Trampoline

March 4, 2008 | Format: MP3

$5.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 4, 2008
  • Release Date: March 4, 2008
  • Label: Drive Thru Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Drive Thru Records
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  • Total Length: 52:43
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  • ASIN: B0014L9ELU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,866 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Feinberg on March 15, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Trampoline is a really intriguing album because it definitely divides the fan base of a band so definitively rooted in jam-band culture and folk-rock- this is Jack Antonoff's pop album and one needs look no further than "Alone on the Sea" to see that Jack was listening to a solid amount of Arcade Fire.

So Jack's vocal style and song writing style have shape shifted to a simpler, Beatles-style attempt at writing a great pop album (with some hints of the folk-rock that Steel Train did so well on Twilight Tales). The results are pretty average, and the blame lies solely on Jack. This man is absolutely fantastic at playing guitar. Why does everything have to be so simple? Jack rarely rips it on this album, preferring to stay in the background of most songs... if your favorite writer decided to write a little bit less and keep it all a bit more streamlined for the sake of making it easier to read, I think you'd be pissed off and that's how I feel when I listen to Trampoline.

Overall, this isn't a bad album- Firecracker is a really awesome song, Diamonds in the Sky is an incredible pop tune, and Leave You Travelling and Women I Belong To both remind me a little bit of Twilight Tales. But regardless, Steel Train does not deserve to be lauded for this album because they waste the talent that they have and choose instead to sound simpler to appeal to a broader audience.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Klein on October 29, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Steel Train's Trampoline is hands down my favorite album of 2007. Although it deals with the same topics as the band's previous release, Twilight Tales From the Prairies of the Sun, it does so with more cheerful melodies and catchier lyrics. Trampoline's upbeat tunes lift the listener into its energy. It's impossible to listen to this album without being drawn into some sort of outward expression of the music. I listen to it as I run everyday and it gives me just the energy I need. Trampoline isn't an album that you'll get sick of anytime soon. My favorite tracks are "I Feel Weird," "Black Eye," "Kill Monsters in the Rain," "Firecracker," and "Alone on the Sea."
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By Rebecca A. Hoffman on November 2, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I first heard of Steel Train almost four years ago when I saw them open for The Hush Sound. At the show they were wild, crazy, and fun. I couldn't help but love a band that covered Mamma Mia and had no qualm's about it. Further, we hit it off at the merch stand when I found out they were from New Jersey and grew up, practically, in my dad's backyard.
I bought their album Trampoline at the show and proceeded to listen to it non-stop for the next two years. When it comes to the list of albums that changed my life, Trampoline is definitely on there.
This gem is a mash up of inspirations from so many great albums and artists, with the boys getting their biggest inspirations from the big man himself, Bruce Springsteen.
Of course, what do you expect from a band that's from New Jersey? Trampoline starts out with a song that's fun to dance and jump around to. I Feel Weird was the first single and it's so fantastic, hitting on things that affected Jack personally, ie: the 9/11 attacks.
The boys weave a story through music that is beautiful and heart wrenching. You can hear Jack's pain in "Alone on the Sea," and you can hear something tragically beautiful in the song "Dakota."
This is an album that everyone should hear at least once in their life. It's gorgeous and amazing. You won't be disappointed.
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Format: Audio CD
Steel Train are back with their new album "Trampoline" which is guaranteed to turn a few heads this time around. This album blew me away. "Trampoline" is a record that I was not expecting from this band. I couldn't believe it was the same band that put out 2005's "Twilight Tales from the Prairies of the Sun." Their sound has changed from an incredibly mellow-folk to flashy, in-your-face upbeat indie pop rock with vocals similar to The Arcade Fire. The CD starts off incredibly strong. The third track, "Kill Monsters in the Rain," is by far my favorite of the album. It has that traditional folk sound that older Steel Train fans have come to love. The rhythmic and melodic song has everything going for it, from strong chords to tight vocals and fun lyrics; this song is the breakaway hit of the album. "Along in the Sea" is an indie pop gem which shows just how bright the band can shine. Overall, "Trampoline" is a solid disc with great hooks and fantastic guitar work. In addition, Steel Train's live show is not to be missed. Be sure to catch them on tour this fall with Socratic, Ace Enders and Kevin Devine.
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The Steel Train has arrived at the station, and finally, it has arrived on time. With what may be an unprecedented concoction of indie, folk, and pop-desirability, Trampoline, Steel Train's sophomore release, begs any listener who comes its way to be devoured, spat out, and devoured all over again. However, when I first learned Steel Train was working on a new album, I didn't expect to hear a track-listing so radically different from that which is on their freshman release. For while their EPs and subsequent full-length, Twilight Tales from the Prairies of the Sun were more than good, causing many a critic to step back and listen once more, there was a critical element missing which leaved me unbalanced and marginally unsatisfied. Apparently, my sentiments came across loud and clear, for not only does Steel Train manage to avoid the deep, dark pit of Sophomore Slump Land, Trampoline is sure to be a forerunner in the unofficial race for the ever-popular Top Albums of 2007 list, including mine.
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