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Strange Education

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The sound of rainbows bursting through the tarmac of the big city. This is how NME described the sound of Scottish foursome the Cinematics. Like so many of the current crop of 80's influenced UK acts, the band elicits the cold, grey, stark and sometimes austere side of life in the North. Powered by tight grooves that demand movement and passionate, powerful and thoughtful vocals, the Cinematics also bring emotion and warmth. The end result is music that transcends any trends or underground niche.Their debut album A Strange Education" is a brilliant collection of dance-punk grooves and guitar interplay with lead vocalist Scott Rinning's ardent vocal delivery. In his early 20's Rinning's voice reveals a power and gravity well beyond his years. Their singles Break, and Keep Forgetting each find a place that resonates in your heart and in your mind. The stirring Human is one of those special songs that sends chills up your spine.Already too big sounding for the small club stages, the Cinematics live show is flawless. Powerful, tight and often inspirational, a Cinematics show reminds you of those special times when you saw legendary acts before the rest of the world. The current single Break will be followed by Keep Forgetting and its incredible accompanying video which sees the band in a modern version of classic French New Wave Cinema. The band is touring with Mute Math in March and April.

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"Besides having the best voice we've heard...lead singer Scott looks better than Tom Cruise and drinks better than Christian Slater." -- NME, November 2005

"The Cinematics are going to be a phenomenon." -- The Fly, March 2006

"Who not to miss at the CMJ Music Fest." -- New York Post, October 31, 2006

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Race To The City
  2. Break
  3. A Strange Education
  4. Human
  5. Chase
  6. Rise & Fall
  7. Sunday Sun
  8. Keep Forgetting
  9. Ready Now
  10. Maybe Someday
  11. Alright
  12. Asleep At The Wheel


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 6, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tvt
  • ASIN: B000M5AJUO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,966 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I recently heard The Cinematics live. They were opening for Mute Math (check them out, but not right now) in Minneapolis, and when they walked on the stage I'll bet most of the audience was thinking, "Please just get this over with so we can see Mute Math...." But then they started their set, and I present to you the progression of our collective thoughts:

-"Heh, his accent is funny."

-"Wait, they're playing now. This isn't so bad."

-"Hey, this song is cool."

-"Huh, I'm straight, but the lead singer is umm...good looking AND funny."

-"Wow, this song is awesome!"

-"Yeah!! You guys rock!"

-"Play another one!!"

-"We love you, you awesome Scottish people!"

-"No, don't go!!!"

The crowd was a bit subdued at first, but after the first couple songs, everyone realized these guys were for real, in fact, why were they even here in this little club? I suppose everyone has to start somewhere.

The lead singer has a spectacular voice, their songs are very well written, and they're a lot of fun to listen to. I'm buying their album right after writing this review (the sample clips sounded just as good as their live performance), and you should buy it too. Yes, they're that good.

Now go look up Mute Math :)
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More powerful vocals than Interpol, more quality music than much of the post punk 80s inspired alternatives, and better songs than the Strokes period, this album rocks with a post punk attitude of sensitive aggressions.

Stark landscapes are etched with much uptempo energy. While they're from Scotland they lend themselves more to that LA/NY post apocalyptic edgy dark inclinations of The National and such.

Love this album. Lacks the perkiness of Brit-pop thank you and hasn't any weak cuts.
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By Art on April 14, 2007
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Passionate with a spirit of punk and goth, almost like pre-Joshua Tree U2 at times and solo Peter Murphy at others, this is one of the best debuts to come out in ages. After an initial listen, I was ready to dismiss these guys as another in a long line of Interpol clones, but after a second attempt I was HOOKED. The closer - Asleep at the Wheel - is simply amazing; it begs to be heard loud. Can't wait to hear them live.
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When it comes to quality of songwriting, execution, and production, time will tell whether an album was truly inspired and creative, or was just part of a passing fad. This album holds up after all these years. Good work, guys.
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This album gets better with each listen. It's VERY catchy, it's incredibly emotional, the lyrics really make you feel and think, and you can play it through start to finish without skipping a single song. Not bad for a debut!

Every song is brimming with passionate lyrics, incredible vocals, insanely catchy melodies and beats, and generally all around addictive qualities. I find new things to love all the time, and I can't even pick a favorite - I'm constantly thinking "oh this is the best one" "no, this one is" "no wait... this one is!" as the album plays. There really is no weak track.

I have quite literally been unable to listen to anything else since I bought it a few weeks ago - I'll switch to something different, thinking I'll get tired of it and regret it if I overplay it, and inevitably about 3 songs later I have to switch back to the Cinematics. It's just that good.

In addition to the brilliance of the album, they put on a shockingly great live show that is dripping with passion and talent. These guys are The Real Deal. They don't disappoint in the studio, and they don't disappoint on the stage. Don't miss out - check out this disc and see them live, too, if you can. You won't regret it and might just find your new favorite band!

PS - there is also a great Beck cover (Sunday Sun) as well. I find a lot of covers are generic and boring, but this one completely stands on it's own (as does every track). Check them out!
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If you like these guys The Cinematics and Interpol then you must check out this group from K.C. called The Republic Tigers CD is called Keep Color, you will Not be let down! See them live if you can catch them.
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