- Record Label: Matador
- Release Date: Aug 23, 2005
- 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.
- Record Label: Matador
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop
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|In home theaters, still projecting Undestructing, a voice from the back, yeah Double features, soft and harder Wait in silence while planning your...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 30 out of 32
Mixed: 2 out of 32
Negative: 0 out of 32
Entertainment WeeklyIt's their trademark boisterous hyper-melodies... that will have you involuntarily humming their praises for weeks (months!) to come. [26 Aug 2005, p.59]
Under The RadarThe New Pornographers shine because every member gets their due. [#10, p.107]
With more developed ideas than Mass Romantic and a more cohesive sound than Electric Version, it's their most consistent, confident, and best album to date.
Is it their best album? Maybe not. Is it still the best pop album of the year? Of course.
Best (and nearly perfect) when taken two or three songs at a time, as an entire album, Twin Cinema overstays its welcome. It's simply too much of a good thing.
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.
New Musical Express (NME)Inevitably, when the Prozac finally wears off the more 'thoughtful' numbers fall flat on their faces. [20 Aug 2005, p.58]
Positive: 65 out of 75
Mixed: 7 out of 75
Negative: 3 out of 75
EricC.Aug 6, 2007Impossibly fun. I was only a couple of songs in to this album before it became one of my favorites. I'll blast this music from my stereo Impossibly fun. I was only a couple of songs in to this album before it became one of my favorites. I'll blast this music from my stereo for a while.… Expand
MarkSSep 8, 2005I regret trading in their first two efforts, but that's o.k., because this disc has a magic feeling that channels good vibrations.
NicholasBAug 22, 2005Mass Romantic was wonderful; Electric Version its equal; but Twin Cinema surpasses them both. It's nigh on the perfect pop record.
D*To-Dec 6, 2005One of the top few albums of the year, with probably the song of the year ("The Bleeding Heart Show"). This album is a masterpiece from the One of the top few albums of the year, with probably the song of the year ("The Bleeding Heart Show"). This album is a masterpiece from the very beginning, with the burst into "Twin Cinema." The genius of the interwoven lyrics of Case and Newman is brilliant, not to mention Bejar at his best ("Jackie, Dressed in Cobras").… Expand
BernardASep 27, 2005This is the first cd from this band that I bought & after listening to it I just have to get their previous cds. Every song is a gem This is the first cd from this band that I bought & after listening to it I just have to get their previous cds. Every song is a gem especially Use It, Sing me Spanish Techno & Star Bodies. The only weak spot is Jessica Numbers which is really boring. Along with Spoon's Gimmie Fiction this is one of the best releases of 2005… Expand
TimDJun 26, 2006That NME mark proves just how awful a publication it has become under conor mcnicholas tutorship. Their constant overlooking of the terriffic That NME mark proves just how awful a publication it has become under conor mcnicholas tutorship. Their constant overlooking of the terriffic american/canadian pop scene (picaresque 5/10? idiots) in favour of horrendously dull british acts is simply derisory. How you can big up the pipettes and the arctic monkeys while their much better behaved siblings monkey swallows thew universe and band club toil round in northern clubs is quite, quite bizarre. It really cries out for new editorship. Oh, and twin cinema is a very very strong album; bleeding heart show is so jawdroppingly gorgeous i tend to dribble just thinking about it.… Expand
KevinKAug 30, 2005Hooray, another 17 dollar coaster.
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