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Format: CD
Sku: 249525459
UPC: 015707829427
UPC 14: 00015707829427
Release Date: 6/4/2013
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Limits
2. Boomerang
3. Off His Head
4. Gonna Walk
5. Odds Are
6. Keepin' It Real
7. Give It Back to You
8. Best Damn Friend
9. Did I Say That Out Loud?
10. Daydreamin'
11. Smile
12. Crawl

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Ed Robertson (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Kevin Hearn (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, accordion, melodica, piano, celesta, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Jim Creeggan (double bass, electric bass, background vocals); Tyler Stewart (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Muze PNote Recording information: Jimmy C's, Toronto (01/2013-02/2013); Noble Street Studios, Toronto (01/2013-02/2013); Revolution Recording, Toronto (01/2013-02/2013); Jimmy C's, Toronto (03/2013-04/2013); Noble Street Studios, Toronto (03/2013-04/2013); Revolution Recording, Toronto (03/2013-04/2013); Jimmy C's, Toronto (05/2012); Noble Street Studios, Toronto (05/2012); Revolution Recording, Toronto (05/2012).
Muze PNote Photographer: David Leyes.
Muze PNote The Barenaked Ladies' 11th studio album, 2013's Grinning Streak, finds the band sticking with the polished, mature sound they delved into on 2010's All in Good Time. The second album the band has released since splitting with lead singer/songwriter Steven Page in 2009, Grinning Streak is also the band's first for Vanguard. Once again, longtime singer/songwriter Ed Robertson takes most of the spotlight here, with keyboardist Kevin Hearn getting one self-penned turn at the mike. Clearly, with Page having been such a huge part of the band's sound, Barenaked Ladies had a tough time rethinking their identity. Smartly, with All in Good Time, rather than trying to replace Page, the band moved in a more subdued, mature direction, making the most of Robertson's longstanding knack for writing particularly playful, but nonetheless heartfelt alt-rock anthems about love, loss, and the intimate little details that make up our lives. The band sticks to this approach on Grinning Streak with thoughtfully crafted arrangements that mix melodic pop with liberal electronic flourishes. In fact, the album has a bit of an ironic title, as the songs generally feature a tone of poignant reflection. Which isn't to say that the band has lost its sense of humor. On the contrary, it's still there, but with more of a melancholy edge than when the band was an MTV favorite in the late '90s and early 2000s. To these ends, we get a handful of immediately hummable folk-pop tunes including "Boomerang" and the jaunty, lite-rap, feel-good anthem "Odds Are." While these songs certainly carry a bit more emotional weight than much of BNL's past hits, they also reveal a hopefulness. On "Odds Are," Robertson sings, "Sure, things can go wrong/ But I'll take my chances/Odds are long, so why not play." Ultimately, while the toothy smiles might be wiped off the faces of Robertson and the rest of the Barenaked Ladies' faces, Grinning Streak reveals that their hearts remains firmly on their sleeves. ~ Matt Collar

Producer: Gavin Brown

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Associated Artists and Works

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/17/2013
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2013
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1570782942
Music Label Name Label : Vanguard
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00015707829427

Professional Reviews

Mojo (Publisher)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Opener 'Limits' is propulsive and all metaphor....'Boomerang' is better still..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Barenaked Ladies
Product attributeLabel:   Welk Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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