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The Temper TrapAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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When The Temper Trap play live, it’s almost blinding. From the first note to the frenzied climax to the final crash – you’re being led, you’re getting lost and you’re loving it. The band is pulsating, beating heart that bucks and swells through flawless melodies, crushing rock surges and pure anthemic revelry as singer Dougy Mandagi’s voice soars, coils and ... Read more in Amazon's The Temper Trap Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 13, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Glassnote
  • ASIN: B002MXA7TC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,556 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Love Lost
2. Sweet Disposition
3. Fader
4. Rest
5. Down River
6. Soldier On
7. Fools
8. Resurrection
9. Science of Fear
10. Drum Song

Editorial Reviews

2009 debut album from highly-acclaimed Australian rockers Temper Trap features very polished production, which gives thealbum a very big sound that compliments the band's pop sensibilities. Recorded on opposite sides of the world in Melbourne and London, Conditions was received very well by Australian critics upon its original release, and songs from the record have featured in numerous television programs. Precededby the single 'Science Of Fear'.

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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, Sweet Disposition October 28, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Conditions is something that the indie music lover dreams to discover- A creative record handmade by a humble band from Australia with incredibly talented members and unbelievable songwriting abilities. Great singles like "Sweet Disposition," "Fader," and "Love Lost" are obvious places to start; but even beyond these, The Temper Trap packs a punch. The haunting "Soldier On" could easily be one of the best alternative tracks this decade, and the energetic "Science of Fear" is an instantly catchy and contagiously original anthem for the ages.

This fantastic band lives up to every expectation that can be drawn from "Sweet Disposition." Don't even begin to hesitate purchasing this record- Your money will be unquestionably well-spent.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely love this album November 24, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I managed to see these guys at Great Scott in Boston, MA - a divey little bar with maybe 100 other lucky patrons. This band is the real deal. They are tight, well-rehearsed, and were a blast to see.

Their songs are upbeat, catchy, poppy, and fun, with the exception of Soldier On, I suppose. That song feels like something swept out from under David Bowie's dresser... not my favorite part of the album, as the vocals approach caterwaul range... but even with one miss, the album's batting .900. And it's not even that Soldier On is BAD. It's really creative and interesting, it just kinda doesn't jive with the rest of the options. Dougy, the singer, is exceptionally talented. Sometimes the artsy guys just have to get a little weird, I guess.

Temper Trap is at their best when they're energetic, and thankfully most of the album fits that bill.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, I Don't FEEL Trapped... August 23, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I was absolutely smitten with Sweet Disposition the very first time I saw the (500) Days of Summer trailer back in January, and it's taken me this long to snag the whole Temper Trap album, and I'm pissed at myself for that. I expected to only like S.D. and nothing else, but it's turned out to be one of my more Go-To albums in the last couple weeks. I'd make a humble comparison to Bon Iver meets a chilled TV on the Radio. Regardless if that means anything to you, it works. And the fact that 500 Days introduced me to The Temper Trap, just makes me love the movie even more. This $30+ price tag is ludicrous though, considering it's a 10 song album. For that price I half expected the band to hand deliver it to my door...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing December 24, 2011
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This music is simply amazing. It brings me back to the time I first heard The The, New Order and XTC in the mid 80's. I want more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, Fresh Sound. Melody, Rhythm and Lyrics. April 19, 2010
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I was hammered and it was around 1 AM when I first saw the video for Sweet Disposition. I remember that the song immediately sucked me in, and I was in a trance watching the video and enjoying the harmony and the building momentum of the song, and the chorus did not disappoint.

At the time, I was pretty well under the influence, so I sent myself an e-mail to investigate the song and the band later. The next day, I began my investigative work (sober) and found I was just as moved listening to the song for a second time. I decided to quickly preview a few of the other songs and really liked what I heard, so I purchased the entire album (a less frequent event for me these days).

The band is skilled, the lyrics are thoughtful and the music is pretty clean for a debut album ... almost too clean. These guys are good. They bring an original sound to the table as well (primarily in the vocals but also in the sense that they aren't afraid to mix harmony and falsetto with some upbeat percussion - usually it's one or the other).

I strongly recommend this album to anyone who is on the fence
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have! November 24, 2009
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Every time I listen to this CD, I appreciate it even more. I cant remember the last time I purchased a CD and loved every song. The entire CD is so amazing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Album April 21, 2012
By Jason
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I discovered The Temper Trap by hearing "Love Lost" on Pandora. I listened to a couple of their songs on youtube and liked what I heard, so I decided to buy the entire album. Good choice! Thankfully, the quality of songs like Love Lost and Sweet Disposition continue throughout.

I'm not very good at describing sounds or making comparisons to other bands. I can only say that if you're thinking about buying this based on "Love Lost" and/or "Sweet Disposition", you won't be disappointed with the rest. All the songs are great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Conditions January 26, 2011
Format:Audio CD
I came to the music of The Temper Trap, as I'm sure many others have, off the back of `Sweet Disposition' and it has quickly become one of my favourite albums of the year. In fact it is never out of my stereo at the moment. From the opening track `Love Lost' you know you are in for a real treat and this album doesn't let you down at all. This band have their own unique sound and the singer has very distinctive and original vocals, but if you enjoy bands like Death Cab For Cutie then I recommend this album and think it will be right up your street. `Sweet Disposition' is a very strong track and the way it builds with the underlying jangly guitar really adds to it's impact and power. But more subtle tracks like `Soldier On' have real nuance and show the breadth of this bands talents. I also love the chorus of `Science of Fear` which keeps driving the song forward and makes you want to sing along with it full belt. The last track `Drum Song' is instrumental and whilst raw, is a great way to end this album. I could quite easily wax lyrical about this album but suffice it to say that it is original, has excellent song writing and would well benefit you to take a listen. It is one of those life enhancing albums and I can't recommend it enough.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars and for good reason, half a dozen of the songs with ...
Was sick of hearing a few songs on Pandora and had to have the whole album, and for good reason, half a dozen of the songs with have you coming back for a re-listen. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Dreamless
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed it very much.
Published 1 month ago by M. Ri Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful lyrics!
Every single song is good.
Published 2 months ago by Jose M. Martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars Conditions
My kind of indie rock. I wasn't sure about it for a long time but am glad I finally bought it.
Published 8 months ago by JG
3.0 out of 5 stars Strong first few tracks, then just... loses it
I love the first few tracks on this album, but something happens about mid-way. I wish I had purchased just the three songs I liked and skipped the rest. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Suzanne Krohn
5.0 out of 5 stars I love every song
Usually I don't buy CD's because there's only 3 or 4 really good songs, but not with this album. Every song is unique and so enjoyable.
Published 13 months ago by Justine
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 bucks!
I just found this album and it speaks to my soul. I love music that has a story to it. This band is going to be big. Skip a dinner out and buy this album.
Published 16 months ago by On the edge!
5.0 out of 5 stars listening to The Temper Trap every day that I wokr out
Great CD - love all but 2 songs! I especially love Fader! I also think that downloading from Amazon is the way to go since it is in MP3 format not the protected MP4 thru iTunes.
Published 17 months ago by Timothy A. Cole
4.0 out of 5 stars Calms Your Temper
Smooth & elegant sound that mellows your mind. This band works with creating a melody that literally calms you down. Well, it does for me.
Published 19 months ago by DeepBlue
3.0 out of 5 stars First half good....second half eh
Album starts out strong but gets weak towards end. Too much high pitched singing without good music to back it up.
Published 19 months ago by Eamonn Bransfield
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