Interventions and Lullabies
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Interventions and Lullabies

June 10, 2010

Song Title
The First Single (You Know Me) (Album Version)
Wait, Wait, Wait (Album Version)
Give It Up (Album Version)
Tie The Rope (Album Version)
Tune Out (Album Version)
I'm Ready, I Am (Album Version)
On Your Porch (Album Version)
Sore Thumb (Album Version)
A Mess To Be Made (Album Version)
Let's Make This Moment A Crime (Album Version)
Career Day (Album Version)
A Save Situation (Album Version)

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 21, 2003
  • Release Date: October 21, 2003
  • Label: Elektra Records
  • Copyright: 2003 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
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  • Total Length: 45:21
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  • ASIN: B0011ZRTTI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,556 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a mess to be made, a canvas all layed October 17, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Format is a groundbreaking and revolutionary band that successfully combines rock, alternative, and indie music into one triumphant album, "Interventions and Lullabies". This album includes quite a diverse collection of songs. "On Your Porch" and "A Save Situation" are both beautiful acoustic ballads with moving vocals, while "Tune Out", "Sore Thumb", and "Wait, Wait, Wait" are all easy to sing to as well as just being feel good songs. The strong point of this album I believe is its stirring lyrics. They are both thought-provoking and alluring, along with poetic. "Interventions and Lullabies" is a record you can listen to time and time again, no matter what kind of mood you're in. The Format does a wonderful job with this one, creating an enduring piece of art that will be appreciated well into the future.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Effortlessly Perfect Pop Rock for All Tastes October 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
It would probably be easy for critics to dismiss the Format's excessively cathcy brand of pop rock for being too bland or the lyrics for not having enough depth, but that would be missing the point entirely.
The Format, like tour mate Rocket Summer, are one of the few bands out today who drop the pretensions of emo and mainstream rock. Instead of jumping around on stage and spining their guitars around their bodies, the Format stop trying so hard to be a rock band and in the process effortlessly make the perfect set of pop songs. These gems are great in the way Kool-Aid and spinning in your chair until you become dizzy are great, because they're just fun.
It's happy, drum on your steering wheel, tap your toe, sing along genius. All areas of the albums track are packed full of simple yet undeniable hooks that will stay with you for some time. They are one of the few artists that could use shakers, hand claps and tambourine in one song and pull it off flawlessly.
Think Phantom Planet, Rocket Summer, or maybe even Ben Folds. Whoever you think they sound like, you're certain to fall for the Format.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Produced Album of 2003 August 8, 2005
By elle
Format:Audio CD
The Format is one of those bands that are hard to market, so I guess that's why Atlantic hasn't done a damn thing to promote them. This album is beautifuly put together and will definately stand the test of time. No CD collection is complete without it. Let's see how many more cliches I can use before this review is over. You know how many CDs have that one song you have to skip over because it bores you or you hate it, well, this album doesn't have any songs like that. After I bought this album it never left my CD player for a whole month. Just go buy the album and support this band so they can hopefully put out a new CD soon.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Format has always had a Format for Sucess October 24, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Let's start things off in general. I live in the Phoenix Arizona area. Sam and Nate (the Format) grew up here. They have played together for a long time, and have performed in such local AZ bands as Nevergonnascore and This Past Year before forming 'The Format'. They released an EP called 'EP'. Imagine that. Let's just say that Sam, Nate and then Marko and the rest of the live band are brilliant. Their musicianship is outstanding and their songwriting is some of the best I've EVER been a witness to. With the Format, Sam and Nate combine what they had in nevergonnascore (poppunk) and this past year (slower more indie/emo/punk rock). This Cd is great, and you will instantly fall in love with it. The best tracks are: The First Single (From EP), Give it Up (older song on a local acoustic cd), Tie The Rope (New), Tune Out (New), I'm ready, i am (new), On your Porch (new, and MY PERSONAL FAVORITE SONG ON THE CD. IT'S BREATHTAKING), and A Save Situation (Older Song, redone here with orchestration). This Cd is amazing, it gets a 4 as far as I go. (Most tracks are spectacular, but a couple are just merely really good). Props to the Sam and Nate for adding in eclectic instruments (Banjo, Accordion, Tuba, etc). I'm giving an extra point for them, because I'm so proud. You guys will always rock.
-Shawn [...]
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars you will not be able to put this cd down October 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
"Interversions and Lullabies" is nothing short of amazing. There isn't a song on the CD you wont like. The Format is an acoustic driven band, with brilliant vocals containing a pop edge. Yet don't put them in a box by placing them in a genre "Interversions and Lullabies" is like nothing I've ever heard before. The songs are spiced up to go along with the bass drums and guitar by adding instruments in such as tuba, slide guitar, harmonica, an orchestra, hand claps and many other unique attributes. Members of The Format: Nate Ruess-vocals and Sam Means-guitars have collaborated to write some of the catchiest music I have ever heard (Ruess and Means write all the music and are accompanied by a full band at shows and on the CD). If The Format ever comes to your town, go see them! After listening to the CD you will be in awe, and you'll think there's no way they can sound this good live, but they do! Not kidding at all, the vocals are as pristine live as they are on "Interversions and Lullabies". Discover this band before everyone else does, Because I would say in three months this band will be all over Rolling Stone, Spin and MTV2. I can't say enough good things, just buy it even if you have never heard "Interversions and Lullabies" or of The Format
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just beautiful
Before I liked women, now I only like The Format. This vinyl changed my life. Because of Interventions and Lullabies I made it into medical-law school to become a the space doctor... Read more
Published 5 days ago by caleb
5.0 out of 5 stars It's so good, you want to keep it to yourself.
It's hard to know what to say about this album. It's not an album that will ever be listed as "life-changing" or reach the tops of the charts - and yet… it IS... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Laurel
5.0 out of 5 stars a fun cd thats singable and gutsy
first heard the formt on a mixed cd from a colege girl at work,and i was like i love the voice of whos singing.i was is that fun? Read more
Published 13 months ago by alittle quirky
5.0 out of 5 stars A variety of song structures extremely well crafted!
Some of the best music I've ever heard. Great arrangements of sounds. The quality really sneaks up on you. It's that good. Even the lyrics are well done. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mark Twain
3.0 out of 5 stars Packaging issue!
The bubble wrap mailer that you mailed my CD in did not protect the CD whatsoever. The entire case was shattered upon my receiving it in the mail yesterday. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Katy Rutledge
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality for less
There is no reason as of why this album is so cheap selling brand new but if there is then I don't care because this seller is amazing. Read more
Published 22 months ago by VMendoza24
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
Im really only writing this review to give it 5 stars. I loved this album. From the first track to the last Nate is a beautiful song writer and an amazing lyricst. Read more
Published on March 25, 2011 by Alycia Bacon
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite CD's
From the first to the last track this CD delivers. I'm not much of a music critic but had to give this CD 5 stars just to help let everyone know about it. Buy this CD.
Published on December 12, 2008 by Scott T. Strachan
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, something different.
I stumbled upon The Format's first album by chance a few months ago, and still can't get enough of them. Read more
Published on September 19, 2008 by Brittney
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album you've never heard
Ok, i'll make it short and sweet. This is one of those rare albums that you can put into your CD player and let it play all the way through! Read more
Published on July 5, 2008 by gcm619
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