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Some Loud Thunder
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Album: Some Loud Thunder
# Song Title   Time
1)    Some Loud Thunder More Info... 0:03
2)    Emily Jean Stock More Info... 0:04
3)    Mam, Won't You Keep Them Castles in the Air and Burning? More Info... 0:04
4)    Love Song No. 7 More Info... 0:04
5)    Satan Said Dance More Info... 0:05
6)    Upon Encountering the Crippled Elephant More Info... 0:01
7)    Goodbye to Mother and the Cove More Info... 0:05
8)    Arm and Hammer More Info... 0:02
9)    Yankee Go Home More Info... 0:03
10)    Underwater (You and Me) More Info... 0:05
11)    Five Easy Pieces More Info... 0:06
 

Album: Some Loud Thunder
# Song Title   Time
1)    Some Loud Thunder More Info... 0:03
2)    Emily Jean Stock More Info... 0:04
3)    Mam, Won't You Keep Them Castles in the Air and Burning? More Info... 0:04
4)    Love Song No. 7 More Info... 0:04
5)    Satan Said Dance More Info... 0:05
6)    Upon Encountering the Crippled Elephant More Info... 0:01
7)    Goodbye to Mother and the Cove More Info... 0:05
8)    Arm and Hammer More Info... 0:02
9)    Yankee Go Home More Info... 0:03
10)    Underwater (You and Me) More Info... 0:05
11)    Five Easy Pieces More Info... 0:06
 
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Performer Notes
  • Lyricist: Alec Ounsworth.
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's self-released debut album defied the odds and became 2005's biggest indie success story, and their 2007 follow-up was one of the most anticipated releases of the year. SOME LOUD THUNDER was once again released by the band; however, the production values and overall musical scope took a clear step forward. The band brought in studio guru Dave Friedman to flesh out the sound and give a more robust sheen to a group that previously captivated with its lo-fi charms.
  • Luckily, this doesn't undermine that very charm. Frontman Alec Ounsworth still wraps his simple pop confections in eclectic instrumentation and recording trickery. The album begins with a seemingly simple tune made weird by its caked-on, over-heated speaker crackle, while "Satan Said Dance" rides a maelstrom of electronic beats, pops, and hisses straight to the world's most twisted dance floor. Ounsworth still sounds like a more emo David Byrne signing for his life, which, though sometimes overly dramatic, is in fact the only constant on this otherwise warped, glorious mess of a pop album.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.67) - 3 stars out of 5 -- The good bits are really good: Dig the goose-bump-raising refrain on 'Yankee Go Home'..."

Spin (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his set of songs recaptures much of their original nonchalant magic. It's intentionally raw..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.123) - "[T]he ragged charm of the band's rickety rhythms and singer Alec Ounsworth's strangled, mournful yelp endures." -- Grade: B-

Q (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] mood of playful experimentation is evident throughout."

Uncut (p.85) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "There are some brilliant moments here -- notably the winsome drift and melodic starbursts of 'Mercury Walks An Orange Sun/She Arrives In Relative Stitches'."
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