Weightlifting - Trash Can Sinatras
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the veteran Scottish band is their first album release in eight years and first U.S. release since 1993's 'I've Seen Everything.'
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
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  1. It's startlingly good, better than an eight-year-layoff album has any right to be.
  2. Listening to the record makes you feel like it was 1993 again, in a good way. In a melodic, honest and jangly kind of way. In a way that makes you think "nobody makes records like this anymore".
  3. 90
    Tender, wise, compassionate and magnanimous, it's a special, special record for anyone who has ever hurt. [Dec 2004, p.114]
  4. The Trashcans toil on their songs, and at times, it shows -- but all it takes is the 4:10 melodic blizzard of "All the Dark Horses" to sum up what all that sweat was about: birthing pure bliss.
  5. Weightlifting settles into an alternately joyful and reflective string of smart, gentle pop songs that should have fans of The Smiths and/or Crowded House waxing weepily nostalgic.
  6. 70
    It's frequently lush and lovely. [Dec 2004, p.150]
  7. Chock-full of well-textured pop reveries. [16 Sep 2004, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
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  1. ParalyzedMind
    Sep 15, 2004
    10
    EXCELLENT album, especially if you get the deluxe version that comes with a bonus DVD. The best elements of their previous album, Happy EXCELLENT album, especially if you get the deluxe version that comes with a bonus DVD. The best elements of their previous album, Happy Pocket, mixed with parts of "Cake" and "I've Seen Everything." Expand
  2. BJMorgan
    Sep 5, 2004
    10
    This is an excellent return for this group. It is a wonderful follow-up to their previous three albums.
  3. rodrigor
    Apr 21, 2006
    10
    this album is a gift for us!!!
  4. RaoulB
    Oct 5, 2004
    10
    Absolutely the best album of 2004. The Trash Can Sinatras have matured with grace and style. The lyrics are not as clever as their debut Cake Absolutely the best album of 2004. The Trash Can Sinatras have matured with grace and style. The lyrics are not as clever as their debut Cake but still as powerful as ever with a delivery that is matched by no modern recording artists. Several listens and Weightlifting creeps under your skin to stay forever. Expand
  5. MikeB
    Jan 21, 2005
    10
    Best CD of 2004
  6. Hazeyjane
    Feb 7, 2005
    10
    A melancholic masterpiece. Not a duff track here.
  7. StephenD
    Sep 17, 2004
    7
    Missing the tongue twisting lyrics of past albums but still an easy listen just not as much fun to listen to. Every other album is a miracle Missing the tongue twisting lyrics of past albums but still an easy listen just not as much fun to listen to. Every other album is a miracle so hopefully TCS have another one in them. Not to say there is not some excellent tracks and a band that does not get its fair share of airplay. Expand

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