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Editorial Reviews

Oxford, UK's This Town Needs Guns has been building an ever-growing fan base since the release of their debut album Animals in March 2009, which garnered critical acclaim from fans and press alike. Animals highlights the bands intricate balance between indie rock, catchy pop and technical prowess, all while ignoring the lure of special effects and studio wizardry.

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Product Details

  • Vinyl (August 21, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sargent House
  • ASIN: B008HHTF9U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,839 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Tarney on August 15, 2009
Format: Audio CD
or "should" be on the verge of fame. From the first track it's amazing musicianship on all parts of the frequency spectrum. Obviosuly Tim Collis's guitar playing which is just as amazing to watch as it is to hear is the first thing that draws most people to the band but every member takes the spotlight at sometime. Stuart Smith's vocal kick in at the end of the first measure of Pig making it an ideal first track and throughout the album we hear his beautiful, yet modestly soothing singing that tells tales of relationships, good, bad and everything in between. Being a Math Rock band means there are frequent time signature changes. Chris Collis' drumming pulls it off so gracefully it seems like it's too easy. With many Math Rock or Mathcore band's the time signature changes seem very erratic and punctuated, which isn't a bad thing but, idk, Chris Collis just does it better. Throughout the album also the bass peaks out it's head from behind the amazing lead guitar and often takes precedence particularly on more chord driven riffs.

I believe the greatest achievement of this album is that soothing, smooth chill-out music doesn't have to sound like Jason Mraz. It can be complex and have heavy drumming and still be relaxing.

Great news is that the band recently did their first show in America, in New York. Soon, maybe they'll do few more states. Perhaps Texas?? wink wink. If anyone from TTNG is reading this I have several friends that would definitely go see you guys play and then I'm sure there are several people I don't know that would definitely go
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By BK on August 15, 2011
Format: Audio CD
For over a year I've kept returning again and again to this album, and each time I listen This Town Needs Guns' songs they still feel fresh and exciting. The music is beautiful yet complex, a la Owls or American Football, but with better (read: in tune) vocals and more memorable melodies. The synergy between brothers Tim (guitar) and Chris (drums) Collis is palpable throughout, and the vocals of Stuart Smith manage to transform what would otherwise be overwhelming slabs of cerebral math rock into melodically-rich, even catchy, love songs. TTNG certainly have a sound--one that can be most directly traced back to the late '90s work of the Kinsella brothers--but I wouldn't say that they are entirely derivative; TTNG prefer brisker tempos and hammered-on guitar to the languid post-emo of the aforementioned Kinsellas' work. I'm looking forward to TTNG's future offerings; I hope to hear their sound develop to include a broader range of influences.
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This album is incredible and arguably the best TTNG album out there. The only reason I'm giving it one star is because of the condition of the record. It is slightly scratched/warped. I have to clean it thoroughly every time I play it so that it doesn't skip or repeat. The record itself is a beautiful, see-through. Listen to the tracks "chinchilla" and "gibbon."
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By Scott Porcelli on April 21, 2013
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There are a bunch of cool songs with a bunch of sweet parts. I really like the way the drummer plays and the guitarist's noodling. A math rock description feels like a stretch.
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By austinkihn on September 29, 2010
Format: Audio CD
An incredible CD from This Town Needs Guns. Musically challenging while maintaining a soft and tender tone. A must-have for anyone who isn't deaf.
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