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Nada Surf / Weight Is A Gift, The
Album:Weight Is A Gift, The Collection:General
Artist:Nada Surf Added:10/2005
Label:Barsuk Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-12-11 Pull Date:2006-02-12 
Week Ending:12 Feb5 Feb29 Jan22 Jan15 Jan8 Jan1 Jan25 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 27, 2012:Outrun My Gun
What Is Your Secret?
4.Mar 19, 2011:The DJ Never Has It: Comeback Kid Edition (for Kaleo)
Blankest Year
2.Oct 11, 2011:T-Lex and Lil' Lo Lo
What Is Your Secret?
5.Dec 02, 2010:And Other Useful Bibles
Your Legs Grow
3.Mar 29, 2011:Indie English
Do It Again
6.Apr 05, 2010:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Concrete Bed

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