Twin Cinema - The New Pornographers
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Universal acclaim- based on 121 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the third album of sunny indie-pop tunes for the acclaimed union of Neko Case, Dan Bejar (also of Destroyer) and A.C. Newman.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. It's their trademark boisterous hyper-melodies... that will have you involuntarily humming their praises for weeks (months!) to come. [26 Aug 2005, p.59]
  2. While that may disappoint some waiting for a masterpiece, there's no shame in mining the same ground as long as they make records as tight and tuneful as this.
  3. The New Pornographers shine because every member gets their due. [#10, p.107]
  4. Is it their best album? Maybe not. Is it still the best pop album of the year? Of course.
  5. The slickly produced Twin Cinema tweaks the formula to include subdued moments, climactic codas and fully unified vocals, elevating the band’s ideas to complete cohesion and transcending its previous output.
  6. It would be a joke to call an album as lush as Twin Cinema “lo-fi,” but it is a more subtle, reined-in New Pornographers.
  7. Inevitably, when the Prozac finally wears off the more 'thoughtful' numbers fall flat on their faces. [20 Aug 2005, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 75
  2. Negative: 3 out of 75
  1. Aug 22, 2010
    9
    When I first hears "Use It" on the radio, I felt that sense of instant recognition of a great band reaching a peak, fully realizing their sound, similar to the first time I heard "Losing my Religion" by REM or "Bulls on Parade" by Rage. The album matches the epic quality of that song, although "Use It" remains a standout track. Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2011
    9
    Great album...and The Bleeding Heart Show is one of my favorite songs ever constructed. I simply can't get enough of Neko and Kathryn's voices. It is pure pop as is should be. Expand

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