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American Football

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American Football's first album showcases cleanly picked guitars, intricate drumming and sincere vocals. The band, made up ...see site for more info.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 28, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polyvinyl Records
  • ASIN: B00001T3C0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,249 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Vinyl
I first listened to this record about 5 years ago when I was 17 years old. I had little to no significant responsibilities. This was a time where I could devote hours and hours listening to music without a care in the world. A simpler time in my life. A fresh, nearly blemish-free teenage mind is a desirable commodity. I remember listening to this record in my bedroom, immersing myself in the odd time signatures, lovely guitar harmonies, and blaring trumpet solos. 'This is beautiful'.

Fast forward 5 years and I find myself coming back to this LP for the first time in a long time. I put my headphones on and am 17 again; sitting on my floor, eyes shut, mind open. Emotions effectively stirred. Nostalgia running rampant, yearning for those days; for those simpler times.

It's music like this that makes me truly grateful to be alive. Visceral human emotion showcased for anybody who cares to listen.

Listen to this album and appreciate life.
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Format: Audio CD
...so, so short." This is a beautiful cd. Coming from someone whose cd collection consists of mostly loud, abrasive, and technical music (oh, how I love you DEP), I believe it speaks for itself that this 9-song cd has managed to stay in my music rotation since I discovered this "emo" band about a year ago. That label, which I noticed has been used to describe this band in a few other reviews, does kind of a disservice to AF. I mean, it's soft, completely melodic and such...but the music is so superior to what "emo" bands today are churning out en masse. There are even trumpet parts in a couple tracks. Can you imagine anyone trying to play brass in [insert generic present-day emo band]? Heads would explode. Put it on when the lady-friend is over. She'll dig it too.
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Format: Audio CD
I was sorry when Mike Kinsella moved on to other projects. American Football was surely his best. These songs are soft spoken, but speak volumes, and are highly original. Everything here is soothing and nostalgic, "Never Meant," "For Sure," "The Summer Ends," are especially good and the music, if not the lyrics, have always reminded me oddly of childhood; old friends; little league nights; kicking a tin can down an alley when you were ten. The fade out for "Honestly?" is the longest part of the song, and reminds one of a boat floating out to sea; you wait for it to drop out of view; it's beautiful while it lasts, and you're sorry when it does. The cd is wholly thoughtful and poignant without being melancholy or maudlin, unlike my review. Soft melodies, soft harmonies, Simon & Garfunkel's "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright" is the most mainstream thing I can think of to compare American Football to. This may take a while to grab hold of you, but for your sake I hope that it will. My only regret is that I gave this four stars when I should have given it five.
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Cause that is exactly what you will eventually end up doing when listening to this record. Mike Kinsella is definately no technical Musician nor an artifical effects guru ( granted they use a lot of heavy, full and clean reverb but that is their sound) nor should he need to be. He and the rest of the group are great musicians, in their purest form. Their Music is composed of Beautiful Melodies mixed with dissonant, repetitive chord progressions and topped with enlightening arpeggios and heart-felt lyrics that any High School/College Student who has been in love can relate to. What else does a group need? In a strange comparison, this album semi-reminds me of Pink Floyd's the wall in a sense that it is so dynamc, even though the structure and sound from song to song is relatively the same, because it almost tells a story if you get into it enough. So like I said, grab your favorite smoking device, whatever you like to pack it with and relax with or with out your friends on that big old couch that you love and pop this album in. You won't regret it. Peace.
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Great album and fantastic band. This album is a great listen and does not disappoint. Many members from Cap n' Jazz are in this band and they continue most of that sound from Cap n' Jazz in this band. If you are into American Football check out some other band that have a similar sound like Dads, Dad Punchers, Joyce Manor, Owls, Snowing, Tiger Jaws, The One Up Downstairs, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, This Town Needs Guns, and Joan of Arc. The members also went on to have a band called Owen. The sound is different and it is much more of a quieter band but is still really great.
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Complex guitar, heartache stories, dynamic drums...........near perfection.

Not a fan of his later work, but this album stands shoulder to shoulder with the roller coaster album by red house painters as my favorites.
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Format: Audio CD
A slow paced album with beautiful guitar riffs, numbing lyrics, and intricate drumming. Add in time signatures most bands won't even dream of touching and you have a masterpiece that makes you want to grab a cup of coffee and stare out the window on cold winter days.
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This record was given to me by a friend who is a fan of the band. I'd never heard of them myself (I listen mostly to older music... Beatles, Can, Brian Eno, etc), but from the first listen I could tell I would like it. The musicianship is spectacular (how often do you hear songs in 7/4 on a pop record nevertheless two of them!). The cyclical patterns and intricate guitar picking make the album stand out from most pop bands, while the drumming (and ocasional trumpet solo)add to the overall ambiance. The vocals are also quite distinct and quite touching on the better tracks (especially "stay home" and "for sure" but "never meant" is also great). I'd recommend this record to anyone looking for a glimmer of hope that pop music today still has something to offer. A wonderful record...! (which leaves this listener eager for more).
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