11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Some bands are smart and some are catchy, but few put intelligence and immediacy together like The New Pornographers. Whiteout Conditions extends the band’s remarkably consistent streak, diving further into the electronic textures explored on 2014’s Brill Bruisers—a sound that's poised but playful, powerful but polite. Singer Neko Case remains a tonic, landing library-ready lines like “All the phantom, by the nose they pass, you’re on your way to dine/They call you from their hiding places on the shoulders of your chance,” as though they were casual conversation.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Some bands are smart and some are catchy, but few put intelligence and immediacy together like The New Pornographers. Whiteout Conditions extends the band’s remarkably consistent streak, diving further into the electronic textures explored on 2014’s Brill Bruisers—a sound that's poised but playful, powerful but polite. Singer Neko Case remains a tonic, landing library-ready lines like “All the phantom, by the nose they pass, you’re on your way to dine/They call you from their hiding places on the shoulders of your chance,” as though they were casual conversation.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
53 Ratings
53 Ratings
rabid shrew ,

Great album, but miss Bejar

Good solid album but it is missing one important piece. Dan Bejar. This is unfortunate as I find his 3 additions to each NP album often wind up being some my favorite tracks. I also think they help to balance out whatever vibe AC is bringing in his tracks. In this album for instance the spacey vibe begun in Brill Bruisers not only continues, but dominates the entire album in Bejar's absence .

Standout tracks for me are Play Money, Whiteout Conditions, Colosseums, Juke. All in all I think it's a good album, but without any Bejar additions I fear it falls short of the "great" mark.

mike FSU ,

new new pornographers

sounds great!!!! can’t wait for new CD

Davoire ,

NP's return!!

I can't get enough of the NP's! Smart, fun, fresh grooves from some serious artists. Really liking the progression this album continues to push with its experimentation in electronica. I'm loving 'We've Been Here Before'. On the other hand, I don't hear much of Dan Bejar's vocals in this release.

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