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October 13, 2009

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Label: Glassnote/Columbia
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  • Total Length: 41:22
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  • ASIN: B003Y2XI8W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,404 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

The musicians are talented and the lyrics are beautiful.
Aused1
Check it out on a website like grooveshark and give the whole CD a listen before you buy... but I think you are really going to like it.
John Markle
One of the greatest freshman albums I've ever heard from the first track to the last.
Craig R. Neeley

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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By The Headphone Transmissions on October 28, 2009
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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 By D. Seward on November 24, 2009
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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 By S. Hunter on August 23, 2009
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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 By ultrajones on 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 By Spider Monkey on January 26, 2011
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Henry Lee on 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 By Stacey Pilcher on 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 By adangit on September 27, 2010
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I am so surprised there are only 25 reviews of this album as of this one. Amazing to think such a great album can get away with being so obscure. Sweet Disposition was the highlight song from 500 Days of Summer in my opinion, and really deserved to shoot this band into the limelight. I think they're getting there quick too! The album has a stellar old school vocal vibe coupled with great alternative licks that mesh together into a genre worthy of calling new. Highly recommended album.
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