Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A.C. Newman Get Guilty

I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting from the solo album by head New Pornographer, A.C. Newman.  I think I was mostly expecting something that was far removed from the sound of The New Pornographers--and this album isn't.  What it does sound like is New Pornographers-light.  It's something good for those not familiar with Newman's bands sound, something that is easily accessable and easy to swallow.

The first song on the album "There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve" is one of the albums best tracks.  It could've very easily been one of TNP's songs.  It has a slowed down vibe, but also still has the multiple shouting voices, similar to TNPs.  "Submarines of Stockholm" is also a catchy little number--very bouncy and cheerful.

On most of the songs you could trade the acoustic guitar for an electric and it would be an album by Newman's full band--and that isn't such a bad thing.  This just wets your appetite for the next New Pornographer album.


Subservient Experiment said...

I think this has a chance to be the best album in 2009. It's utterly fantastic.


Bona Fide Darling said...

I thinks it's pretty good, but, I'm still waiting on Neko's album.