Nada Surf / Weight Is A Gift, The
Album: Weight Is A Gift, The   Collection:General
Artist:Nada Surf   Added:Oct 2005
Label:Barsuk Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-12-11 Pull Date: 2006-02-12
Week Ending: Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 8 Jan 1 Dec 25
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 3 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 31, 2022: Stranded at Settembrini's (rebroadcast from Mar 17, 2022)
Always Love
4. Apr 27, 2012: Outrun My Gun
What Is Your Secret?
2. Mar 22, 2022: Stranded at Settembrini's (rebroadcast from Mar 17, 2022)
Always Love
5. Oct 11, 2011: T-Lex and Lil' Lo Lo
What Is Your Secret?
3. Mar 17, 2022: Stranded at Settembrini's
Always Love
6. Mar 29, 2011: Indie English
Do It Again

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-02-08
Pretty straight forward indie pop. I don’t know their previous work well to compare. Songs are held down by a lot of guitars and backed up with bass and drums. Keyboards, strings and other instruments make appearances on here. I suppose I hear similarities to Rogue Wave here. There are some great pop moments on this record and some sort of bland ones.
-Adrian FCC: 7
My picks: 2, 4, 5, 9
1. med-fast. steady-strummed guitars. keyboards and high harmonies here and there.
2. med-fast. starts with strong bass and drums. slightly dark guitar comes in. nice chorus with harmonies.
3. med-slow. arpeggiated guitar with vocals (and harmonies). goes into dense (full distorted guitar sound) rock.
4. starts w/ med-slow guitar. comes in sounding pretty Death Cab-like. harmonies.
5. slow. starts with mellotron-like keyboards. Stays pretty sparse with prominent vocals. pretty song. almost like a different song comes in with 1:04 left, faster and sort of far away-sounding. ends with distortion.
6. med-slow. a few guitar parts. pretty straight forward indie pop. nice bridge leads back into the chorus.
7. soooo many FCCs it’s ridiculous. No way you can play this on the air. good song otherwise.
8. slow. slide guitar, plodding drums. atmospheric voices/ keyboards in the background
9. crunchy drums with acoustic guitar on top. Drums, etc come in later.
10. rock build up beginning, backs off before the first verse.
11. standard indie pop song complete with pre-chorus build-ups. dense layer of guitars. slows down and then picks up again. ends with 5:07 left.
Hidden track: starts with 1:57 left in track 11. keyboards and backward sounds. pretty atmospheric. ethereal vocals.

Track Listing
1. Concrete Bed   6. All Is A Game
2. Do It Again   7. Blankest Year
3. Always Love   8. Comes A Time
4. What Is Your Secret?   9. In The Mirror
5. Your Legs Grow   10. Armies Walk
  11. Imaginary Friends