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Twin ShadowAudio CD
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“A lot of Confess is about sacrificing part of your life to something you love to do,” says George Lewis Jr., the nom de plume of Brooklyn indie pop sensation Twin Shadow. “Love and commitment may not be part of my life at this point. So a lot of this record is about my relationships with people, and dealing with the sacrifices I’ve made.”
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  • Audio CD (September 28, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B004A372EA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Editorial Reviews

4AD introduces Twin Shadow, the latest addition to its burgeoning roster, rubbing shoulders alongside the likes of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Bon Iver, Deerhunter and The National. Debut album Forget will be released everywhere outside of North America on November 15th. Twin Shadow is the nom de plume of Dominican-born George Lewis Jr. The troubled son of a hairdresser and a "teacher who lived many lives" (semi-professional football, massage therapy, film maker) his formative years were spent in suburban Florida. Later, George escaped the palm trees and travelled north to New York, where the long and slow gestation of Forget took place over a series of many months in his Brooklyn apartment. His efforts impressed Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, who not only lent his production skills to the co-produce the record but also offered to release Forget on his newly established label Terrible Records in the US. On Forget Twin Shadow offers a panoramic view of a musical landscape that spans decades, veering from the full-throttle power ballad 'Slow' to the shimmering Niles Rodgers-tinged disco of 'At My Heels' and the new wave synthesized breaks of 'Castles In the Snow'. Describing his debut George says, "It's bedroom music, but it's been done with the same attention as many classic B-movies. It's not like a slapdash home video though; it's someone operating with very little at 100-percent of their ability. I can say without shyness Forget was and is a product of the hardest work I've ever put into anything." 'Slow' is the first track to be lifted from Forget. Named 'Best New Music' by Pitchfork and given the seal of approval from The Fly, The Independent and NME, it offers the perfect insight into the world of Twin Shadow.

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most exciting music I've heard in years!!! October 6, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I'm an old fart who's been passionate about rock/pop music for over 50 years and it's been a long time since I listened to an album at least ten times in a row upon first listening; Beach Boys - Pet Sounds; Beatles - Sergeant Pepper; Who - Tommy; Bowie - Ziggy Stardust; Kinks - Preservation Act 1; Rundgren - Wizard/A True Star; Springsteen - Born to Run; U2 - Boy; Prince - Dirty Mind; REM - Murmur; Jane Siberry - Bound by the Beauty.

"Twin Shadow's (George Lewis Jr) Forget" is an amalgamation of everything I love about rock and roll. It's incredibly melodic, has heartbreaking lyrics, has echoes of all my favorite artists and yet stands completely on its own.

I never thought I'd feel like I'd fallen in love again the way I would as a teenager hearing an album for the first time. Do yourself a favor and give a listen!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite New Artists of 2010 December 18, 2010
By Kevin
Format:MP3 Music
Between Forget and Treats (Sleigh Bells) 2010 has brought forth some strong new artists that bring not only quality but diversity in sounds of 2010. Twin Shadow progressive New Wave style are up dated with great break beats and a haunting vocal like a whisper in a dream. You'll either be dancing or just relaxing. The album walks a line that few do. In being both up beat and soft tempo, Twin Shadows is great for anyone looking for new music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Debuts of This Year November 25, 2010
By Dray
Format:Audio CD
George Lewis Jr. is a man with a colourful past and careers in just about everything. Now with Grizzly Bears Chris Taylor as his producer he's released a great debut that harkens back to everything good about the 80's and 90's music scene. Lots of groups seek to emulate the sounds of the past but George Lewis Jr. under his moniker Twin Shadow doesn't simply imitate his influences he melds them all together into something refreshing. With vocal delivery akin to Morrissey, tribal and post-punk beats, new age synths and funky guitars Twin Shadow creates what can be taken either as a new spin on the classics or an homage of the highest caliber. The album is great but perhaps the best demonstration of that fact is the fact that 4AD North America's biggest alternative distributor picked the album up before it was even released. Stand out tracks include the extremely catchy single Slow, the titular track Forget, For Now and I Can't Wait. If your a fan of 80's new wave, post-punk and dance music give this a shot you won't regret it. Truly Forget is one of the best debuts of this year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The single best album purchase I have made this year.... September 21, 2012
By Todd
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
....other than Twin Shadow's "Confess". This album is so good, I cant stop listening to both, I loop them when I am driving, at work, playing around in the garage. Having just gotten into chill wave or dream pop or whatever you want to call it, finding George Lewis Jr's work is a win good, cant say enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I agree with 'im October 20, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Likewise an oldie and this has hit my playlist. Haven't listened 10 times yet but expect to. Its fresh, and done well
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Secret Handshake, Secret Love December 14, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Call this an 80's Lo-Fi throwback, call it what you will. The fact of the matter is it's current. There's a reason why Twin Shadow's debut album "Forget" is on almost all tastemaker Top Albums of 2010. It's simply because it is. Can compete with these soulful beats! Favorite track is "I Can Wait" but you shouldn't to get this. Really. Do it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Promising Artist Of 2010 November 8, 2010
This album is full on. We've all heard a lot of great music come out this year (Big Boi, LCD Soundsystem, Teen Dream, Local Natives, Cee-Lo, Sufjan Steven, J. Monae, Jamey Johnson, Phosphorescent, Gold Panda, Paper Tiger...), but no album released this year will be able to top Twin Shadows masterpiece. This album is 5 Star Classic. It has it all - retro grooves, new age beats, heartfelt lyrics and an overall sense of sincerity. This album should be in your collection.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UNFORGETTABLE, SPECTACULAR AND IMPRESSIVE!!! October 27, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This year (2010) have seen and tasted the best of the best in music, we have seen a spate of strong releases in all genres that show no sign of diminishing by the end of the year.

