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Proper Nouns, The / A Million Hurtful Things
Album:A Million Hurtful Things Collection:General
Artist:Proper Nouns, The Added:May 2008
Label:All Hail Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-02-01 Pull Date:2009-04-05 
Week Ending:Apr 5Mar 22Mar 8Mar 1Feb 22Feb 15Feb 8

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 13, 2009:Music Casserole
Long-Time Correspondent
4.Mar 04, 2009:The Heart of KZSU
The Floor
2.Apr 04, 2009:On The Warpath
Long-Time Correspondent
5.Feb 26, 2009:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Every Future Conversation
3.Mar 21, 2009:Music Casserole
The Floor
6.Feb 17, 2009:Reelin' in the Years
The Hateful Throng

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-01-16 
High-energy Britpop with guitars and even an organ. Lots of minor-key tunes with a dire but upbeat pace, a little bit '60s-retro. Innocent male vocals, lots of fast/loud guitar strumming. Happy, catchy stuff with reasonably intelligent lyrics. You gotta play it all. *FCC* on (7).

1- Minor key, fast rolling rhythm. Violin break.
2- Mid/fast, driven.
3- Perky, popping rhythm. Cool fuzz-guitar chorus.
4- Chugging, with organ. Gets spacey near the end.
5- Swaying, mid/fast
6- Snappy quarter-note rhythm, loosens up later
7- *FCC* after first chorus. A deeper pop feel.
8- Minor key, fairly fast. Cool.
9- Relatively calm: neat little beat, cool catchy chorus, spacey break. SEGUES into:
10- Energetic, bright, breezy
11- Bright, snappy
12- Dark
13- Big, power-poppy, breezy. WARNING: Ends with a false start for Track 14. Fade early!
14- Serious triplets feel, still fairly fast. Nice buzzy guitar. At the end, shifts through sound effects into a wistful, sad ditty.

Track Listing
1.The Hateful Throng 8.The Attending Village Officers
2.Tender Artillery 9.The Floor
3.The Lesser Stars 10.Petrochemicals
4.Long-Time Correspondent 11.The Moment Is Marked
5.Conditions Are Worse 12.My First Death Ray
6.Turnabout Gone 13.Every Future Conversation
7.Doom And Gloom 14.1976