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Nada SurfAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Nada Surf has been a band for 10 years — longer than most of their living peers have been out of a car seat. If you know your stuff, you know the story. If you don’t, here it is. We begin where all good things outside of Seattle do — in NYC:

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  • Audio CD (February 4, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Barsuk
  • ASIN: B000089CKH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,769 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hiddden Gem August 7, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Let's face it...if you mention Nada Surf to someone, they are either going to bring up the song "Popular" or say "Nada who?" But you won't find a more consistently good pop album by a group with "Nada" in the name...or any group for that matter. This band is definitely evolving in the right direction. The vocals on several songs are very reminiscent of Semisonic's Dan Wilson and several songs like "Hi-Speed Soul" and the rocking "The Way You Wear Your Head" sound like they could easily fit on an early Semisonic album. But what separates Nada Surf are great songs like "Blizzard of '77" and "Inside of Love." And unlike most bands, Nada Surf saves one of the best for last with "Treading Water", which shifts from straight rock to more introspective, melancholy pop. There are quite a number of ballads on the album that deserve close attention. But the group mixes them up with the more upbeat stuff so that there is never a dull moment. A fine effort that is not to be missed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not groundbreaking, but stellar anyway March 20, 2003
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Before buying this album I had only heard "Popular," so I was surprised when I started seeing glowing reviews of Nada Surf's latest album all over the place. I was even more (pleasantly) surprised when I heard the album--it's one of those rare ones where every single track hits the sweet spot in one way or another.
The one complaint I have is that the album lacks obvious originality--on Let Go, Nada Surf sometimes sound like "Bends"-era Radiohead, or Elliott Smith or New Order or Coldplay. It may not bring much new to the table, but so what? How dare they operate in existing genres! It's done so well, so confidently, and the songwriting is so strong that this complaint seems superfluous. Nada Surf don't hijack their influences, they suggest them with reverence.
While the production tends to suggest other bands, there is definitely some good craftmanship here, subtle dissonances and restrained ambience. Matthew Caws is a strong singer and the band has good chemistry, which the production is careful to preserve (esp. evident on "Neither Heaven Nor Space," "Happy Kid"). The ballads move at a perfectly hypnotic pace.
The album's biggest strength is its melodies. Every song has a satisfying, catchy melody, and the ballads are simply beautiful ("Killian's Red," "Paper Boats" in particular). Lyrically, Nada Surf are simple but in a subtle and intelligent way, introspective without being mopey. Some people might be quick to complain about lyrics like "I wanna know what it's like/On the inside of love" but Nada Surf pull it off easily. On that song ("Inside Of Love") they display a reverence for pop, in particular the way a great pop song can make potentially hammy lyrics seem deeper than they should.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars astounding February 4, 2003
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okay, to anyone who wont listen to nada surf because they didnt like "popular", please start listening.
This album is sheer genius. They have really nailed down their songwriting. There are a few pop rocker tracks on the album, but there are also many slower, beautiful tracks. "Blonde on Blonde" is especially great, listening to Bob Dylan while walking in the NYC rain. "Killian's Red," and "Paper Boats" are my personal favorites. But its hard to pick a favorite as the entire album is just perfect. If you loke alot of indie rock, this is a must have. Mojo, the only mag i really trust, set this album in the top 50 of 2002 (European release was last September). It is a REALLY BEAUTIFUL ALBUM. Anyone still comparing them to being a "Son of Weezer" really has to stop now. Unlike Weezer, Nada Surf has grown and moved well beyond the Top 40 persona they once had. If you actually listened to either of their first two albums then you know that that song was really kind of the weakest track they had. Most MTVheads didnt even notice that the song was a sarcastic comment on high school life. Anyway buy this album. You will be pleased.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A melodic masterpiece January 8, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I had never heard of Nada Surf until a good friend suggested I give a listen.
Well, to say I was impressed is an understatement.
If there is one band who encapsulates all of the best qualities of post-grunge it is Nada Surf.
There isn't really one weak song on this collection.
In fact I would say that the description of their music as 'post grunge' is a bit misleading.'Lets Go' is more powerpop than anything else.
The songs themselves are fantastic.If you are looking for a musical comparison ,think of REM around the time of 'Murmur' or Coldplay when they are at their best.
Lead singer Matthew Caws has a very strong voice and it is ideally suited to the powerpop material on this album.At times his voice reminds me so much of another great vocalist : Dan Wilson of Semisonic.
The album opens with the brilliant 'Blizzard Of '77'.This song is a ballad par excellence and contains a simple acoustic guitar and melodic vocals.The point of the whole song is only understood when you hear the emotional line 'I missed you more than I knew' at the very end.Next up is 'The Way You Wear Your Head' which is guitar-driven rock a la REM at their best.
'Fruit Flies' opens very low key but when it gets going, Caws vocals go into overdrive and the song becomes a powerpop masterpiece.
Throughout the rest of the album the songs are all very strong.
The best ones are 'Happy Kid','No Quick Fix' and the New Order-ish 'Hi Speed Soul'.
On the evidence of 'Lets Go' ,Nada Surf have the ability to become really huge.Now lets hope that the radio DJs in the US and other places take note and give them the airplay that they deserve.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must own
I am going to keep this short and sweet...this is one of the best cds of the decade...simply outstanding, a masterpiece. Own it, you will not be disappointed.
Published on August 1, 2010 by Brex
5.0 out of 5 stars Underestimated
Often those into the "cool" indie music will give little attention to Nada Surf, most likely because of that fantastic but somewhat juvenille song 'Popular'. Read more
Published on May 21, 2009 by Remon J. Jabour
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid
This recording is a gem - splendid and sultry from beginning to end. "Blonde On Blonde," "Blizzard of ' 77," " Killian's Red" et al are just ear candy hard pop - honey with just... Read more
Published on July 29, 2008 by Darkest Star
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my absolute favorite albums...
It's catchy, it's fun, it's indie! This is the greatest album for a long drive! Every song is great, of course some are better than others, but there is not one bad song. Read more
Published on February 6, 2008 by N. Geurds
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem
Having bought The Weight is a Gift and loving it I decided to buy Let Go and listen to it. I found an album I totally loved and that I can listen to over and over again. Read more
Published on November 5, 2007 by BC
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Delivery was quickewr than expected although I live in a remote part of Italy. Also no surprises in payment and address info. Good work
Published on August 18, 2006 by G. Knegt
5.0 out of 5 stars "Let Go" of Your Shekels and Buy This CD
I'm a latecomer to Nada Surf, and now I rue the lost time I could have spent replaying the songs of this excellent cd. LET GO is funny, plaintive, poignant, but not syrupy. Read more
Published on June 14, 2006 by Bart King
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Mellow Rock, For The Most Part
I think somebody compared Nada Surf to Toad the Wet Sprocket. I think it is a fair comparison. Most of the songs are mellow, guitar based numbers with a few faster songs thrown in. Read more
Published on March 27, 2006 by Matt The Man
5.0 out of 5 stars pop perfection
I'm not a big fan of pop, but I am a fan of the pop songs out there that are done with craftmanship. Read more
Published on March 24, 2006 by Nostalgic Nerd
3.0 out of 5 stars Some heartbreakingly beautiful songs among the "rock"
3 1/2 stars

I am a huge fan of the more romtantic(or lack thereof) tunes on this album... Read more
Published on March 20, 2006 by IRate
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