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Veirs, Laura / Year Of Meteors
Album:Year Of Meteors Collection:General
Artist:Veirs, Laura Added:08/2005
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-10-16 Pull Date:2005-12-18 
Week Ending:18 Dec11 Dec4 Dec27 Nov20 Nov13 Nov6 Nov30 Oct
Airplays:32516555

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 07 Dec 10:Andy S
Double Daydream Disaster
4.Tue, 13 Oct 09:ROX
The "Ho-Ya Ho-Ya" Show
2.Thu, 18 Feb 10:ROX
Pherotones: Laura Veirs interview
5.Tue, 02 Jun 09:canuck
I once was Canadian
3.Tue, 01 Dec 09:ROX
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6.Tue, 19 May 09:canuck
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Album Review
The Bawd Of Euphony
Reviewed 2005-10-11 
A pacific northwesterner, Laura Viers has been crafting beautiful songs for years now. This, her second release for indie/major giant Nonesuch is her best to date. Simple songs decorated with masterful arrangements that includes blips, bleeps, strings, keys, beats and of course great guitar playing. Her voice is crisp and honest and I find her melodies intoxicating. Moodiness dominates with the occasional upbeat rocker as well. Know-Yr-Own/ K records veteran Karl Blau (The Microphones, Mount Eerie, Kelp!) plays all over this record adding a twist in places that need it. Play this often!!! –tHE bAWd oF eUPHONy

1**(4:57) Cool acoustic guitar melody and vocals. This is the heart of her music. Beautiful and pulsey rhythm enters making this a great piece.
2**(3:35) Single from the record. Distorted guitars and wiggly synths, a semi-rocker, great melodies
3**(5:15) Great swing with full band. Weaving vocals and really cool keys. Great song!
4*(2:37) Tender acoustic number.
5*(3:06) Cool violin/guitar melody, very Eastern. 4/4 mid tempo.
6**(4:00) Another swinger, moody guitar and smooth snare work. Nice fuzzy guitars. Cool arrangements. Dig it
7**(2:42) I love this number. A standout track. Mostly acoustic guitar/vocals. Simple feel with cool syth swells. Peter Gabriel vocal chorus. Awesome stuff
8*(2:52) Upbeat groove. Nice feel
9**(3:06) Slower swing, acoustic guitar/vocals. Cool harmonies and a warm arrangement.
10**(3:11) This one is for you Murray. Rocking swing with great pop hooks. String work is rad! Love it!
11**(3:40) Acoustic/vocals intro w/ electric guitar melody. Great fingerpickin’.
12***(3:25) This is my favorite track, it just gets me right at the core for some reason. Super super Moody, great guitar line and RAD Chinese sounding keyboard work. Reminds me of the Cure’s “The Figurehead”, call me weird if you must. Electro beat throughout ***Song ends early there is about 2 minutes of silence before secret track 13.
13 (1:34) 3 Minutes of silence then what sounds like her home demo of track 7 on the piano. Kind of silly

Track Listing
1.Fire Snakes 7.Through The Glow
2.Galaxies 8.Cool Water
3.Secret Someones 9.Spelunking
4.Magnetized 10.Black Gold Blues
5.Parisian Dream 11.Where Gravity Is Dead
6.Rialto 12.Lake Swimming