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This review is from: Twice Removed (Audio CD)Sloan are the kind of band where, at least for the first five records, you need the albums, not the greatest hits. Nothing exemplifies this more than Twice Removed, their second record. It is as close to a perfect album as Sloan have ever gotten. Almost every song was hit-worthy. The sound was fresh. The band were cooking on all fours. As far as pop rock goes, it doesn't get any better than Twice Removed, at least not in the 1990's.
Only one song here that I don't like, which is the long and boring "Before I Do" which to me would have fit better on their debut album, Smeared. Every other song here is incredible, a mix of stupendous melodies, chiming guitars, and clever harmonies. From the opening of Chris Murphy's excellent "Penpals" to the mellow close of "I Can Feel It", there is hardly a dull moment between. Personal highlights include "Snowsuit Sound", "People of the Sky", the powerful "Coax Me", and "Worried Now", but really there are very few lowlights.
I wish everybody owned this album. I think the world, and the state of music in general, would be a better place if more people heard Twice Removed by Sloan.