Monday, January 22, 2007

Back to Their Best

I've really been digging the new Sloan album, Never Hear The End Of It, which is a great return to form after two lackluster albums that tended toward the Foghat spectrum of 70s rock nostalgia (hey, there's a time and a place for Foghat, but not just every song). NHTEOI goes back to the strengths of Between the Bridges and Navy Blues, as is noted by Entertainment Weekly writing about the catchy tune "Ill-Placed Trust":
Thirty songs from the Canadian quartet that operates like a collective, trading off instruments and vocals between themselves, each writing piles of songs that blend British Invasion with Beach Boys harmonies. This is only the best of a very good, large batch: Any band that can turn the awkward phrase "ill-placed trust" into a catchy chorus and a description for shattered puppy love is a band to admire.

Here's the official infomercial for the album, with interview snippets as well as slices of sounds from the album (which is already on my Top 10 list for 2007):

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Go to the Cracks in the Facade main page.



At 6:36 AM, Blogger Seth Anderson said...

thanks for the tip, I'll give it a spin.


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