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The New Pornographers – Together

27 09 2011

Listened: Friday July 15

Woody’s brother Glen gave me a couple of New Pornographers albums for Christmas, 2010. Due to the project, I hadn’t really listened to this album at all, and I was sort of wary anyway, since the band is kind of universally known as cool and good in rock music circles. Sometimes my teenage suspicion that “anything a lot of people like is probably not that interesting” comes back. I was super-wrong in this case.

Together is a very catchy and well-crafted explosion of power pop. Plus it’s constructed with one of my favorite rock music things – men and women singing together (see Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Arcade Fire). Every song sounds very skillfully engineered and cohesive. I’m always amazed when the album ends; I just want it to continue!

Give The New Pornographers a try – I feel lame for putting them off for so long!

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