating lyrics sweetly delivered. Like Leonard Cohen.
Track 9: Placid generic acoustic guitar. Slow vocals. Strummy guitar track. Fluty sound effect. Goes uptempo and boppy.
Track 10: Muted bossa nova feel. High vibrating guitar notes give it a little bit of a psychedelic feel. Beatles feel comes from a lick stolen from “She’s Leaving Home.”
Track 11: Sounds like “Our House.” With a roller-rink organ. Hissy percussion.
Track 12: Contemplative. Acoustic guitar. Elegiac ending.
Track 13: False intro. Lots of reverb. Quiet. Strong rhythmic underpinning gives song forward momentum despite its calm.
-Kathryn

Track Listing
1.Everybody Wants to Be Loved 7.A Family Disease
2.1978 8.The Ones Who Hurt Us
3.Waiting for You 9.One Foot Stuck in the Past
4.Nothing Ever Goes Right 10.Dont Back Waves
5.Missing Funerals 11.Model Brothers
6.We Did Some Things 12.Christmas Eve