We get a bump with another great record, Twin Shadow is made up solely of George Lewis Jr. (a Dominican-born) and if one had to classify his sound it would be somewhere on the soft rock/new wave spectrum. But it's tough to say something like that about an album so rich in detail, sophistication and emotion. The influence of Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor is clear here as he assumes the role of producer. His penchant for making complex instrumentals fit together smoothly and unexpectedly is filtered through Twin Shadow's creative and occasionally poppy sensibilities.

Those pop ideals are often obscured in this album, but it is clear that Lewis has a talent for writing catchy and fun tunes. The album couldn't really be considered pop, but there are moments where the influence cannot be denied. The uplifting of strings to a major chord in "Tyrant Destroyed" is the first instance of this, and the glimpses keep coming, especially on almost every hook on the album. "Shooting Holes" is arguably the most immediate and accessible song here, and typifies the fun, feel-good aspect of Forget.

David Bowie continues to influence over time without stopping, this unique album that brings back memories of Tears For Fears (from their first album), Twin Shadow offers an album that will never forget, precious, dark, sometimes funny, with an excellent production, the most instantly loveable debuts of the year.

Twin Shadow has a very particular way of writing the lyrics of the songs, I'm astonished, full of deep metaphors, musically amazing, with special emphasis on some impressive bass lines makes this album indispensable. I dare say will be the best album of 2010.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the 80s
Where has Twin Shadow been all my life? The synth and guitar-driven 80's pop/rock sound has always had a special place in my heart, and it's always refreshing to find a modern... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Aleks
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
This album has sort of a smooth vintage feel. It almost seems like a product of the 80s, which is an element of style that I can appreciate. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Zach
4.0 out of 5 stars overall a good listen
At first listen I really wasn't too fond of it but I remembered I made that same mistake about Kid Cudi's MAN ON THE MOON II. Some albums you can't listen fast to. Read more
Published 21 months ago by 1984 bandito
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily One of the Best Albums... ever
Take a little time to learn the songs, then fall in love. This album captures all that is important; it's beyond beautiful. ffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Published on April 6, 2012 by Frankie Boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album of 2010
I actually just picked this album up. Yes, it is 2012, but this is the best music I have heard in a few years. Read more
Published on January 15, 2012 by Stacey McGill
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album I've heard in forever!
I could go on and on about how they sound like they were pulled right out of the 80's but with a modern twist. Read more
Published on July 14, 2011 by Mark Hecht
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Solid
Really good album all the way through. Has that synth-pop sound but the live 'feel' is so good. After watching a few youtube videos, I like them even better. Read more
Published on July 1, 2011 by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing find out of left field
I have to echo some other reviewers, who have said this album is the best thing they've heard in years. It certainly is right up there. Read more
Published on June 18, 2011 by Usuallee
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent
Graat record, original but with sounds of the 80's. The best disc to that I have listened for a lot of time
Published on April 22, 2011 by Irma Hernandez Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars An old friend I've never met before.
I'm not a great music critic but I liked the album so much I had to voice my opinion. This album is like a dear old friend I've never met before. Read more
Published on February 18, 2011 by Heavy Sixer
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