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Paper Television

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1. Pile Of Gold
2. Parentheses
3. The Big U
4. The Long List Of Girls
5. Bonjour Juene Fille
6. Babay (Eat A Critter, Feel It's Wrath)
7. Eat Your Heart Up
8. Pardon Me
9. Fists Up
10. True Affection

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Moments of brilliance Jan. 28 2007
By David Reimer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Paper Television is good enough to make you hope that The Blow's upcoming album will be better. Unlike the hostile reviewer below, I felt that Khaela Maricich's vocals perfectly blend cool detachment with barely-supressed but genuine emotions. The musical arrangments, as well, show a hip but not hipster sensibility, and both music and vocals also reveal an underlying sense of humor that makes this a good listen. Which brings us to the lyrics...

At their best, songs like Parentheses, Babay, and True Affection provide intelligent pop pleasures and clever-w/out-cute lyrical surprises. At their worst, songs like Long List of Girls and Bonjour Jeune Fille feel like bad high school poetry.

The overall result is frustrating, because The Blow's arrangements are such that the lyrics stand front and center, so the weaker material cannot hide. Quite the opposite - it scratches through like nails on a chalkboard. The good songs are truly enjoyable though. Hopefully their upcoming album will offer greater lyrical balance to support the duo's basic musical strengths.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I love true affection, but this album is not for me Sept. 23 2008
By Pollyester - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I love the song true affection, and I love her voice, but the rest of the songs are just not for me. I was pretty bummed there was nothing else along the lines of true affection, it's such a unique and interesting song.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
One of my faves from 2006 Jan. 24 2007
By G. Rhabyt - Published on
Format: Audio CD
With wonderful vocals riding in and out of the lo-fi electro loops, Maricich approaches pop in both style and content, while keeping us just off balance. The tracks, like her voice, tease by touching love and sex without following through in any predictable way. A lovely frisson.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Road trip proven Aug. 25 2009
By Doctorslamdunkulus - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Because my car audio "system" was so hastily conceived and crudely implemented, changing CD's while driving is dangerous. So, having just ordered it, I listened to this CD over and over and over during a nine hour DC-to-Atlanta drive. I would always forget to change the CD when I stopped for gas, but then wouldn't care. This album is only 30 minutes, so that's like 18 times through. Proven, I'd say.
If you remove the junk there is a "repeat" album here. March 1 2014
By Giznary - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
While a couple songs on this album just rub me the wrong way, removal of the offenders results in a real jewel! Parenthesis and True Affection are stand-out tracks in my opinion.