Degeneration Street [+Digital Booklet]

February 15, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Digital Booklet: Degeneration Street

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  • Original Release Date: February 15, 2011
  • Release Date: February 15, 2011
  • Label: Dangerbird Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Dangerbird Records
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  • Total Length: 59:09
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  • ASIN: B004M8MKWW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,705 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Quaker on April 5, 2011
Format: Audio CD
7th album from ambitiously epic Montreal band. The Dears are led by Murray Lightburn's
powerful & addictive, big-room, swooning vocals--propelling indie pop ballads that slowly build
and evolve into full-on stadium pop anthems. Unique orchestral pop/rock that is stylish, angst-
ridden & captivating. Similarities to Muse, Pulp, Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, New Order,
Airborne Toxic Event, Queen, Arcade Fire.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AaronNoir on June 22, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
but let your raised fist be the last thing to go under. That's the best way I can sum up the Dears. The feeling I get from Lightburn and company is not so much that life can be miserable, but that you should lean into it and fight for joy. Your gonna hurt anyway, so take your licks. It's worth it. Sort of like what Morgan Freeman says at the end of Seven: "Hemingway said the world is a beautiful place and worth fighting for. I believe in the second part." I can be a cynical curmudgeon, but I seldom find myself more idealistic than I do after listening to the exuberant music of the Dears. They've been a go to band when I've got the blues since a friend recommended them back when No Cities Left came out. In my opinion Degeneration Street is definitely worth your hard earned money, especially while it's $2.99. It's worth it for the songs Blood and Galactic Tides alone. While I'm singing their praises let me also mention that they provided me one of the most memorable concert experiences of my life. I saw them in Denton, TX a couple of years ago. There were maybe fifty other people there. I've seen this sort of attendance make bands sullenly bang through a set and sulk off to the merch table to scowl and grumble. Not the Dears. While the band set up on stage and started playing Savior from the album Missiles, Murray Lightburn took a spot at the back of the crowd and slowly made his way to the stage while singing the opening versus. Before he got on stage he turned around and stood with us to finish the song with a 100% crowd participation sing-along. Then he hopped on stage, and the band performed with the same amount of passion and energy I imagine they would give for a packed stadium.
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These guys (and gal) truly have an amazing sound and over the years they have been improving and perfecting it, and this album truly showcases what they're capable of. Compared to their earlier work, Degeneration Street has a slightly different sound, but they are still undoubtedly The Dears. This album seems more grand. More epic, though that word gets thrown around way too much these days. But anyway, I don't want to bore you. Put simply: I love this album. It's been in constant rotation since I picked it up a month or two ago. Omega Dog, 5 Chords, Blood, Thrones, Stick With Me Kid...it's crammed full of stellar songs, and honestly I can't recommend it highly enough. Also, on a side note, if you get a chance to see 'em live, do NOT miss out. They put on an amazing show.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kolby on February 28, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
I am writing this review thru the ears of someone who previous to this album did not know of The Dears. That being said I can't praise this album enough. I am always searching for new music which is how I stumbled on this one. Each track on this album does something that few albums can do which is transition or flow smoothly into the next track while at the same time giving each track its own individual sound. This album definitely has a vast range of influences both genre and style. I will not go into who I think they sound like because that is not what I mean nor is it what I think the band intended to do. Some people may not like the variations on this album so they may only like certain tracks but for me and those that like it when bands challenge themselves and can actually pull off the challenge listen to this all the way not once but a few times so that you may grasp this insane review and great album.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nick on August 2, 2011
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Got the record in the expected time...living in australia that's not over night... came in over-the-top packaging...i'd have to slam it with a mallet to do any damage
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