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Album: Dekkagar
# Song Title   Time
1)    Making Love (In the Natural Light)
2)    Feather Clip
3)    Neverstop
4)    See No Evil
5)    Lachrymosa
6)    So Anna
7)    From Seven to Mars
8)    Mrs. Turner
9)    First Time That
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Performer Notes
  • The National Trust includes: Neil Rosario.
  • Engineers: Colin Studybaker, Laurent Bichara.
  • Recorded at Engine Studios, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Recording information: Clava And Engine Studios, Chicago, IL.
  • Though the lush, ornate, often-dreamy pop of the National Trust bears echoes of '70s soft-rock kings like ELO and 10cc (and the band earnestly cites Pablo Cruise as an influence), a quick perusal of the album credits reveal the work of a cabal of Chicago indie-rock hipsters, suggesting some hardcore postmodernism at work. A listen to DEKKAGAR (no, we don't know what it means either) tends to bear that out; no one will mistake any of these carefully crafted items for an actual Doobie Brothers nugget. But there's no wiseguy slumming going on here. A group like Air references Pink Floyd solely to make a point, but parts of DEKKAGAR recall the smooth flow of MEDDLE simply because that's what boils the National Trust's collective oil. Most importantly, the band knows hot to craft a hook; in pop music of any era, that's the major part of the battle.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (1/03, p.96) - Ranked #44 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"

Mojo (Publisher) (5/02, p.108) - "Wide-eyed, naive and exploding with enthusiasm..."

NME (Magazine) (4/13/02, p.30) - 7 out of 10 - "...One of the least lo-fi records you will ever hear....DEKKAGAR sees the musicians reclaiming pop music..."
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