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Sunlandic Twins Import


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 1 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sonic Unyon Records
  • ASIN: B0007X9TUW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Disc: 1
1. Requiem For O.M.M.2
2. I Was Never Young
3. Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games
4. Forecast Fascist Future
5. So Begins Our Alabee
6. Our Spring Is Sweet Not Fleeting
7. The Party's Crashing Us
8. Knight Rider
9. I Was A Landscape In Your Dream
10. Death Of A Shade Of A Hue
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Art Snob Solutions
2. The Actor's Opprobrium
3. Keep Sending Me Black Fireworks
4. Everyday Feels Like Sunday

Product Description

The CD version will come with a four song bonus E.P. that includes the songs 'Art Snob Solutions', 'The Actor's Opprobrium', 'Keep Sending Me Black Fireworks' & 'Everyday Feels Like Sunday'. Polyvinyl. 2005.

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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 12 2005
Format: Audio CD
Hear ye, hear ye -- "The Sunlandic Twins" is the best album that Of Montreal has made in ages. In past years they've dipped more into electro-dancepop. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it just didn't seem as good as the old days, when Kevin Barnes and Co. performed folky, innocent indiepop.

But in this charming concept album, the band's early twee music is married to the more recent electropop. The result: what Barnes calls an electropop opera. "Sunlandic Twins" opens on a strong instrumental note, but hits its groove with songs like "Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games," a fun little poppy tune given a few electronic flourishes.

That trippy twee trend continues throughout the album, broken by a few vivid dance tracks, sunny jangle-pop, a charming ballad or two, and some experimental numbers. Even a few songs that boldly go where Of Montreal hasn't gone before: "The Repudiated Immortals" seamlessly blends piano with electronic beats and vocal harmonies. Cow bells, catchy riffs, electronic flourishes and some very odd strings add quirk value.

"The Sunlandic Twins" is a bit different from previous Of Montreal albums, though. This time around, Kevin Barnes played most of the instruments, sang in his Beatlesy voice, wrote the songs, and produced the album too. The only thing he didn't do seems to be the quirky cover art. In other words, Of Montreal basically IS Barnes.

One thing about Of Montreal that never changes is their abstract acid-poetry. Even the titles are glorious weird: "Death of a Shade of a Hue," "Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games" and "The Repudiated Immortals." Not to mention the lyrics, which will sprain your brain if you try to decipher them.
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Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD two days ago. I haven't stopped yet. The first listen. Was horrible. I was going to put it away onto my shelf. If you don't take the time to sit down and listen to it, you'll think it's one of the most annoying CD's ever. However after 10 tracks, I listened to Olso in the Summertime. I don't think it's the best song, but it sure encapsulated the beats I was looking for. I mean the babababababa. It was so invigorating and excellent.
I'm now going to rate the songs.
actually i'll just tell you the highlights
wraith pinned
party crashing us
kinght right
oslo in the summertime
If you like flaming lips
neo-psychedelia music
or you like to trip on acid.
this is the music
give it a try.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Sunlandic shines April 13 2005
By E. A Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Hear ye, hear ye -- "The Sunlandic Twins" is the best album that Of Montreal has made in ages. In past years they've dipped more into electro-dancepop. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it just didn't seem as good as the old days, when Kevin Barnes and Co. performed folky, innocent indiepop.

But in this charming concept album, the band's early twee music is married to the more recent electropop. The result: what Barnes calls an electropop opera. "Sunlandic Twins" opens on a strong instrumental note, but hits its groove with songs like "Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games," a fun little poppy tune given a few electronic flourishes.

That trippy twee trend continues throughout the album, broken by a few vivid dance tracks, sunny jangle-pop, a charming ballad or two, and some experimental numbers. Even a few songs that boldly go where Of Montreal hasn't gone before: "The Repudiated Immortals" seamlessly blends piano with electronic beats and vocal harmonies. Cow bells, catchy riffs, electronic flourishes and some very odd strings add quirk value.

"The Sunlandic Twins" is a bit different from previous Of Montreal albums, though. This time around, Kevin Barnes played most of the instruments, sang in his Beatlesy voice, wrote the songs, and produced the album too. The only thing he didn't do seems to be the quirky cover art. In other words, Of Montreal basically IS Barnes.

One thing about Of Montreal that never changes is their abstract acid-poetry. Even the titles are glorious weird: "Death of a Shade of a Hue," "Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games" and "The Repudiated Immortals." Not to mention the lyrics, which will sprain your brain if you try to decipher them. Just enjoy the nonsensical prettiness of them: "Let's pretend we don't exist; let's pretend we're in Antarctica..."

There's also a four-song EP accompanying the album proper. There's nothing too different about this EP, with its catchy pop melodies and weird lyrics; it merely sounds like an extension of "Sunlandic Twins." Maybe all these songs wouldn't fit on one disc.

"The Sunlandic Twins" continues the trend of trippy, sunny psych-pop for listeners who don't mind a spoonful of sugar (or two, or three) with their music.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
WHOA. Dec 7 2005
By E. A. Ramsey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
okay, I'm sure my review will hold no water/weight/whatever here, but this is probably the most fantastic album of 2005 and certainly my favorite of Of Montreal's. it has been literally stuck in my head/ears/cd player for over a month, and that's just special.

pee.ess. it makes me dance and I HATE DANCING... therefore if an album can make me enjoy dancing, it MUST be good.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Exceptionallly Tastefullll Dec 1 2006
By Kyle Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I would absolutely reccomend such a brilliant masterpiece of an album. The first of the band's albums I've listened to all the way through and fell in love with. To this day it is still my favorite album. It mixes the pshychadelic feel of the 60's with the feel good dance beats in the 70's and incorporates many 80's new wave synths in such a brilliant way all wrapped in a very modern hip innovative sound. All aspects are wonderful. The lyrics are so catchy and thoughtful and just a joy to hear. I would strongly urge you to buy this album now! Disregard the reviews on here putting the album down because THE ALBUM ROCKS.

No more explaining and reading reviews go and purchase it and see for yourself...you will fall in love!
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Tasty April 19 2005
By B. M. Kunz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
For most other bands The Sunlandic Twins would be a great album, but for Of Montreal it is simply a good one. It does not quite live up to the promise and fulfillment of Satanic Panic In the Attic, nor does it delight and marvel as Of Montreal's epic pop masterpiece Coquelicot Asleep In the Poppies does. Nevertheless, The Sunlandic Twins is a singular effort, and not exactly like any of the other releases in the band's ever growing catalogue of pop gems. As with Satanic... Kevin Barnes is a one man band on this release, and he packs the Sunlandic Twins with enough sugar coated synthesized goodies to give any dentist cause for alarm. From the infectious breakdown in Forecast Fascist Future (May we never go, go mental. May we always stay, stay gentle) which will linger on your lips like a jumbo jawbreaker, to the surprising dark pop of Oslo In the Summertime, The Sunlandic Twins is one tasty treat.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Different, yet familiar....brilliant April 18 2006
By Gary Wise - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Heard these guys on a live set podcast with Nic Harcourt from KCRW, and got hooked. This quirky album sounds fresh and brand new, yet vaguely familiar. I hear a mash of the Beatles (was that a REAL mellotron??), TRex, Disco, XTC, Heaven 17, 10cc, Wow! REALLY catchy tunes with great lyrics & harmonies, interesting, original arrangements and a cheekiness you gotta admire. They'll skillfully stretch your sonic sensibilities, then pull you back into a comfort zone. Such a relief from the formulaic crud out there! Oh, and my "skip button" finger got a welcome rest!

Update 10/02/06 What's up with selling out to the Outback Steakhouse?


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