Cities

February 20, 2007 | Format: MP3

$5.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 20, 2007
  • Release Date: February 20, 2007
  • Label: Tooth & Nail (TNN)
  • Copyright: (P) (C) 2007 Tooth & Nail Records. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by EMI Christian Music Group,
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  • Total Length: 46:28
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  • ASIN: B000TERCF8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,952 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This is one of the few albums out there that every single song on it is a great one.
Riding Buddy
For me its hard to find an album that you can just listen to without skipping any songs and thinking each song just builds to a fantastic ending.
K. Lohrentz
Vocal overlays and vocal sound effects also add variety in this energetically beautiful production.
J. R. Morales

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Morales on February 20, 2007
Format: Audio CD
If you enjoyed "Blueprints for the Black Market" and loved "Never Take Friendship Personal", "Cities" is the album that you've been waiting for. In a way, it's more of the same: the winning combo of "Never Take Friendship Personal" with the raw energy of "Blueprints[...]". So, if you enjoyed their previous two albums, you're certain to like this one. There is, however, an evident maturity throughout.

The time spent into making this album is obvious, as the production, quality and "feel" of the album is very near perfection. Musically, Anberlin kept faithful to their unique sound, while adding elements that ensure creative musicianship in this critic's mind - many, many vocal harmonies, for example; as well as use of other instruments like violins and, if my ears didn't decieve me, a Children's Choir (in the brilliant "(*Fin)"). Vocal overlays and vocal sound effects also add variety in this energetically beautiful production. There are also some more slower songs ( the first of which was seen in "Never Take[...]"), that are uncommonly original and equally alluring. Lyrically, this album is much more poetic than their previous releases, thus making it a bit more profound. From lost loves to finding salvation, Anberlin knows what they're doing and it most certainly shows. One song that I truly love that is missing from this album is "Haunting", the six minute masterpiece you got for free if you dowloaded the "Godspeed" single off of iTunes (you can still get it there, by the way).

Overall, this is a must-have for all Anberlin fans and a great start-up album if you're not. If you found their previous releases mild and average, that's probably what you'll think of this one. No matter where you stand, however, this awesome band has made a fantastic record (both in content and production) worthy of a good listen or two.

Enjoy!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Justin on February 21, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Read all the professional reviews, and tell me if you can find one bad review about this CD. I have yet to find one. In fact, I challenge you to find one that does not rant and rave about this CD and how good it is.

I am an avid music listener and I have over 200 CDs. I knew "Cities" by Anberlin was going to be amazing (from all the hype about it and falling in love with a couple sample songs before the CD even came out). So I went to buy the CD on opening day. I'll just cut straight to the chase. After listening through the CD only about 1 and 1/2 times, the CD became an instant favorite. This happens VERY VERY rarely to me. In fact, I am pretty sure the same applies to most everyone.

"Cities" is a masterpiece. Want to know why? To put it shortly, The songs are incredibly melodic and addictive. The rhythm, guitar work and vocals on each song is mind-blowing. The production quality is downright professional.

If you're looking for all out rock (kinda like Anberlin's first CD), you won't find as much of it on here. You still will find plenty though. The amount of "all out rock" songs may be not as much as their previous albums, but the quality/edginess matches, if not surpasses them. "Godspeed" and "A Whisper and a Clamor" will no doubt get your adrenaline flowing with each listen. Others like "Adelaide," "Hello Alone," and a few others will top off your needs to rock out, and will also provide you a moment to bask in these songs' soothing lyrics and melody. One that sticks out the most to me, as it does to many other fans apparently, is "Dismantle Repair." It's a wonderfully written song that balances itself between the soft side and edgy side of Anberlin.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Morales on February 20, 2007
Format: Audio CD
If you enjoyed "Blueprints for the Black Market" and loved "Never Take Friendship Personal", "Cities" is the album that you've been waiting for. In a way, it's more of the same: the winning combo of "Never Take Friendship Personal" with the raw energy of "Blueprints[...]". So, if you enjoyed their previous two albums, you're certain to like this one. There is, however, an evident maturity throughout.

The time spent into making this album is obvious, as the production, quality and "feel" of the album is very near perfection. Musically, Anberlin kept faithful to their unique sound, while adding elements that ensure creative musicianship in this critic's mind - many, many vocal harmonies, for example; as well as use of other instruments like violins and, if my ears didn't decieve me, a children's choir (in the brilliant "(*Fin)"). Vocal overlays and vocal sound effects also add variety in this energetically beautiful production. There are also some more slower songs ( the first of which was seen in "Never Take[...]"), that are uncommonly original and equally alluring. Lyrically, this album is much more poetic than their previous releases, thus making it a bit more profound. From lost loves to finding salvation, Anberlin knows what they're doing and it most certainly shows. One song that I truly love that is missing from this album is "Haunting", the six minute masterpiece you got for free if you dowloaded the "Godspeed" single off of iTunes (you can still get it there, by the way).

Overall, this is a must-have for all Anberlin fans and a great start-up album if you're not. If you found their previous releases mild and average, that's probably what you'll think of this one.
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