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Source Tags & Codes

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of DeadAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)


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Plenty of bands like to yammer on about how their newest record is a “return to their roots,” as if some undiscovered brilliance is to be found and resurrected on early demos and basement jam sessions. But the in case of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (or Trail of Dead from here on out, because who really wants to type all that over and over), a return to form could ... Read more in Amazon's And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Store

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  • Audio CD (February 26, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00005YW51
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,128 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With their first major-label release, Austin's most destructive live act will hopefully move from notoriety for trashing their instruments to appreciation for the way they use them. Source Tags & Codes is the third release from the band with the long name, and it is a volatile time bomb of emo, art rock, and post rock that explodes with emotion on every song. The walls of guitar effects and tense, heated vocals provide the band's driving aggression, but they soften the blows with bouts of dark melody, even adding strings and piano in places. The album should please fans of bands such as At the Drive In, Unwound, and Les Savy Fav, but Source Tags & Codes weighs in as heavier, noisier, and, in places, more tormented and beautiful than those bands. With enough twists in its movements to ward off any signs of predictability, Source Tags & Codes is an impressive rock collage that exposes new musical layers with each listen. --Jennifer Maerz

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars for the music + half for the name August 12, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I had heard before I listened to "source tags & codes" that it was a loud album, but eve after being forewarned I found my head snapping back at what I heard when I threw it in my stereo. As someone who regularly listens to grindcore, I know loud, and this album leaps out of your speakers with a sheer volume that's hard to match in any genre. Right from the first fierce howl by Conrad Keely, backed by a pummeling wall of guitars, on the opening "It Was There That I Saw You," I knew I was in for a scintillating ride, and this album didn't disappoint from there on out.

It's easy to be hooked right away by how freakin' loud "source tags & codes" is, but that's only a part of what makes it such a great album. After the initial adrenalin rush had faded and I was done banging my head, I started to notice just how much craftsmanship went into these songs. I've heard some comparisons to Sonic Youth, and those certainly aren't far off base, as the dual guitar interplay, flailing drum assaults, and extended instrumental passages that characterized such Youth classics as "Daydream Nation" are very much in evidence here. However, it would be a tad too simplistic to write these guys off an SY clone, for AYWKUBTTOD distinguish themselves from their forebears with leaner songwriting and a much more ferocious overall approach.

While there are some peaceful, even pretty moments on "source tags and codes," they serve mainly to provide a foil for the sonic onslaught that's more often on display. After the hard-pounding rush of the opener, things get even better with the awe-inspiring "Another Morning Stoner," which augments the band's destructive guitar sound with the kind of enormous, towering melody that can bounce around in your head for days.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Soundtrack to My Own Teenage Riot August 12, 2006
By John
Format:Audio CD
When I was 17, I discovered Source Tags & Code almost accidentally. I think I stumbled across it while trying to get into At the Drive-In (which never happened), the band who a lot of people say the Trail of Dead owe their sound. Very shortly after that, I started to smoke pot. The two things are completely unrelated except for the fact that this became my favorite album to listen to when high, and I listened to this album almost everyday for more than a year. It seemed to embody everything I felt and looking back, it really seems to define that whole era for me. I remember listening to it and worrying what exactly I wanted to major in in college - which I imagined would shape the whole future of my life. I remember listening to this for perhaps the 79th time, while particularly baked, and outlining a review for this album in which I explained how it was a brilliantly subtle concept album with a story arc describing the ego of any and every teen in America (I won't get into it, but I still somewhat believe it), and wondering why it wasn't the most popular album in the country, and stating for sure that it would be remembered as ahead of it's time.

