shortest review i've ever read... (^_^?)
Is it just me, or is this reviewer kind of a jerk?
1) these people sound like they're reading the news on cbc radio?2) "clever and fertile"?? wow.3) go patrick and ill placed trust's literate cliches
As a fan of both NPR and Sloan (and CBC Radio News) I naturally enjoyed this review.
Interesting. Three of the clips played were from Patrick, one each from Jay and Andrew, and none were from Chris!
Eh, this reviewer's take on the American market doesn't really apply to me. Maybe I'm just part of that tiny sliver, that peppy little cult, although I'm not sure I'd characterize myself as "peppy". Sloan is the primary reason I've gotten back into popular music. And I was in junior high school when the Lovin' Spoonful was on the radio with Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind. But then again, radio was so much better back then. Listen to the Radio indeed. Those fequencies have all gone cold.
Lee HowerSacramento, California
This reviewer is kind of irritating...
so typicly Canadian The Beach Boys turned inside out. The reason they are not popular in America their brand of power pop and not keeping with current trends. O.o And he says all this in a borning a$$ monotone."Self made world where the Beatles never broke up, Where ill placed trust is reason for puppy love break up and you really never have to make up your mind over your favorite Sloan song"I like this world...
Yeah, we always like new stuff here? New? HAHA.Most of the bands young MTV2 bands sound exactly the same, the mainstream pop stuff is the same banal crap as ever, (I'm bringing sexy back? Was it ever out of style?) Last time I checked,even in LA, there's only two places to hear anything new on the radio...My theory - being originally from the Midwest - if corporations didn't own all of the radio stations, my family and friends back in Ohio would be listening to Sloan on their Classic Rock stations right next to AC/DC and LedZep and wouldn't think twice about it.Ken Tucker was the critic for Rolling Stone, who from my vantage point at age 35, puts Justin Timberlake records on the same cultural stash as DeerHoof or Yo La Tengo. What a joke. (does anyone past high school listen to this? does anyone want to analyze Britney lyrics?)If someone would market Sloan like, the Canadian Beatles, or the best live band from Canada, maybe America would take a bit more notice.Until then, I'll be happy knowing that I've been listening to Sloan since 93, and was their pop music backdrop for my late 20s and early 30s.I know it was a favorable review, but, sorry, Canadians - for our dipshit pop culture critics and our lame audience.
Not all that bad. They say a lot of good things about Sloan. But one thing the reviewer said kind of struck me as a bit odd:
"I must say, whoever wrote the best song on the album, "Ill-Placed Trust", deserves an extra cut of the royalties."
"Whoever wrote the best song"? I would expect the reviewer to actually find out that information and give Patrick some credit.
Also, he obviously doesn't know Sloan very well. They've always split the royalties evenly, regardless of who the composer is.
Do your homework first!
I suggest Sloan get a spot on Fresh Air to speak for themselves. I'm in Philly, so I'll give Terry a buzz (hah!).
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