Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Parallel Play
By

Rating
Album: Parallel Play
# Song Title   Time
1)    Believe In Me
2)    Cheap Champagne
3)    All I Am Is All You're Not
4)    Emergency 911
5)    Burn For It
6)    Witch's Wand
7)    Dogs, The
8)    Living The Dream
9)    Other Side, The
10)    Down In The Basement
11)    If I Could Change Your Mind
12)    I'm Not A Kid Anymore
13)    Too Many
 

Album: Parallel Play
# Song Title   Time
1)    Believe In Me
2)    Cheap Champagne
3)    All I Am Is All You're Not
4)    Emergency 911
5)    Burn For It
6)    Witch's Wand
7)    Dogs, The
8)    Living The Dream
9)    Other Side, The
10)    Down In The Basement
11)    If I Could Change Your Mind
12)    I'm Not A Kid Anymore
13)    Too Many
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Gregory "Goose" Macdonald (piano, percussion, background vocals); Kevin Hilliard (hand claps); Nick Detoro (percussion).
  • Audio Mixer: Nick Detoro.
  • Recording information: Orange Lounge; Sloan's Rehearsal Space, Toronhto.
  • It's a strange thing when a band mining nostalgic sounds of past generations also engenders their own canonical significance. But nearly 20 years and some major label ups-and-downs on, Sloan--Canada's primary power-pop export before the New Pornographers unzipped their goods--are forging ahead in their maturity while still representing a blast from the past. "Witch's Wand" strips things down to a piano-melody gallop that sounds a few bars askew from the Kinks' "Lola," before bridging to a chorus with a more contemporary set of handclaps and blissful vocal hiccups. Introspective lyrics like those on "Burn For It" and the AM radio-ready "Living The Dream" contribute to PARALLEL PLAY's sounding as much like an update on the guys' newfound elder statesman status as it does a flawlessly executed turn-back-the-clock-affair. By looking back with equal deftness to Big Star, the British Invasion, and their own imprinted Sloan style, these Canucks have prolonged not just the legacy of their influences, but their own legacy as well.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.66) - "[T]he foursome -- who alternate songwriting and vocal duties -- have honed their skills to a finely calibrated science." -- Grade: B+

Magnet (p.116) - "PARALLEL PLAY joins the likes of Matthew Sweet's GIRLFRIEND and the Posies' FROSTING ON THE BEATER in the pantheon of power pop."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Power Pop
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Parallel Play on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top