"It Was There (That I Saw You)" couldn't be better for the first song. A quiet, simple guitar riff quickly joins the sound of a distant tv and what could only be described as space static. No sooner than the 15 second mark, the bass distinctively drops in half a beat before the loud, distorted, chiming punk chords and Conrad lets out one verse and a chorus about an old girlfriend ("but as time went on, I wondered what went wrong, I wondered what became....of you...
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Already the Album of 2002 March 9, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I was very nervous when i first heard ..And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead's new album, Source Tags and Codes. After a stellar second album, Madonna, i expected TOD to stay on Merge records and make another indie album. But when i found out that they had signed on to Interscope Records, i was shocked. I could see them guest appearing in Limp Bizkit videos, and having Fred Durst bust some rhymes for the chorus of their new hit single,"Da Partee iz Lyve!". I expected a failure.
How wrong i was.
I cannot even begin to tell you how stellar this album really is. The dense orchestration, layering of sound, and the overall skill and passion of Conrad Keely, Jason Reece, Neil Busch, and Kevin Allen, makes for one of the most engaging and emotionally draining albums i have ever experienced. Here's a track-by-track review of the album.
1. It Was There That I Saw You
A friend told me that he thought this song was too emo. How can a song be classified as emo when a string section and timpanies are present, to add to Conrad Keely's(he wrote this one) much improved vocal stylings. The beautiful soft mileu to this song, combined with the ravaging guitars that bookend this song, make it a classic. 5/5
2. Another Morning Stoner
The First Sign of the fantastic riffs that will come out of this album first appear in this song. A whirling, brooding piece that ends with the call-response shout, "What is Forgiveness\ it's just a dream\ what is forgiveness\ it's everything." Fantastic. 4.5/5
3. Baudelaire
Wow. Bassist Neil Busch's songwriting has come a long, long way. This on, curiously named after a French 1800's poet, has a great stuttering, recurring riff, and some killer bass drum stomping sound. One of my favorites. 5/5
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3.0 out of 5 stars Touching lyricism, messy use of instrumentation
This album tells a story, with that said there are many ups and downs (and plenty of parts you can skip over and still get the full picture). Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Album!
This is a rockin' album and I am so glad I bought it! Seven more words are required on this review...
Published 11 months ago by R. Delgado
3.0 out of 5 stars maybe i'm missing something...
Pitchfork, the trusted independent music review website, gave this album a 10.0, which for their standards is pretty damn near impossible. Read more
Published on March 19, 2011 by julian
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the decade
I am here to add a me too to the other rave reviews. I think to get a proper sense of how big Source Tags & Codes is, how much terrain, the broad sweep, the emotional depths it... Read more
Published on November 19, 2009 by P. B. Ellis
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor production, poor arrangements = bad album
I discovered Trail of Dead through their album "Worlds Apart" which if you only listen to the latter half of the album, is a masterpiece - like a mix of the cerebral aspects of... Read more
Published on November 13, 2008 by Brian M. Lear
5.0 out of 5 stars Source Tags & Codes
The CD came in on time and even if it came in late, you can't beat 88 cents for a good cd.
Published on February 13, 2008 by Anthony Michael Milano
5.0 out of 5 stars what are you waiting for?
Seriously. It's loud, melodic, and awesome. You'll play it beginning to end, over and over. Their best, and one of the best of the past decade.
Published on November 6, 2007 by bwana
4.0 out of 5 stars A flawed near-masterpiece
Some may have been quick to throw the label of masterpiece on Source Tags & Codes, but even while it falls short of being an instant classic, there's more than enough reasons to... Read more
Published on July 4, 2007 by Matthew T. Medlock
5.0 out of 5 stars Major Label Debut...and What a Debut!!
Trail of Dead's 3rd album was also their major label debut after being on small indie labels. Source Tags and Codes caught the record buying public by surprise.... Read more
Published on October 24, 2006 by Sakos
3.0 out of 5 stars Overrated, but not a few of the songs
3 1/2

...Trail of Dead's major label debut was a step up artistically for the band as it incorporated way more melodic cohesion, but by no means turned their back on... Read more
Published on August 5, 2006 by IRate
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