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Various Artists / Isota Records Singles
Album:Isota Records Singles Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:12/2004
Label:Isota Records 

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Add Date:2005-04-03 Pull Date:2005-06-05 
Week Ending:5 Jun29 May22 May15 May8 May1 May17 Apr10 Apr
Airplays:11211231

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 18, 2006:Biff Bang Pow
Barcelona
4.Jun 04, 2005:Alex
Noam Chomsky Spring Break 20
2.Nov 11, 2006:Biff Bang Pow
Secrets
5.May 28, 2005:dog and pony show
Barcelona
3.Mar 08, 2006:I once was canadian
Barcelona
6.May 21, 2005:the Dog and Pony Show
Dinner for Two

Album Review
Alex Dunn
Reviewed 2005-03-19 
Compilation of indie-pop/rock singles released by local label Isota. Nice variety (see descriptions). If you play pop, there’s probably something here you’ll like. I especially liked 3, and also recommend 2, 8, 9, 12.

1) 90 bpm. Folky acoustic guitar, Beck-ish singing. Nice lyrics.
2) 70 bpm. Miss Piggy sample, shuffle beat, odd ourragh background sounds, scratchy violin.
3) 55 bpm. Lovely chamber pop, male/female duet, lyrics about vacationing, cartoonish domestic violence.
4) 70 bpm. Alt-country with odd lyrics.
5) 85 bpm. Cluttered electronic sounds, then female vox., fuzz guitar. Thick production.
6) 60 bpm. Warped background, isolated male vocals, bells. Sim. to 2.
7) 80 bpm. Hendrix blues rock, w/ unsteady rhythm, simple structure
8) 140 bpm. Thick, thumpy pop, with nice time signature glitch.
9) School marm sample, then strong beat, rich strings. Odd interlude with sampled female vox. Ends with sampled laughter.
10) 160 bpm. Rockin’ rock, with standard beat, good male vox., thick melody/rhythm guitar texture.
11) 70 bpm. Alt-country. Male vocals, nice slide guitar. Sometimes clever lyrics.
12) 140 bpm. Electro pop/rock 80s throwback. Female vox. about teen betrayal.
13) 120 bpm. Purposely cheesy synths, vocoder melody, bells.
14) 110 bpm. Anti-folk, guitar, simple rhythm, “you can’t stop the machine…I want to leave.”

Alex

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Birds of AmericaYes! I Know that I Am Free
2.Department of Eagles (As WhiteDinner for Two
3.Oldham, WillBarcelona
4.Gagon, Colin Michael & Nixon'sCentral Control (7" Version)
5.Capsules, theIt Hangs Over Me
6.Low Flying OwlsSilhouettes of Furs
7.Black Keys, theLeavin' Trunk
8.UnderhundWelcome to Hhothh
9.Department of Eagles (As WhiteNoam Chomsky Spring Break 20
10.CharmlessAction
11.Collier, GeraldMy Best Friend
12.BoyskoutSecrets
13.One Ring ZeroThe Sirens of Red Hot
14.Chris T-TYou Can't Stop the Machine