I Sold Gold - Aqueduct
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length for the Seattle-based band which consists solely of David Terry (and his drum machine) and has drawn comparisons to Grandaddy and the Flaming Lips.
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  1. One man has made a beautifully subtle magic in his bedroom studio--and it will be heard on The O.C. in no time.
  2. I Sold Gold, despite its lack of crisp tones, has clearly seen plenty of production fussiness, leading to a great sounding record that would fit in a lineup of Tiny Telephone productions, like Death Cab for Cutie in particular.
  3. I Sold Gold is the rare record that can poke fun at itself, the world, and its fans yet transcend simple entertainment.
  4. Quirk-rock fans, rejoice! [28 Jan 2005, p.85]
  5. Granted, this is no masterpiece, but it’s quite good and very often it is even compelling.
  6. Its flimsiness usually finds a way to sound purposeful, and that makes Aqueduct's personal, cerebral pop worth coming back to.
  7. Narcissistic, repetitive, underpowered and yet strangely compelling in its quirky construction and directness.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Oct 5, 2010
    9
    This is a great example of bedroom indie-synth-pop. The music is danceable, but the lyrics can really make you think. You can tell he enjoyed making these songs. Expand

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