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2006 album from the long-standing Canadian Alternative band, currently celebrating 20 years as a recording act! Produced by Bob Rock (producer to the stars as well as a former member of Canadian Pop bands Payolas and Rock & Hyde). 11 tracks including 'The Lonely End Of The Rink', 'The Kids Don't Get It' and more. Universal.

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With 11 consistent studio records under their belt, it is unlikely that the Tragically Hip would do anything to sonically surprise their fans. Truth is, the group has never swayed from their agenda of creating lyrically intelligent, melodic classic rock for the 21st century. World Container provides exactly that, and accomplishes it with a vibrancy that proves that a band who has been together for 23 years can still create affecting and entertaining music for the Canadian masses. Most of the noteworthy changes are subtle in nature; guitarist Paul Langois seems to have brought in sounds from a few of his heroes into the studio, from the Police-affected reggae in "The Lonely End of the Rink" to the Edge-esque resonance of "Luv(sic)." The band has also incorporated piano into a few numbers, most noticeably during "Pretend," a rare love-ballad. For a group who has spent decades avoiding songs that overtly follow the topic of love, the track is quite beautiful, and frontman Gord Downie's vocals soar within it. Romance aside, Downie is up to his usual tricks, yowling and chatting to himself in "The Kids Don't Get It" and "The Drop Off"--both of which contain wide-lunged, ringing choruses that will undoubtedly turn into onstage highlights. To quote Radiohead, you'll find "no alarms and no surprises" on World Container, just more of the same blues-affected music from Canada's long-reigning kings of rock. --Denise Sheppard

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  • Audio CD (March 6, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Fontana Universal
  • ASIN: B000IU39JG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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The end is highlighted with songs like the feverishly paced The Drop Off where Gord's voice seriously raises the intensity of the album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 7, 2006
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If you've ever loved a Hip album, you'll love this one too. If you've never loved a Hip album, you may love this one because it is a bit different.

Like most Hip fans, I've become so infatuated with the music and the stories that anything the boys do is pretty much alright with me. The main difference here it that Bob Rock has made his mark on the sound - mainly due to the keyboards. Still, there's no mistaking that this is authentic Hip stuff. At least 4 and maybe even 5 of these songs are destined to become core concert material. You can just feel the high-power stadium potential pulsing from Lonely End Of The Rink, The Kids Don't Get It and The Drop Off just to name a few.

On the downside, I find the keyboards a bit of a turn off - too Journey circa 1985 - but it hasn't stoped me from listening to this disk over and over again which is the real test I suppose.

If you're interested enough in the band to read this far into the review, you may as well go ahead and buy the CD now; its only going to be a matter of time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kurse on April 4, 2007
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An outstanding album finally released in the states. World Container starts off moving at a solid pace in "Yer Not the Ocean" and does not let up. The band certainly has progressed since their Road Apples and Fully Completely days. Songs such as The Lonely End of the Rink have instrumentals that sound like they just came out of a Killer's album, not the hip. But it still works!!!

The middle of the CD with tracks such as Luv (sic) and In View keep everyone's head in the room happily bobbing to the beat.

The end is highlighted with songs like the feverishly paced The Drop Off where Gord's voice seriously raises the intensity of the album. The title track, World Container may be considered this generation's "Piano Man" if only it were a minute or two longer. Truly an epic Hip song.

Overall, excellent. Why are you reading this and not clicking "Add to Cart?"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wade Tomlin on April 10, 2007
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Following The Tragically Hip for the last few years has been following a sinking ship. Seemingly entering the twilight of their career, remembering better records and more of the moment releases was the common feeling when listening to Music at Work, In Violet Light and In Between Evolution. Good albums, but not the bands best nor inspiring in the ways of previous records.

World Container reveals what was missing from the last few Hip albums, boldness. Great Hip records of the past were a continuing expansion of the group's hard-rock sound. Something tells me Gord Downie and company didn't know how their fans would respond to Day for Night or Trouble at the Henhouse, but were more interested in continually pushing the envelope of their style. That Hip shows-up on World Container as the songs show a willingness to further move the band forward with their blues based guitar rock.

Songs such as The Kids Don't Get It reveal this new energy as a previously unheard affection for The Police shows up with the reggae based guitar hooks from the 80's icons put front and center. Now don't mistake this record as a dance record, but it is decidedly more upbeat with the music, and possibly the band, having more of what we call fun. Bob Rock's inclusion as producer insures the record isn't shy about hooks and choruses, but the biggest plus Rock brings to the proceedings is his additional dashes on top of the proven, and in Canada anyway overplayed, core Hip sound. In View is a good example of this as the addition of some keyboard over this toe tapping rocker creates one of the Hip's catchiest songs ever. Yer Not The Ocean also benefits from some piano thrown into the mix allowing the song to seem like a familiar Hip song while still sounding fresh.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Allan MacInnis on November 9, 2006
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Indeed: this is the best Hip album in years; there are songs here as strong as anything else the band has written -- I'd put "The Drop Off" up against pretty much any song that the band has penned since "Nautical Disaster," anyhow. I didn't like their previous disc, In Between Evolution, at all -- it sounded like the band were wandering lost, repeating themselves; Bob Rock appears to have whipped'em into intense focus. Tho' there is a bit of filler-feeling stuff (I haven't learned to love "Luv (sic)" yet, f'rinstance), I'd agree that this is their strongest release since Phantom Power; and damn, seeing these guys live is a phenomenal experience -- tho' "The Kids Don't Get It" is an odd and provocative experience indeed in the concert hall!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wade Tomlin on April 9, 2007
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Following The Tragically Hip for the last few years has been following a sinking ship. Seemingly entering the twilight of their career, remembering better records and more of the moment releases was the common feeling when listening to Music at Work, In Violet Light and In Between Evolution. Good albums, but not the bands best nor inspiring in the ways of previous records.

World Container reveals what was missing from the last few Hip albums, boldness. Great Hip records of the past were a continuing expansion of the group's hard-rock sound. Something tells me Gord Downie and company didn't know how their fans would respond to Day for Night or Trouble at the Henhouse, but were more interested in continually pushing the envelope of their style. That Hip shows-up on World Container as the songs show a willingness to further move the band forward with their blues based guitar rock.

Songs such as The Kids Don't Get It reveal this new energy as a previously unheard affection for The Police shows up with the reggae based guitar hooks from the 80's icons put front and center. Now don't mistake this record as a dance record, but it is decidedly more upbeat with the music, and possibly the band, having more of what we call fun. Bob Rock's inclusion as producer insures the record isn't shy about hooks and choruses, but the biggest plus Rock brings to the proceedings is his additional dashes on top of the proven, and in Canada anyway overplayed, core Hip sound. In View is a good example of this as the addition of some keyboard over this toe tapping rocker creates one of the Hip's catchiest songs ever. Yer Not The Ocean also benefits from some piano thrown into the mix allowing the song to seem like a familiar Hip song while still sounding fresh.
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The best HIP album in 10 years!
Why the hell is this album not being release in the USA anytime soon?!?!? Its gonna take several months to purchase it here as stated by THEHIP.com. Very angry at this!!! I need my World Container!!
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Why Aren't These Guys HUGE in the US??
With U.S. radio the way it now [90% of it owned by Clear Channel] , U.S. records companies only push U.S. acts at U.S. radio stations. There are no more real DJ's any more as it is all programed with radio play going to the highest bidder. Payola is no longer illegal.

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