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Shut Up I Am Dreaming [Import]

Sunset Rubdown Audio CD
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1. Stadiums And Shrines II
2. They Took A Vote And Said No
3. Us Ones In Between
4. I'm Sorry I Sang On Your Hands That Have Been In The Grave
5. Snakes Got A Leg III
6. The Empty Threats Of Little Lord
7. Swimming
8. The Men Are Called Horsement There
9. Q-Chord
10. Shut Up I Am Dreaming Of Places Where Lovers Have Wings

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Sunset Rubdown started as a solo project of Spencer's home recordings. Canadian micro-indie Global Symphonic released the project's first album, Snake's Got A Leg, in June 2005 and a 5-song self-titled EP in January 2006. The EP recently scored a 7.8 and received a glowing review by Brandon Stosuy on Pitchforkmedia.com. On their new album, Shut Up I Am Dreaming, Sunset Rubdown has evolved into a full-fledged band effort, abandoning the idiosyncrasies of lo-fi solo work yet still eschewing the allure of a polished, glossy production. Along with his bandmates, Krug has transformed Sunset Rubdown into a force of nature and crafted an enormous record. Rough and expansive like a thunderstorm or the whole of a canyon, Shut Up I Am Dreaming rollicks and rages in broad, sweeping gestures and tiny messages.

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5.0 out of 5 stars shut up i am dreaming - pitchforkmedia Jan. 18 2008
Format:Audio CD
Over the course of just one year, Sunset Rubdown-- Wolf Parade co-vocalist and keyboardist Spencer Krug's side project-- has progressed from Snake's Got a Leg's rickety and insular lo-fi basement tape sound to a fuller-bodied EP to this exceedingly well-dressed, multi-hued glam pop. Now operating as a full band (here, a quartet), Sunset Rubdown more closely resemble Wolf Parade but still maintain the rougher ragtag sound of their previous recordings. And now that Krug has followed some of the best material on Apologies with this elegant whallop, he's looking increasingly like an important songwriter rather than just another flavor-of-the-month.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must own Nov. 27 2007
By E. Rego
Format:Audio CD
This is a definite must own for any music lover. Every song is great. This is an amazing band to catch live if you get the chance.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  16 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rivals the Arcade Fire's "Funeral" in terms of beauty Jan. 8 2007
By Shane Carpenter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Simply put, this is a beautiful album. For the longest time, the Arcade Fire's "Funeral" stood on its own as the most beautiful album in my collection. Sure, many albums have beautiful songs - even several beautiful songs, but no albums until "Shut up I Am Dreaming" have struck me as comparable to "Funeral", and that's saying a lot.

I'd now like to address the spotlight reviewer. Musicans/ artists (esp. good ones) create from their heart. Sometimes a lot of people like their contribution and they are recognized i.e., fame, and sometimes their contribution never catches on. However, it is insulting to insinuate that this is "music for the scenesters" like spencer championed them as his key demographic. I am 26 and far from a scenester kid, yet I enjoy this music very much. It's like insinuating that pink floyd made music for drug users. The fact that scenesters may (or may not) like this album is just a side-effect; scenesters weren't the impetus for its creation.

This is an album for anyone that appreciates a beautiful piece of work, be it a scenester, a stoner, or a conservative, etc.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My top release of 2006 Dec 21 2006
By Ivar Zeile - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I cannot state more emphatically that Sunset Rubdowns album is my pick for album of the year, not just for how surprisingly good it is to anyone that enjoyed Wolf Parade's incredible debut but because it is simply inspiring from start to finish. As a whole this is the most delightful kind of album, the one you wish everyone's side-band would put out to keep the enthusiasm going. The fact that it will remain under almost everyone's radar is not entirely bad, as it leaves it open for discovery many, many years down the road.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent and uplifting album June 11 2006
By KDR - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Sunset Rubdown are all set to become the indie rock darlings of 2006. Spencer Krug, of Wolf Parade and Frog Eyes fame, has struck gold again with Shut Up I am Dreaming

This is a wonderful album, filled with soaring and beautiful music accompanied by Krug's haunted, warbling voice

From the opening elegiac chords of "Stadiums and Shrines II" all the way to the soaring pop-synth beats on "Shut Up I am Dreaming of Places Where Lovers Have Wings," I loved every second of this album.

To give the album that distinct flavour, Krug is accompanied by a wide assortment of electric pianos, xylophones, accordions and other instruments that give it a child-like, dream-like feel to it.

While the year is still young, I'd be surprised if this album wasn't on some top 10 lists. If there's any justice in the world, that is.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably my favorite of the year so far July 12 2006
By Example: Mark Twain - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I noticed as I was skimming the Metacritic.com reviews for this album that all the reviewers seemed to enjoy it for the most part, but their seemed to be one consistent overall complaint-- the lack of direction one some of the tracks. The reason I tell you this is because I agree with this critique. But first comes the praise: -I think this is a terrific album, and probably my favorite of the year so far--There are hooks in these songs that lie a bit beneath the surface and just take a few listens to sink in, but once they have they bite down hard. Shut up i'm dreaming does a fantastic job of building up (for the most part) throughout the entire album to reach it's finale and succeeds at finding the climax during it's last song. But with this said, I think that there are a few songs that meander a bit. After listening to anything long enough, you will undoubtadly begin to adapt- and I really feel that i've have to force myself to do this a bit for some of these songs. All in all, I love this record. However, I just can't help but think that perhaps with a few minor alterations- they could have made this 'great' album a classic.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than a side project... March 26 2007
By Luke M. Schierholz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I found out about this group the same way that many others most likely have: I listened to Wolf Parade, wanted more and realized that singer/songwriter/keyboardist Spencer Krug had another band.

That band is Sunset Rubdown and while it is quite different than Wolf Parade (it's softer and more musically sparse), it still contains the unmistakeable love-or-hate vocals that Krug supplies for both groups. But if you loved Krug's somewhat-strained delivery on Wolf Parade's Apologies to the Queen Mary then you'll likely enjoy this side project of his.

The album does need quite a few listens for it to really grow on you but I instantly loved such tracks as "Us Ones In Between" with it's cryptic and poetic lyrics and it's simple piano melody. "I'm Sorry I Sang On Your Hands That Have Been in the Grave" has a wonderfully eerie, carnival-like, music-box esque charm to it that makes it stand out from the rest of the album. And finally, "The Men Are Called Horsemen There" and "Snakes Got a Leg III" give the album its most musically intense moments.

I have to mention that Sunset Rubdown also has an LP and an EP that were released prior to this. I absolutely love the EP. I highly recommend trying to find it and if you do - buy it! It has 5 tracks and they are all fantastic. I especially love "Three Colours". While "A Day in the Graveyard" parts I and II are probably the two best songs written and recorded by the band.
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