Take Offs and Landings

Performers Rilo Kiley

Barsuk | April 12, 2005 | Compact Disc

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With a sound that veers from the acoustic simplicity and poetic lyricism of coffeehouse folk to the bouncy, lo-fi infectiousness of D.I.Y. indie pop, this California quartet writes melodies so damn catchy, you might almost think you've heard them before. Songs like "Go Ahead" and "Bulletproof" showcase the band's most distinctive asset -- the sweet vocals and bittersweet lyrics of Jenny Lewis -- while the breezy hooks and driving beats of tunes like "Wires and Waves" and "Always" show surprising commercial potential. The 13-song album has a few weak spots -- guitarist Blake Sennett's cracking vocals make him sound like Elliott Smith's nervous kid brother on "Small Figures in a Vast Expanse," while a few of the down-tempo songs slow the album's momentum -- but stronger numbers like the gorgeous horn-laden waltz of "Don't Deconstruct" are the sound of a young band coming into its own. ~ Bret Love

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: April 12, 2005

Genre: Alternative

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2001

Label Name: Barsuk

UPC: 655173101926

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Take Offs and Landings

Take Offs and Landings

Performers Rilo Kiley

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: April 12, 2005

Genre: Alternative

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2001

Label Name: Barsuk

UPC: 655173101926


Title Track Time
1.Go Ahead --
2.Science Vs. Romance --
3.Wires And Waves --
4.Pictures Of Success --
5.August --
6.Bullet Proof --
7.Plane Crash In C --
8.Variations On A Theme (Science Vs. Romance) --
9.Small Figure In A Vast Expanse --
10.Don't Deconstruct --
11.Always --
12.We'll Never Sleep (God Knows We'll Try) --
13.Rest Of My Life --
14.Variations On A Theme (Plane Crash In C) --
15.(untitled) - (hidden track) --

Editorial Notes

With a sound that veers from the acoustic simplicity and poetic lyricism of coffeehouse folk to the bouncy, lo-fi infectiousness of D.I.Y. indie pop, this California quartet writes melodies so damn catchy, you might almost think you've heard them before. Songs like "Go Ahead" and "Bulletproof" showcase the band's most distinctive asset -- the sweet vocals and bittersweet lyrics of Jenny Lewis -- while the breezy hooks and driving beats of tunes like "Wires and Waves" and "Always" show surprising commercial potential. The 13-song album has a few weak spots -- guitarist Blake Sennett's cracking vocals make him sound like Elliott Smith's nervous kid brother on "Small Figures in a Vast Expanse," while a few of the down-tempo songs slow the album's momentum -- but stronger numbers like the gorgeous horn-laden waltz of "Don't Deconstruct" are the sound of a young band coming into its own. ~ Bret Love
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