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Last Shadow Puppets, The / Age Of The Understatement, The
Album:Age Of The Understatement, The Collection:General
Artist:Last Shadow Puppets, The Added:05/2008
Label:Domino Recording Company 

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Add Date:2008-06-15 Pull Date:2008-08-17 
Week Ending:17 Aug10 Aug20 Jul6 Jul29 Jun22 Jun

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 05, 2013:Music Casserole
My Mistakes Were Made For You
4.May 17, 2011:Treeswinger Radio
The Age Of The Understatement
2.May 15, 2013:Minding The Gap
The Meeting Place
5.Feb 17, 2011:Treeswinger Radio
Calm Like You
3.Feb 10, 2012:There and Back Again
The Age Of The Understatement
6.Aug 16, 2008:New World Disorder
The Age Of The Understatement

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-06-16 
The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement
Reviewed by Sadie O., 6/2/08
Retro-psychedelic pop with some reverb and lots of strings… Two young British guys and a producer recreating the world of the late 60’s, but with sometimes creepy and sometimes 60’s cinematic overtones.
No FCCs detected. I like 1, 4, 10, and esp. 6 best.
1. 3:08 ***random whirring intro, then uptempo running beat and psychedelic fuzz guitar garage rock.
2. 2:18 *Byrds-y uptempo folky strumming, with some orchestra and bombast. Which is ok – no big arguments here.
3. 2:26 **LONG fade in, lopsided 6/8 whirl with a hint of Bond.
4. 2:38 ***martial stomp and tremolo, farfisa! Early psychedelia feel.
5. 2:37 *random electronic chimes intro, then sweet midtempo 60’s pop orchestration with vaguely Beatles-ish vocals. Fades out to bits of electronic tones for last half minute or so.
6. 2:44 ****bits of big vocals intro, then uptempo reverb-laden psychedelia – great sound! Turns into a waltz of the damned. Few seconds of dripping at end.
7. 3:05 **midtempo syncopation, pretty chimes and sweet vocals. Some BIG orchestration, fraught as heck with drama.
8. 4:00 *uptempo and fairly cinematic (in a European sort of way). Fades to squeeping and strangeness.
9. 3:05 **midtempo, very creepy 6/8, then uptempo fuzzed out snarl. He sounds serious…
10. 2:29 ***uptempo 6/8 with Bond-ish strings, I think I hear drugs talking.
11. 3:56 **ballet strings into Carnaby-street movie music. OK, it’s kinda hard to describe, but with familiar aspects.
12. 2:22 *downtempo lone strummed acoustic guitar and echo-laden vocals. Sounds terribly meaningful.

Track Listing
1.The Age Of The Understatement 7.My Mistakes Were Made For You
2.Standing Next To Me 8.Black Plant
3.Calm Like You 9.I Don't Like You Anymore
4.Separate And Ever Deadly 10.In My Room
5.The Chamber 11.The Meeting Place
6.Only The Truth 12.Time Has Come Again