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Earlies, The / Enemy Chorus, The
Album:Enemy Chorus, The Collection:General
Artist:Earlies, The Added:02/2007
Label:Secretly Canadian 

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Add Date:2007-05-06 Pull Date:2007-07-08 
Week Ending:8 Jul3 Jun20 May13 May

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1.Sun, 25 Nov 07:the id
Multiple Personality Disorder
4.Fri, 01 Jun 07:Kristle
Something about music
2.Sun, 05 Aug 07:the id
Multiple Personality Disorder
5.Thu, 31 May 07:Rob
Finneman's Market
3.Fri, 06 Jul 07:the id
Multiple Personality Disorder
6.Sat, 19 May 07:Boo Radley
Biff Bang Pow

Album Review
Rob Majors
Reviewed 2007-05-07 
Slick, cinematic indie pop with electronic focus. Varied, creative, and carefully arranged songs centered on retro pop, prog, and some sci-fi undertones, but spanning a wide range of instrumentations and feels (with 16 evenly-credited musicians, I guess one can.) Both slicker and less atmospheric than previous releases, while maintaining the frequent ensemble singing and great harmonies.

Picks: See stars below.
See also: His Name Is Alive, Brian Wilson, a slicker Menomena

***1) 4:53 - Varied build as synths and orchestral sounds rise over rubbery bass vamp into a driving, hypnotic vocal groove. Sci-fi feel.
***2) 2:44 - Catchy, with kooky eighth-note piano pulse and lightly tapping percussion. Bizarre panning towards end.
***3) 4:12 - Plodding bass and vox offset by beautiful refrains. Ends with swirling delay effect.
4) 4:31 - Folksy and shimmering tonality, with steel guitar and plunking synth bloops. Atmospheric break towards middle.
*5) 5:46 - Harmonica intro into dark pop. Rough synth floor, sparse industrial drum groove, and urban sounds set under horns and lighter synth blip percolation. Builds to soaring. 31-sec out.
**6) 4:13 - Controlled instrumental with prominent bassoon. Grieg-like intro into piano and carefully arranged vamps. Cold stop.
**7) 5:26 - Upbeat, with rough horn-and-synths intro reminiscent of TMBG, into smooth indie pop. Nice, quirky electronic break 2/3 to end. Finishes with typewriter sounds.
8) 4:40 - Cut-and-paste samples intro into piano-based prog pop ballad. Ends with swirling chimes to cold stop.
9) 3:17 - Spacious and folksy fading. 12-sec out.
*10) 4:02 - 4-sec intro. Catchy piano pop with heavy perc.
**11) 5:23 - Ambitious, sitar-led instrumental. Mostly post-rock or prog feel. 15-sec out.

Track Listing
1.No Love In Your Heart 6.Gone For The Most Part
2.Burn The Liars 7.Foundation And Earth
3.Enemy Chorus 8.Little Trooper
4.The Ground We Walk On 9.Broken Chain
5.Bad Is As Bad Does 10.When The Wind Blows
 11.Breaking Point