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The Verve Pipe

The Verve Pipe

December 11, 2007

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 11, 2007
  • Release Date: December 11, 2007
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 45:33
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  • ASIN: B0013AYVNI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,087 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Every song on this album is amazing.
mortdog19@aol.com
The real Verve Pipe fans will enjoy this.
Jonah
It is a lyrical and musical masterpiece!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By karen mulhern on December 3, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The self titled, The Verve Pipe, is a study in the redefinition of a band. Where Villains had a consistent, if somewhat overproduced sound, The Verve Pipe, does not. Each song varies in styling, tempo, and poetic appeal, yet all share a central theme of lessons learned the hard way. Nowhere is this more evident than in F-word,an examination of post Freshmen self doubt and the difficulty in moving on. Vander Ark's description of moshing ("assault disguised as dancing") and the metaphor that follows ("so part the wave and drop the dead as driftwood surfer") make for powerful imagery. In a similar but more upbeat way, Hero is a self deprecating look at reconciling who we are with who we think we are. The hard-driving Supergig is an expose of fear and the fences thrown up to keep it at bay. "We used to care, we don't anymore," and the repetitive "there's not a missing link" are said defensively, not as statements of fact.
And what of love and relationships? In Headlines they're strictly physical but the narrator is taken to task for being superficial. In the end he realizes "my all was just medium." Television explores the sadistic way we wallow in pity when we know we should move past the pain. "Turn it up, turn it down, tune me in, tune me out" clearly shows the quandary. But sometimes relationships are sheer perfection, as seen in the beautifully poetic Kiss Me Idle. With angelic vocals and a dreamlike melody, Vander Ark sings ,"so close your eyes and catch your breath and i will wait right here." He describes a love so perfect, even a casual listener would be impressed.
The band has described The Verve Pipe as the "record of our lives.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 1999
Format: Audio CD
What: the follow up to the Verve Pipe's excellent Villains album.
Style: The same grungy-but-harmonious guitars and kicking drums, but with a new element of buzzy keyboards and drum machines.
Pros: flows well. Most of the songs segue together, giving the album a feel of being an integrated whole, as opposed to merely a loose collection of songs. The keyboards add another dimension of the sound to the mix (they were present in Villains, for example the organ in "Photograph" and the piano in "Cattle", but were always very peripheral to the guitars).
Cons: less variance than Villains. Most of the songs are love songs of some form or another, usually very upbeat (with the notable exception of "Generations" and "The F Word").
Bottom line: Verve Pipe fans would probably enjoy this CD, even if it isn't the 90s' Dark Side of the Moon. People who just liked "The Freshmen", though, probably won't give this one much time in the CD tray.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mortdog19@aol.com on August 2, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The Verve Pipe has released its' best album to date! Every song on this album is amazing. There is not a mediocre song on the album and I found it hard not to sing along with every song. The new self-titled CD has been the only thing I've listened to for the past week and I don't intend to stop anytime soon. The Verve Pipe has found a way to effectively mix slow songs, such as 'Kiss Me Idle' and 'Half a Mind' with rockin' songs such as 'Hero' and 'Generations.' 'Television' is awesome and anyone hearing the chorus would be unable to resist screaming it aloud with Brian Vanderark. Pick this album up! It will definitely be one of the best albums of all time for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Brian Vander Ark says it best..."I'm changing my direction"...because that is exactly what the Verve Pipe does on this album. It's a little harder, edgy and electronically inclined. But the fact is that, if you like this band, this is an absolute must have. The record is amazing. Brian Vander Ark has come a long way with lyrics (as well as wonderful writing by Donny Brown and AJ Dunning) and, although he did a great job on Villains, this album's stories are worded so well. Vander Ark does exactly what he set out to do which he describes oh the Verve Pipe's webpage...he says more with fewer words. The majority of the songs tend to be pretty melancholy, often about bad relationships, but it doesn't matter because the lyrics are that good. What is even more amazing is the music that empowers the lyrics. With a span of style of songs (Beatle-esque rock ballads, industrial sounding power rock, etc.) their own sound has evolved into something you can't describe, you just have to hear. The first song that struck me was their first song Hero mostly because of the amazing harmonies that I have come to love and associate with this band (ever since I heard 'What You Wanted' off of Pop Smear). It has a very distinctive sound to it that pushes categorizing music to a new level. The song following directly after 'Television' starts out with a My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult (industrial) feel and, again, breaks the barriers of category. All of the songs are layered so well putting voices in the front, then layering the mid-ground with instruments and finally pushing secondary vocals in the background. For the most part the album is layered this well throughout. It is this kind of dynamic style combined with wonderful arrangements and lyrics that have led me to put this band in the top ten of favorite bands. So as I said before, if you like this band, this is a must have album.
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