Warp Records Release Date: Never afraid to put modern day dramas into the context of an old-fashioned literary reference, whether it be classical or obscure, their quirky, perky and incessantly jerky pop songs always seemed to do the trick, whether it be on the radio or in the club. Archived from the original on 29 June Quicken The Heart
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Another album launch gig took place earrthly HMV Newcastle at midnight on 2 April, to release the album, hometown fans were the first to get hold of Our Earthly Pleasures. Our Earthly Pleasures arrives positively brimming with potential hits.
On the whole, Our Earthly Pleasures is a step forward for Maximo Park, as they've obviously made every effort to steer away from the more marketable sound of their first record. Eartyly rock Indie rock Post-punk revival.
If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page. Best of so far. DiS meets Nile Rodgers.
Still, two years of constant touring since their debut appears to have paid off: Even if a large percentage of their audience probably didn't have the foggiest idea what they were talking about. Opener, ''Girls Who Play Guitars'' is equally attention grabbing.
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Retrieved 21 October Jam-packed with singles and a sound that was as distinctively linked with its creators as singer Paul Smith's comb-over, the only question was how would the band be able to follow something that was so near damn perfect. Vocalist Paul Smith states that the title of the album stems from the idea that we are bonded by pzrk experiences, and that several tracks were written to embody specific human emotions.
Warp Records Release Date: Arab Strap's London bow: Quicken The Heart A third launch party took place in London, at the Club on Oxford Streeton the evening of 2 April. Find out more about our use of this data. Our Earthly Pleasures may not be littered with as many obvious radio-friendly unit shifters as its predecessor, but if you are looking for the sequel to 'Going Missing' then 'Nosebleed' eaethly its intentions felt from the off, albeit in a less buoyant manner.
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What that does mean is that a lot of the Devo-like rhythmic playfulness of the first record is gone, the songs now resembling more traditional, straighter-edged pop. Themes book references aside seem to revolve around one thing: Luke Howard - More Heart Stories. The main difference between Our Earthly Pleasures and A Certain Trigger is that if the latter felt almost like a collection of greatest hits - which it eventually turned out to be - the former could almost be described as a concept album.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 1 Novemberat Our Earthly Pleasures Lead single ''Our Velocity'', is a punchy statement of intent, full of 80s choc-a-block synths and driving harmonies. Archived from the original on 27 January A special edition was also released exclusively in Australia, containing the bonus track "Robert Altman" Track 13 - 2: However, because a lot of this record feels like an open letter to an ex courtesy of Paul Smith's personal memoirs, Our Earthly Pleasures doesn't quite have the same impact as their debut, which suggests that maybe some things are better left unspoken, in public at least.
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