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Though Manchester Orchestra has only been a proper band for a year and a half, this young quintet (with an average age of 19) has crafted an album that sounds more aware and traveled than many of its more aged peers. Led by singer / songwriter / guitarist Andy Hull, Manchester Orchestra's debut LP, I'm Like A Virgin Losing A Child , is a statement cinematic in scope - a series of emotional vignettes that delicately unravel over the course of an elegantly conceived musical arc that recalls both murky southern mysticism and the id borne bombast of the Pacific Northwest. Driven by lyrics that are insightful, spiritual and impressionistic, I'm Like A Virgin Losing A Child is a litany of intimate details presented in widescreen. With a tour of the UK already completed and tours supporting Brand New, Say Anything and Saves The Day under their belt, they should have no problem reaching their goal of playing at least 250 shows in 2007.

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This album is not, as we had hoped, a mystical collaboration between Morrissey, Oasis and New Order. It is, in fact, so devoid of actual Mancunian influence it might as well have been made on Jupiter. That's not to say you should cast it aside in disgust at such flagrant false advertising-there's far more to this Atlanta-based five-piece's debut than meets the eye. The vocals sound like Conor Oberst having a nervous breakdown and there's a gloomy pall suspended over the whole affair that could probably kill the mood at a wake. Let's face it, we can all pinpoint this album's demographic with startling precision but for once let's set snobbery aside. After all, Madchester was aimed at parka-wearing pill-heads from Salford and now it's adored by mild-mannered middle Englanders everywhere. Best to get in on the act early. -- Gametap.com

1. Wolves at Night
2. Now That You're Home
3. The Neighborhood is Bleeding
4. I Can Feel Your Pain
5. Where Have You Been
6. I Can Barely Breathe
7. Sleeper 1972
8. Golden Ticket
9. Alice and Interiors
10. Don't Let Them See You Cry
11. Colly Strings

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  • Audio CD (July 24, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Canvas Back/ Favorite Gentlemen
  • ASIN: B000RHRGMQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,484 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Searching for the sonic direction of what would become their fourth full-length album, the hard-hitting COPE, earlier this year; Manchester Orchestra discovered something pretty amazing. The unapologetically heavy anthems seemed to work just as well (or even better) when stripped to their essence. “We were noticing that all the beautiful, slow stuff was ... Read more in Amazon's Manchester Orchestra Store

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Andy's voice is unique and very strong and the writing is wonderful.
Lauren
I will say though as far as the music goes, I like the Everything to Nothing album ever so slightly more.
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I listened to it nonstop when I first got it, and I still listen to it nonstop now!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By anthony smith on December 25, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Well, for starters you've got 19-year old enigmatic front-man Andy Hull crafting delicately poignant songs that speak well beyond his years. His voice rings pure and honest, gently sharing eloquent stories of hope, loss, and love. The band provides an intelligent mouthpiece for their generation, providing the words that will surely be scrawled lovingly within the cover of spiral-notebooks across the nation. Musically, Manchester Orchestra is equally mature. Its 2006 LP release I'm Like A Virgin Losing A Child showcases a diverse range of musical styles, and is receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from anyone who listens. It currently sits in the top 10 sellers at influential indie-retailer Criminal Records. Overall it's a masterful pairing of smart lyrics and memorable hooks. Manchester Orchestra has been attracting attention outside of their hometown of Atlanta as well, picking up slots on the nation's most prestigious music festivals including South by Southwest '06 and Lollapalooza. -LooneyTunes
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Grrgoyl on December 8, 2007
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I heard "Wolves at Night" on XM and bought this CD purely on the strength of that song (and after listening to only three other samples on Amazon). 25 plays later and I still can't get enough of it (my partner is threatening divorce). A close second favorite is "I Can Barely Breathe," and I'm sure more will join that category after a few more listens. The comparison to Conor Oberst above is spot on: Andy Hull has his quiet introspection, along with the plaintive angst of Robert Smith, mixed with occasional angry, blaring synth riffs that are downright addictive. This won't be leaving my playlist for a long time to come.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eddie Wannabee VINE VOICE on October 13, 2007
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First of all I gladly give it a 4.5 not 4 stars but since there is no half measures I must stick with 4 stars, for 5 would make it a perfect album and we all know how hard are those type of albums to come by. That said I am thrilled to own this CD. These guys are certainly very good at what they do and their songs are one notch above what I probably was expecting before I listened to the whole CD. One thing I must point out is that is my experience that the really good albums grow with more listens and I have no doubt this one will do that. One thing I treasure more than anything else is the musicality that is offered, regardless of the genre. I am finally burned out of just loud driving beats, with repetitive sounds. I don't care how fast the band is, if they do not show musicality I will get rid of it. Manchester Orchestra are really something. Their lead vocal is very good and the songs all are well built. You see, this is where I go wrong! Saying something like well built takes away from the overall pleasure of listening to "Im like a Virging Losing a Child". There is depth to this band and the whole CD is Brilliantly Executed. There are a couple of songs that caught me off guard which immediately reinforced my belief that these guys are pretty good. I continue on my never ending search for talent in the world of music and I am very happy to say Manchester Orchestra is a proud member of my ever growing collection. Who cares if I spend money like there is no tomorrow if the end result are bands like Manchester Orchestra. 4.5 Stars for this above average group!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tracy M. Jones on March 20, 2007
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In a music scene that seems to be becoming more and more accepting of mediocrity, it's refreshing to find the occasional diamond in the rough like Manchester Orchestra. With intelligent lyrics and engaging music, Manchester Orchestra hits the nail on the head with their debut album, "I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child" in a way that most up-and-coming bands only wish they could. Manchester Orchestra features a perfect balance of simplicity and complexity in their songwriting, and a powerful and engaging live performance to boot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dilbatt on December 29, 2007
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I found Manchester Orchestra from a New York Times review, and I am glad I did. I love this album. I have listened to it repeatedly, and I haven't gotten tired of it yet. Andy Hull looks to be the real thing, and the rest of the band is great too. Check out their official podcasts on YouTube. I hope to see them live someday. Buy this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sara Adams on January 7, 2008
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I first discovered Manchester Orchestra when they went on tour with Brand New. I was simply blown away by their performance. Needless to say this is one of my favorite albums of all time.
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Guitars up front, alternating with vocals up front in the slow sections; bass and drums provide muscle but remain somewhat sparingly in the background. I am struck first by the arrangements, credit to a production team that "hears" the songs. I hear things like Pavement and Superchunk in the post-punk/low-fi arrangements, which slow down at times to a stop and then the band comes chiming in with full bombast in the bridges. This is something you can listen to not rock out to so much. You can really enjoy this album on a number of listens as the layers reveal themselves slowly. Quite a talent captured here, I get the impression there was some rehearsal involved or live performance to get the arrangements to gel and flow. Each of the songs really stand alone as individual pieces, making this one of those "album" CDs that can be enjoyed from start to finish.
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By William Ellis on July 15, 2008
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I've only been listening to Manchester Orchestra for a few days now. But that doesn't mean I havn't listened to this album front to back. The comparison to Conor Oberst, I only agree with on one level and thats Andy Hulls ability to write amazing lyrics. On a vocal level Andy blows Conor away, I find it hard to make it through a Bright Eyes song. On a music level, the album is amazing. Very well put together and you'll never find yourself skipping a song. It opens big, and in the middle the song Sleeper 1972 brings everything to a stand still, that will leave you breathless and listening to the song again, because you'll be that amazed. The album then picks up where it left off and leaves you at the end, wanting to just leave it on repeat. So get this album. I would suggest it for fans of Brand New. Thanks for reading.
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