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Pollard, Robert / Coast To Coast Carpet Of Love / Standard Gargoyle Decisions
Album:Coast To Coast Carpet Of Love / Standard Gargoyle Decisions Collection:General
Artist:Pollard, Robert Added:Oct 2007
Label:Merge Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-07-13 Pull Date:2008-09-14 
Week Ending:Aug 17Aug 10Aug 3Jul 27Jul 20

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 12, 2009:Signal to Noise
Dumb Lady
4.Aug 05, 2008:Time Traveler
Current Desperation (Angels Speak Of Nothing)
2.Nov 27, 2008:A2Z sub
Miles Under The Skin
5.Aug 05, 2008:Streams, Highways Redux
Nicely Now
3.Aug 13, 2008:Volcano Radio
Look Is What You Have, Penumbra, Dumb Lady
6.Jul 29, 2008:Time Traveler
Current Desperation (Angels Speak Of Nothing)

Album Review
Alma Mahler
Reviewed 2008-07-05 
Catchy, guitar-rock pop from this prolific indie songwriter. "Coast to Coast..." is straight power pop, while "Standard Gargoyle Decisions" is the harder rock stuff. Good solid work, yet some of these tracks feel redundant. Very accessible.
FCC 1.12

Disc 1
1)* Nice harmonies, clean rock tune
2) Straight rock guitar and drums, melody softens halfway through
3) Slow tune, lovely vocal work
4)* Pop, bright & catchy
5)** Classic meandering GBV pop
6) Guitar anthem, pretty standard
7)** Great rhythm, full sound, well-rounded song
8)* Melancholic rock anthem
9) Darker, almost ominous tune
10)* Great vocals, bright melody
11) Harder rhythm with some interesting flat tones
12) Very catchy (FCC)
13) Acoustic, 70s rock feel
14)* Opens with drums & driving electric guitar, vocal effects
15) Playful vocals, acoustic guitar. Drums, effects enter ~1:00.
16)* Very catchy pop, soft & sweet breakdown toward end of song

Disc 2
1) Some good guitar stuff on this one
2)* Interesting 70s hair metal sound...breaks to slow more typical Bob stuff
3) Heavy - great drums, echoey vox
4) Upbeat, bluesy rockin' tune.
5) Slightly psychedelic pop tune
6)** Shorty but real goody - just Bob, guitar.
7) Playing at Tom Waits vox
8) Weird rhythms in this one
9)* Stripped down pop rock w/ cool organ riff
10)** Punk rock Bob
11) Slowed down ballad
12)* Meandering, psychedelic rock
13) Rather bland rock tune
14)** Good structure, beats
15) Interesting guitar effects on this one
16)* Sweet lo-fi lullaby
17) Opens with "Spoonful" riff, runs off into fast punky rock

Track Listing
1.Our Gaze 17.The Killers
2.Count Us In 18.Pill Gone Girl
3.Exactly What Words Mean 19.Hero Blows The Revolution
4.Current Desperation (Angels Speak Of Nothing) 20.Psycho-Interia
5.Dumb Lady 21.Shadow Port
6.Rud Fins 22.Lay Me Down
7.Customer's Throat 23.Butcher Man
8.Miles Under The Skin 24.Motion Sickness Ghosts
9.Penumbra 25.I In The World
10.Slow Hamilton 26.Here Comes Garcia
11.Look Is What You Have 27.The Island Lobby
12.I Clap For Strangers 28.Folded Claws
13.Life Of A Wife 29.Feel Not Crushed
14.Youth Leagues 30.Accusations
15.When We Were Slaves 31.Don't Trust Anybody
16.Nicley Now 32.Come Here Beautiful
 33.Spider Eyes