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Silversun PickupsAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Silversun Pickups is among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the post-millennial era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. From the indie rock opening salvo of 2005’s “PIKUL” EP to 2012’s visionary “NECK OF THE WOODS,” each successive release has seen the Silverlake, California-based band ... Read more in Amazon's Silversun Pickups Store

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  • Audio CD (July 26, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dangerbird
  • ASIN: B0009WFEF0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,680 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Kissing Families
2. Comeback Kid
3. Booksmart Devil
4. The Fuzz
5. Creation Lake
6. ...All The Go Inbetweens

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine Pikul April 6, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Before their debut album, the Silversun Pickups debuted their retrogrunge sound in the "Pikul" EP. Basically this EP does what it's supposed to do -- shows off their style, presents a bunch of excellent songs, and introduces listeners to the Angeleno rockers' grimy, creative rock'n'roll.

It kicks off with one of their poppier songs, "Kissing Families," which blossoms out into a delicious rock song. "It's no wonder that we did it this way/Kept looking forward on paths sideways/It's everything that's connected and beautiful/And now I know just where I stand."

Things speed up even more with the ominous, fast-moving "Comeback Kid," which sounds like a budding hard-rocker. But then they try out some other sounds, not just the hard rock -- a song ruled by lots of clashing cymbals, slow-moving guitar ballads, and some ominous Radioheadish atmosphere over solid riffs and drums.

Basically, don't expect it to sound just like their full-length debut, "Carnavas." "Pikul" is softer and more atmospheric, but still with the hard-rock sound that they're known for. It's not as confident and hard, but there's still plenty of talent and range here.

They have a lot of mingled electric and acoustic guitar, with some drums that can smash or gently rat-a-tat. And there's lots of hard buzzing bass that builds up to grinding walls-o'-sound, and some thick mats of foggy keyboard, which gives a slightly psychedelic flair to their catchy, rawboned melodies.

Brian Aubert often gets compared to Billy Corgan, probably because (like Corgan) he has a rather high voice and some very bittersweetly evocative lyrics.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This band should be huge July 27, 2005
By hgdf
Format:Audio CD
The most amazing band that you've never heard of. The quality of the songwriting is far beyond most of the crap that's popular these days. The sound is slightly reminiscent of Early Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead, yet still distinctive and unique. I've seen SSPU several times live in concert, and if you liked the studio recordings, the live show will truly blow you away.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album January 30, 2009
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If you have heard "Lazy Eye", and if you've been listening to modern rock stations or playing Guitar Hero:World Tour then chances are you have, you know these guys have a distinctive sound. This album is better than 'Carnavas' but it's only drawback is that it is only an EP so there are only 6 tracks. These tracks are all good though and I definitely advise getting this album.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing September 27, 2005
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What happens when you mix Modest Mouse, The Pixies, and Drunken Boat in a big mixing bowl? You get Silversun Pickups. Each song is lyrically powerful which allows for a vast range of interpretations. This CD leaves you wanting more.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! August 1, 2006
Format:Audio CD
It's only fair that I rate both Silversun Pickups' releases after my slam of Carnavas; so back to this product. This is an excellent CD! I don't consider it an EP because I listen to every track each time through. I must admit that most of my quality listening time is done moving at a pretty brisk clip through quality headphones through the park. If the tunes are boring, I won't tolerate it. I keep coming back to this release over and again. Not a bad note in it. Lots of passion and emotion and attention to the music. "All The go In Betweens" is my favorite; it is brilliant. I must say that I didn't pay much mind to the space ship noise that ends the song; I guess it was kept in it's place, not so pervasive as will come to pass on their second release. I recommend that everyone should own this one. Nice ride!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is just plain good! November 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD
A co-worker turned me on to this EP and I could not have been more pleasantly surprised. This is a good band making some compelling music and they're avoiding the spotlight too (which I like). Some of the songs here are reminiscent of the 90's and they DO sound like The Pumpkins at times, but that is in no way a reason not to buy this disc. It is a very nice melodic and noisy offering and should be listened to often!!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!!!!! September 7, 2005
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This band is excellent. They remind me of "Garbage" a little bit. I love them and I love this CD. It has upbeat tunes and mellow ones. They have thought provoking lyrics. You should check them out.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding performance November 9, 2006
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Purchased this after listening to the full length CD and I think that the Pikul CD is just so much better, a must purchase CD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Start!
A Must for anyone who is a Silversun Fan or a new listener who wants to start in order and not just want is currently being played. Read more
Published 16 months ago by RickArias
3.0 out of 5 stars Not their best, but still some good songs
Kissing Families was the best of the songs on this album. The rest of the songs are mellow and not as vibrant as their newer albums.
Published 18 months ago by TheSupahBeast
5.0 out of 5 stars Fave new band!!! Yes!!!
This group is just so amazing, and so happy to have this early EP. A couple songs on here are arguably two of their very best! Full of great songs, and some cool surprises!!! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Daniel Mantey
4.0 out of 5 stars Listened first, then bought it.
I read some of the reviews here, and it left me wondering what I would actually find on this album; so, I looked it up on Rhapsody and listened to it. Read more
Published on July 8, 2012 by R. Macklin
4.0 out of 5 stars Great EP...
I must be the one of the few that liked the "off" songs more.....

Best songs are

All the Go Inbetweens
Booksmart Devil
Kissing Families... Read more
Published on April 16, 2012 by Someone
5.0 out of 5 stars All Good
This product was exactly as advertised. i recommend wholly. A++++. It is all good for me. (more words to appease, though nothing more to say).
Published on September 18, 2011 by j a buckenmyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Wonderful
So I ordered this album already knowing that Silversun Pickups was a good band. What I didn't know was that their early work here is almost better than their new album! Read more
Published on December 28, 2009 by Calvin Short
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Rookie Albums Released in Alternative Rock
Very Relaxing pace. Well written stories with distinct bass lines and ear grabbing fx. One of the few bands where the drums and guitar sync to allow the bass to stand out as a... Read more
Published on November 27, 2009 by J. S. Fusaro
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 Years After Siamese Dream...
...this band finds the torch that Billy Corgan so carelessly dropped in '93 and makes it their own. Much to their credit, they feed the flame with art instead of ego.
Published on October 11, 2009 by Mike Boast
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album
I just got turned on to the Silversun Pickups and, wow. This is an incredible album. Their sound is unique, melodic and euphonious. Read more
Published on April 10, 2009 by Ryan E. Cobourn
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