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"Challengers" by The New Pornographers
« on: August 21, 2007, 11:31:09 AM »
I really like it. Might end up thinking it's their best album.

Re: "Challengers" by The New Pornographers
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007, 03:04:04 PM »
I must give it another spin then.  I was a bit underwhelmed when I listened to it initially, no big stand-out tracks like 'Sing Me Spanish Techno', 'Use It', or some of the AC Newman solo stuff.  It is a consistent album, I suppose, which may count in its favour when I go back to it later.  Queueing in Winamp as we speak...

Re: "Challengers" by The New Pornographers
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007, 10:30:44 PM »
I'm enjoying it but... I'm not loving it initially as much as Mass Romantic or Twin Cinema.  But I've had this with other albums where I wasn't in raptures over when I first heard it- but it's gone on to become one of my favourite albums- e.g. Andrew Bird's 'Armchair Apocrypha' and that Beirut album.  Could be blinding, will give it time.