Worlds Apart (Explicit Version) CD (2005)

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 63941244
UPC 602498635308
UPC 14 00602498635308
Format CD
Release Date 1/25/2005
Author And You Will Know Us
Associated Artist/Work IX
Technical Info
Engineer Michael McCarthy; Yohei Goto; Dylan Ely; Jim Vollentine; Michael McCarthy; And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Producer Michael McCarthy; Michael McCarthy; And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
CatalogID 000329002
Lable Name Interscope (USA)
Released 01/25/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498635308
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Karen Neal (alto); Jonathan Nesvadba, Joe Pointer, Brent Bakhoin (tenor); Sophia Ramos (spoken vocals, background vocals); Hilary Hahn, Joan Wasser, Antoine Silverman, Maxim Moston (violin); David Gold (viola); Anja Wood (cello); John Painter (horns); Doni Schroader (drums, percussion); James Olsen (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Mike McCarthy.
Arrangers: Catherine Davis; John Painter.
With its surging rhythms, angst-ridden vocals, and showers of distorted guitars, And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead combine the muscle of heavy rock, the sonic swirl of shoegazer bands, and a touch of emo sensibility into a powerful package. But while the noise-rock cultivated on earlier albums (MADONNA and SOURCE CODES & TAGS) is here, WORLDS APART shows Trail of Dead taking a step forward in terms of songcraft, with a surprising emphasis on melody and accessibility.
"The Lost City of Refuge," for example, moves along at a dreamy shuffle, and "The Summer of '91" begins as an introspective piano-driven ballad before the dynamics fluctuate into crashing chords and rolling tympani. The expansive "The Rest Will Follow" merges chiming Britpop with a martial interlude, while the violin-fueled waltz of "To Russia My Homeland" shows the group more than willing to mix it up stylistically. The ominous "Will You Smile Again?" has the familiar Trail of Dead edge, but for the most part, WORLDS APART foregrounds songs over squall, lending a maturity and focus to the anthemic properties that earned the band a devoted following among critics and fans.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (No. 966, p.58) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[Buffs] up the guitar buzz of vintage Sonic Youth with anthemic power chords..."
Spin (p.87) - "'Caterwaul' lives up to its title with a grinding post-grunge groove as heavy as the dud from Tad, while 'And the Rest Will Follow' blows in on a power-surge fanfare." - Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly (p.143) - Ranked #9 in Entertainment Weekly's 'Top Ten Records of the Year' -- "[T]hey channel their rage, disgust and caustic humor into brawny, exhilarating anthems..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[T]hey've never sounded so incensed....robust, unapologetically anthemic rock & roll..." - Grade: A-
Magnet (p.52) - Ranked #3 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[T]hey came armed with an orchestra, a vocal choir, prog-rock album artwork and an extra drummer."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is an unmistakably 'rock album, but this time they throw more into the mix; there are waltz timings, Primal Scream-style doubled vocals, swooping strings, and more."
Disc 1
1 Ode To Isis
2 Will You Smile Again?
3 Worlds Apart
4 Summer Of '91, The
5 Rest Will Follow, The
6 Caterwaul
7 Classic Arts Showcase, A
8 Let It Dive
9 To Russia My Homeland
10 All White
11 Best, The
12 Lost City Of Refuge, The
Product Attributes
Artist And You Will Know Us
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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