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Does You Inspire You [Bonus Tracks]

Album: Does You Inspire You [Bonus Tracks]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Garbage
2)    Planet Health
3)    Earwig Town
4)    Bruises
5)    Somewhere Around Here
6)    Evident Utensil
7)    Territory
8)    Flying Saucer Hat
9)    Make Your Mind Up
10)    Dixie Gypsy
11)    Don't Give a Damn
12)    Chameleon Closet
13)    Ceiling Wax
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Karen Codd (cello); Sasha Bell (flute); Christie Taylor (saxophone).
  • Audio Mixer: Britt Myers.
  • Recording information: Great City Productions, New York, NY; L'hotel Buswjick; Terrible Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
  • The Brooklyn based trio Chairlift owe a great deal of their fame to "Bruises," a quirky, synth-heavy single, prominently placed in an iPod ad. The band's debut full-length, DOES YOU INSPIRE YOU, displays a musical range beyond the danceable electro-pop featured in that break-out track. The laid-back, downtempo soundscapes that permeate the album are carried along by Caroline Polachek's haunting, ethereal vocals. And the kitschy synth instrumentation lends the melodies a near otherworldy quality reminiscent of New Age or low budget sci-fi film music. While some have criticized DOES YOU INSPIRE YOU as an uneven effort, the album's bright spots more than make up for any awkward fumbles, making it one of the more impressive debuts in recent memory.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.61) - 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The tunes go down smooth, ranging from breezy exercises in Eighties-excess pop to country-tinged reveries."

Spin (p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] startlingly impressive debut: astute, melodic evocations of plinky new wave and the Cocteau Twin's smeary dreams that achieve a timeless emotional resonance."

Spin (p.46) - Ranked #40 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[T]hey flit from uncanny new-wave caricatures to beguiling heroin country ballads..."

Blender (Magazine) (p.73) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Caroline Polachek carries the melodic weight with a breathy and nimble contralto, and she has a knack for enjoying childlike fantasies without sounding immature..."
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