David Comes to Life
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||Let Her Rest||Fucked Up||3:22||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Queen of Hearts||Fucked Up||4:36||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Under My Nose||Fucked Up||3:28||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Other Shoe||Fucked Up||4:56||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Turn the Season||Fucked Up||4:01||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Running On Nothing||Fucked Up||4:46||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Remember My Name||Fucked Up||5:09||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||A Slanted Tone||Fucked Up||3:39||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Serve Me Right||Fucked Up||3:48||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Truth I Know||Fucked Up||4:33||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Life In Paper||Fucked Up||4:38||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Ship of Fools||Fucked Up||4:02||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||A Little Death||Fucked Up||4:35||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||I Was There||Fucked Up||3:18||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Inside a Frame||Fucked Up||4:17||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Recursive Girl||Fucked Up||3:34||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||One More Night||Fucked Up||5:36||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Lights Go Up||Fucked Up||5:29||£0.79||View In iTunes|
Toronto’s Fucked Up are stars of the current punk-without-a-hyphen scene. Following widespread praise for 2008’s Polaris Prize-winning Chemistry of Common Life, the band took a surprise turn and wrote a punk-rock opera. The narrative of David Comes to Life is not easy to follow, but the love story (with notes of political activism, we think) requires female vocals, and hearing singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle and Cults’ Madeline Follin chirruping between the bruising guitars, brutal drums and steel wool vocals of Damien Abraham (a.k.a. Pink Eyes) is but one of the record’s charms. Picking a track is not easy, but try “Serve Me Right” for a sample of the thick guitar hookage that is at the core of the band and this effort: it’s a ridiculous amount of sound, expertly pressed into an aural sandwich of tasty layers — like a super meaty, fat-dripping panini ... but better. Kudos to producer Shane Stonebeck for wrestling something that approaches excess into something that is not only palatable, but is pretty much a joy to listen to.
25 plays in the two weeks since release and this for me is easily the best album I have heard this year... Superb no other word for it.
The best rock album of the year just brilliant gets better and better with each play.
Outstanding album! well worth a download
Formed: 2001 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: '00s, '10s