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Thought For Food

Books Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Filled with endearing and enduring songs, the Books revisit their wide-eyed beginnings with this remastered Thought For Food, repackaged with all-new artwork and expanded to include lyrics for every song for the first time ever. Carefully and thoughtfully remastered from the original mixes by Zammuto at his new studio outside his home in Vermont, TFF now boasts a warmth and clarity that surprisingly reveals an increased harmonic depth.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Triangulating this sound March 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
Okay, silly exercise of triangulating between reference points nearly as obscure.
The Books is somewhere between the raw acoustic two-guys strings and percussion of Supergenerous, the eerie two-guys sampled vocals and electronics of Boards of Canada, and, um...
The vocal samples are rarely reduced to repeated snips like so many, including Boards of Canada and say Moby, do. Warmer. Doing very interesting things with recorded vocals is often the basis of a track. And the musical style has a home in a folksey sound, but ranges wider than Supergenerous's does.
Maybe that third point would be the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. The sound walks a rope bridge between composition and just stuff happening. Aleatoric.
Really nice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars different but beautiful Dec 26 2003
Format:Audio CD
I dont really know what to write for this review. The music is weird and kind of like stuff I have heard, but somehow it works in a most unusual way. You must buy this CD and listen to it if you can handle out there stuff. I admit it is incongruous, tough to get a handle on, and not aesthetically "pretty" (not in a straightfoward way at least) but i love it. it is worth a try. you might really dig it. (Oh yeah, and this CD is better than Lemon of Pink)
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5.0 out of 5 stars what the May 26 2003
By C. Hopf
Format:Audio CD
An excellent piece. each song sounds different, so if you only listen to it once, which you should at least do, listen to all the songs all the way through.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Huh. May 12 2003
Format:Audio CD
Just to spite the fellow below, who actually still believes that the term "pseudo-intellectual" is even remotely insulting, when in fact it is a term of speech employed solely by those who are just that. This is an excellent record, not music by any means, but a very interesting listen, with a few surprises in store.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful and detailed May 7 2003
Format:Audio CD
the endless spirals of complexity on this album are remiscent of works by boards of canada or up in flames by manitoba. gorgeous instrumentation; i hear new things everytime i listen to it. highly recommended.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pseudo-intellectual Feb. 7 2003
Format:Audio CD
This modern composition is not quite jazz, or minimalism, or folk, or anything... The Books try to hover somewhere in-between all of these things. Like most other post-punk, conceptual, and No-wave artists they attempt to illogically fashion their own assortment of non-music. I may be deemed incorrect in the eyes of enthusiasts, but I am no longer impressed. Ok, I will admit that there are some high points, and I will probably never discard this CD into the for-sale / burn on the fire stack. But, this does not deserve a 5 or even a 4. The arrangements jangle along with plucks and twangs, and they occasionally become something great. However, the great parts only last for a few minutes, and the other tracks just meander haplessly in search of themselves. In the meantime audio samples joggle through meaninglessly like an insomniac halfheartedly channel surfing cable television. Some dull moments tend to echo Aphex Twin's monotonous cacophonies, only without the abrasive and offensive refuse that he typically falls back on. But, the Books keep clanking along hoping that everyone will be fooled. This album reminds me of the variety of the people attempting to establish themselves as Artists by constructing Color field paintings in 2003. Hello, does anyone out there remember John Cage and the philosophical roots of this audio technique? The past has already proven that anything can be art, and likewise anything can be music. These statements opened the way to the endless creative operations of the mind. For the Books to merely replicate these accounts of the past is excessive and trite. There is no apparent inventiveness or endowment here. In my opinion, it seems that people see transparent nonsense as an equivalent to genius. So, I recommend this to any person who believed that 'Kid A' was a revolutionary masterpiece. You deserve yourselves.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, it�s not that good.
I would like to reassert my previous criticisms. After months of repeated listens and fair-minded scrutiny this CD is nevertheless mediocre and trite. Read more
Published on June 11 2003 by Wm. Mars
5.0 out of 5 stars he kept calling me at night, all hours of the night...
Rare. Innovative. Mind-expanding? Smart. Exciting. Meditative. If I had to choose a bunch of All Music Guide adjectives to sum up this album, those would be them. Read more
Published on Dec 24 2002 by Ryan Hennessy
5.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow!
A creaky old train slipped on the rails, spilled it's junked record collection, and various documentarian relics, and someone decided to provide folk guitar accompaniment. Read more
Published on Dec 22 2002 by Rebecca Wise
4.0 out of 5 stars "Welcome to the human race... you're a mess"
Innovative. That's a word I haven't heard very often referring to new releases this year. I always love albums that are difficult to explain to someone that's never heard it,... Read more
Published on Dec 5 2002 by Mike Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars pitchforkmedia review, a soft heart melting ice.....
Every once in a while a record like this one appears out of the ether without clear reference points. Read more
Published on Nov. 18 2002 by treblekicker
5.0 out of 5 stars It's got to be done
I'm not at all qualified to write a review of a cd like this, but people stumbling across this have to have some idea of how great this cd is, so theyll know to buy it. Read more
Published on Nov. 11 2002 by Alec Empire
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