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Silversun Pickups / Swoon
Album:Swoon Collection:General
Artist:Silversun Pickups Added:10/2009
Label:Dangerbird Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-12-13 Pull Date:2010-02-14 
Week Ending:14 Feb7 Feb31 Jan24 Jan17 Jan10 Jan27 Dec20 Dec

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Album Review
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Reviewed 2009-12-10 
Glittery, modern-rock shoegaze with crisp vocals. Seems like an effort to distinguish and polish their sound (and probably to stop attracting so many Smashing Pumpkins comparisons). A little monotonous and over-orchestrated as a result, but still some standouts. My picks: 1, 5. FCC clean.
– Andy

1 - Upbeat, poppy; simple, catchy, two-note riff. 7 seconds of almost-silence at beginning, ends at -0:56, with a spacey outro following
2 - String parts and distorted guitar accents give this an unfortunate video-game-soundtrack feel, but solid choruses break out of it.
3 - Starts with slow tempo, bass/ambient synth with electric noodling, heavy vocal reverb; gradual, effective build in intensity.
4 - Chunky guitar riffs, some weird androgynous vocals on verses, sprawling choruses with more strings.
5 - Nice bass riff, unadulterated shoegaze guitar, vocal harmonies, choruses that stand out.
6 - Slow, quiet number, rises and falls rather than going for another long crescendo.
7 - Heavy, brooding, mid-tempo.
8 - Simple, bright; lo-fi guitar and clean vocals are refreshing.
9 - Sparse, with interesting conjoined bass/guitar parts. Well-used strings toward end.
10 - Darkened pop song; slow stretch in middle then picks back up.

Track Listing
1.There's No Secrets This Year 6.Draining
2.The Royal We 7.Sort Of
3.Growing Old Is Getting Old 8.Substitution
4.It's Nice To Know You Work Alone 9.Catch & Release
5.Panic Switch 10.Surrounded