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Knives Dont Have Your Back

Emily and the Soft Skel Haines , Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Audio CD
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Four years and four cities later, Metric's Emily Haines is finally (almost) ready to release her debut solo effort. On September 26, Last Gang Records will release Knives Don't Have Your Back, which was written and recorded in Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, and New York over the last four years, and features contributors including Sparklehorse's Scott Minor, Broken Social Scene's Justin Peroff, Stars' Evan Cranley, and Metric's Jimmy Shaw. Though it took Haines four years to complete the album, the singer says she'd been plotting this for years. Among those songs are a track that was written while Haines was studying electroacoustics in Montreal, while some were recorded in Toronto in the winter of 2002, shortly after the death of Haines' father. According to the label, the album is intimate and mellow, featuring piano-driven tracks with string and horn arrangements.

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Haines,Emily & The Soft Skeleton ~ Knives Don't Have Your Back

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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty and sweet Sept. 13 2006
Format:Audio CD
Emily Haines (of Metric) creates a soft touch kind of album. This album would be the soft spoken cousin of Metric, with its light vocals, reminiscing of Cat Powers and Beth Gibbons. My only (small) beef with this CD is that several of the tracks start the same way, with a repetitive piano cord. Otherwise, I find this album very soothing, just what you need when taking a hot bath or drinking a cup of tea.

4 stars out of 5!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mistake On Tracklisting Oct. 27 2011
By Dazed
Format:LP Record
On the back of my "KDHYB" there are only 5 tracks on side A not 6 like the tracklist states. Side A begins with "Our Hell" and ends with "the Lottery" , Side B begins with "the Maid Needs a Maid" and ends with "Winning".

Am I the only one with this small but never the less mistake?

Though "Knives Dont Have Your Back" has to be one the decades most profound and beautiful records.
I am still hoping for a follow-up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb July 21 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is not Metric, this is not Metric, warn the aghast popsters. No, it is not Metric, but it is the pure, stripped-down creative genius upon which Metric is based. So simple and quiet, yet so devastating. I shiver in awe every time I hear "Crowd Surf Off a Cliff" - that voice, that piano part. It is always so interesting to have these proto-documents from artists that have made it in rock or pop: it's like going to wellhead, finding out where it all comes from. (Another example: Martina Sorbara's "The Cure for Bad Deeds": her later reincarnation -- Dragonette). Now if we could only have "Cut in Half and Also Double", which is well-nigh impossible to find. Emily, could you please pull a "Grow Up and Blow Away" and see that "Cut in Half" is reissued? I doubt it can be as good as Knives, but it sure would be lovely to find out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never heard of one of Canada's finest artists? Nov. 30 2009
By lpkay
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Perhaps you've never heard of Emily Haines. Maybe you've heard of Metric, she's the lead singer of a talented alternative music group called Metric. If you have, you know what I'm talking about. If you have not, it's a shame, she deserves to be widely known, like internationally. This CD is a quiet, but profoundly interesting collection of her personal work. My highest recommendation.
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i have loved (or grown to love) practically eveything emily haines has been involved with. therefore, i did not hesitate to buy this CD. no, this is not a metric CD. all tracks on "knives don't have your back" are mainly piano driven. it is extremely MELLOW.
honestly, it took me awhile to get into it. it isn't the type of CD you can pop into your car player and groove down the highway with.
it has become, however, one of my fave discs to listen to while reading or doing homework. the songs grow on you. among my faves are: "our hell", "doctor blind", "crowd surf off a cliff", "detective daughter", and "the maid needs a maid".
in a night i have been known to put this CD on repeat. it is NOT to be missed. but it may need repeated listening. keep that in mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emily Nov. 18 2006
Format:Audio CD
Emily haines has such a soothing voice, there is something about it that makes you want to close your eyes and rest peacefully. With a gorgeous voice like that, this album is definatly underrated. Now people can actually enjoy and realize emily haines pure and natural talent. while in the background of BSS and Metric worldwide success, Haines still manifest an enjoyable down to earth attitude and you can tell in her collection of well crafted songs here.

As delectable as a delicious midnight snack.

(the album cover and art is very cool, hardcover, just like a little book)
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