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Information Retrieved

PinbackAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 16, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Temporary Residence
  • ASIN: B008YEX5ZG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,665 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Proceed To Memory
2. Glide
3. Drawstring
4. Sherman
5. His Phase
6. Diminished
7. True North
8. A Request
9. Denslow, You Idiot!
10. Sediment

Editorial Reviews

On one hand, their fifth album, Information Retrieved, is the logical and accessible realization of asound Pinback have been developing and refining for over a decade. However, that consistency that we've taken for granted is what makes Information Retrieved such a euphoric surprise; their finest and most fully realized album, a dozen years deep into a career that includes bona fide modern classics like Good To Sea and Summer In Abaddon. Simply put, this is better than weever could have expected.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the album! October 20, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
I might be biased since I am married to Zach, but I love this album! I've listened to it on repeat (secretly) for days and I think that he and Rob did a beautiful job writing and recording these gorgeous songs. Very moody, melancholy and atmospheric. Our son likes it too. He's been dancing around listening to it with me.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best yet October 16, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Pinback haven't evolved a whole lot in the decade-plus that they've been around, but what they do, they do incredibly well, and they've perfected it on Information Retrieved. To this hardcore fan, it's their best album to date. It grabs the best elements from every part of their career and synthesizes them down to 38 perfect minutes. Beautiful production, fantastic performances, and songs that stand with the best stuff they've written. Pinback isn't a band with so much depth that you'll be calling this your favorite album 10 years from now, but I can pretty much guarantee you'll still be coming back to "Information Retrieved" in 10 years. It is the pinnacle of indie pop.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listened once and love it, Amazon please fix track 1 October 16, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
the first track of the album has some random audio dropping. aside from that the quality of sound/recording is fantastic. glad to see they have released something new, worth the 5 year wait.

*update* it's apparently fixed now.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Song Develops Into Something Beautiful October 21, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Pinback's "Information Retrieved" is the best ear candy I have heard in years. It is simply some of the most intelligent yet friendly sounding music I've run across. No real rough edges here, just a smooth and fascinating listening experience!

A friend of mine with good musical taste recommended Pinback to me a while back and I forgot about what he had said until I fished the note he had written out of my wallet and saw Amazon had "Information Retrieved" on a special for download. I thought "Why not?" And when I heard it, my brain's jaw dropped!

Although the download has the flaw in "Proceed To Memory" others have mentioned, I am still thrilled with this band's sound. I will very happily spend the extra money to buy the CD so I can have it without the flaws.

If you like highly intelligent music that is not too mired in its perfection to play on emotional strings and send you drifting into thought, this music is what you need. It is defintitely mathy, but it has too many moods to count.

Melodies that can be angular yet retain their melody... Rhythm guitar parts that tend to be picked not strummed, that play upon each other and create point and counterpoint... Pinback's music can only be described as a sort of pop/rock genius. There is a lot going on in Pinback's music, but it still has plenty of space in the arrangements. So while there is lots going on to tickle the brain, it does not sound cluttered. The guitars are generally played clean, without any distortion to hide things... it has a rather naked feel for the most part. Nothing is flashy-sounding or bombastic; in fact, it often feels understated, but that is from the patience exhibited in the execution of the often slow-to-mid-tempo arrangements.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Avoid MP3 version for now, but great music. October 16, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This is an incredibly good Pinback album, so I was sad to find out that the first track, Proceed To Memory, has some encoding issues and audio drops out for several seconds between 20 and 26 seconds. Until Amazon resolves this I would buy the CD on here, or on iTunes or the Google Play store.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Pinback has been one of my favorite bands for a while, and usually when bands start "maturing," their sound turns into something so far from what they started as that they become almost unrecognizable or, even worse, unenjoyable. Pinback, fortunately, has not gone this route. This is an extremely well written, performed, and produced release. It shows a huge maturing in their style while maintaining what makes them a great band in the first place. The technical instrumentation and polyrhythms are all there, along with Rob Crow's great lyricisms. This is sure to be one of the best (and most overlooked) releases of the year. If you love Pinback, you will love this record. If you have never heard them, you will most likely enjoy this record. If you didn't enjoy Pinback's previous releases, that probably won't change here. And shame on you if that's the case.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, please fix Track 1! October 17, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Good album, but feel ripped off with missing audio in first track! How disappointing it is to hear a song disappear for a second in three places. I'd like my purchase to work correctly. Another reason why I prefer CDs. :(
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lost in the Shuffle --> Curiosity --> Engagement September 10, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Some things -- like coffee, fine wine & spirits, and Pinback -- tend to be more of an acquired taste. You may not like it much at first, but once you develop your palate, you almost wonder how you managed to live without it.

Been a fan for nearly a decade, saw them live in Sacramento about 3 years ago and heard a few AWESOME tunes not on prior releases, so I was super-stoked to unleash studio versions at home when Information Retrieved came in the mail shortly after release. Alas, it quickly disappeared in the shuffle of other, preferred music -- it just didn't grab me at all. Seemed too subdued & uninspired. Even more distressing, I couldn't find anything resembling the tunes (I thought) I heard at the show!! Bummer.

But then 6 or 9 months later, I was shuffling all my Pinback tunes, heard a couple where I was like WHOA, NICE! and suddenly found myself getting more into it -- so much so that I had to wonder: is this even the same disc? Of course it is. I'm pretty sure "Glide" and "Proceed to Memory" were the ones that grabbed me live. The studio versions are cleaner and tamer, but the core really resonates (especially the amazing guitar plucking that transports you through Glide). So I went from nearly dumping this disc to slotting it firmly into the collection next to the rest of the Pinback ouvre.

But 5 stars? I don't think so. I'm still missing the crispness and shimmering energy burned into my memory via the live versions, but also captured in prior tunes like Non-Photo Blue and AFK (the best post-breakup tune ever?). Could a Pinback live CD be in our future?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The best ever.
I listen to this album at least 3 to 4 times a day. I cannot get enough of pinback.
Published 1 month ago by Potato
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Pinback
Another good effort. Not sure if they will win over many new fans with this release but love the Pinback sound.
Published 2 months ago by Terence
5.0 out of 5 stars Pinback Forever
I thought I knew my favorite band until I heard this band. Pinback is the real deal for people who prefer relaxing mood music. Read more
Published 3 months ago by David King
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Not much to say... Pinback is amazing, and the album is even greater on vinyl. Sediment is an epic song.
Published 9 months ago by Mark S
4.0 out of 5 stars Great listening
Been a fan and ld love to say tha they didn't disappoint on this album. Great listen. Sould be a must on your to get list!
Published 9 months ago by Mike F. Brondstetter
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't stop listening to it!
I can't get enough of this album. This music will calm your nerves. These guys are genius. They can't write a bad song. 5 stars. I highly recommend!
Published 10 months ago by Kepler 22B
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album!
I have followed Pinback for years and this album both holds up to past standards and offers new material for fans. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album.
I bought this album based upon one song I heard on satellite and have not been disappointed. The writing is well done and the production compliments what the songs are going for.
Published 12 months ago by Nicholas Vezmar
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn Tasty
its just dang good. If you are familiar with pinback's previous albums you'll get the same delicious bass lines with tasty harmonies. They know what they do well and do it often.
Published 13 months ago by david frantonius
5.0 out of 5 stars Pinback has their own style and it grooves
There is no such thing as a bad Pinback album. They are all good. Ran into one of their shows when they were out as 3 Mile Pilot and it lead me to Pinback, which I probably like... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Wayne T Gonyea Jr.
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