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All Our Favourite Stories (Deluxe Version) [Deluxe Edition]

Dog Is Dead Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (8 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B008V40IFE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,161 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Do The Right Thing 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Teenage Daughter 4:120.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Talk Through The Night 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Two Devils 4:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Hands Down 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Glockenspiel Song 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Heal It 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. River Jordan 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Any Movement 4:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Young 3:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Well 5:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Ricochet 4:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Burial Ground 6:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Talent Show 4:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. All Our Favourite Outtakes [Explicit] 5:150.79  Buy MP3 


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After a number of successful EPs, Dog is Dead recorded their debut album All Our Favourite Stories with Atlantic. The Nottingham five-piece describe their sound as a blend of indie-pop and jazz.

BBC Review

Grafting nu-folk whimsy onto the grand-scale emoting of Arcade Fire is big business in 2012, from the multi-million selling antics of Mumford & Sons and Noah and the Whale to advertisers using earnest, homespun ditties to flog everything from mobile phones to life insurance.

Latest to step into this crowded marketplace are Nottingham youngsters Dog Is Dead. The ambitious five-piece’s debut, All Our Favourite Stories, is one that Atlantic must be hoping will do even a fraction of the first-week trade that the Mumfords’ second album, Babel, managed.

Whether they ultimately catch on or not may depend largely on the public’s appetite for more of the same. While this is a confident and at times sharply written debut, there’s little to suggest that Dog Is Dead bring anything new to the table.

Rather, tracks like Teenage Daughter and the big, look-at-me harmonising of Hands Down offer hook-heavy, clinically executed takes on Win Butler’s songwriting style, with sprinkled nods to spiritual heirs like The Maccabees and Bombay Bicycle Club.

The problem is that the band seems altogether too comfortable working within this already well-worn idiom. Without the gravitas of some of their peers, the results can feel like too transparent a gesture towards festival main stages.

As such, recent single Talk Through The Night’s polite suburban angst is nice enough to secure even Ned Flanders’ approval, while Two Devils makes us wonder when teens started coming over so confoundedly wistful in song. It sounds like Cat Stevens sitting us on his lap to explain a few things about how the world works.

But Get Low and Any Movement are two of their best and least-forced sounding recordings. The former revels in a ghostly sense of space, and the latter has a stately, Simple Minds-ish sweep that suggests a maturity not generally audible elsewhere. There are nice production touches throughout, too.

Maybe this record will make Dog Is Dead stars, but it’s unlikely to make them a better band. Want the advice of an old curmudgeon? Cool your heels, lads: you might end up making something more interesting.

--Chris Roberts

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4.0 out of 5 stars Love it 19 Mar 2013
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I love this album, some of the tracks can sound a bit same-y but there are some real stand out tracks here
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant debut from an underrated band 6 Mar 2013
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After hearing "Hands Down", "Teenage Daughter" and "Glockenspiel Song", I couldn't not buy this album.
I personally find it difficult these days to find any stand out 'indie' bands, but Dog Is Dead definitely stand out to me. There is something very likeable about them, and something captivating about Robert Milton's vocals.This album is a great mix of upbeat and calm; my personal favourites are aforementioned "Hands Down", "Teenage Daughter" and "Talk Through The Night"... Many of the songs remind me of relaxing summer evenings spent with friends. Just great to wind down to. Although I find it hard to compare them to anyone, I'd recommend this for fans of Two Door Cinema Club and Bombay Bicycle Club.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Nottingham based band! 20 Feb 2014
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Quality album from beginning to end! I can only see this band getting better and better with age and maturity!!
Favourite songs: Do The Right Thing, Heal It and Hands Down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this!! 12 Aug 2013
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I bought this album after seeing them play live. Fantastic album which makes these summer days that little bit more sunny!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have album 21 Jun 2013
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Top, top album, this band should and probably will be massive - you need to buy this album now - you heard it here first...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A bit samey 6 May 2013
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I really really enjoyed this album, however I do still have difficulty distinguishing one song from another. Saying this though, it's really quite happy, and makes you feel good about yourself just for listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars its such a good album 27 Feb 2013
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I thoroughly recommend it if you like bands like the arctic monkeys or the killers, I couldn't stop listening to it :)
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After 5 years of hard graft the DIDs have come out with a fresh sound based on harmonies, good tunes and drawing on 60s aspects. It is not a hugely energetic affair & is basically a series of quasi-ballads coupled to great rhythms, bass & drum, & fine lyrics. Takes us from summer sounds to a gloomy failed view of life & love. Opener 'Get Low' is all of these & there is an attractive vocal from Rob Milton with some cutting lyrics "A fear of the dark is a walk in the park when you're wasted". 'Do The Right Thing' is slightly faster & with probably the most magnetic effect here "She said we are all just puzzle pieces in denial" with a beautiful 5 part Association type vocal combination. 'Teenage Daughter' is back to a slower chapter "and I get used to it" with again those harmonies. 'Talk Through The Night' was the first single lifted "me & my friends are going to talk through the night" and even if not cutting edge is a fine piece (there is a really great mix by Disco Biscuit which is the flip of the fine 7" vinyl). 'Two Devils' is more of an acoustic number with various time changes plus again nice vocals. 'Hands Down' "I know that the devil is not far & is testing us"...."Darling I'm telling you hands down" and so far the highlight with rousing beautiful harmonies. 'Glockenspiel Song' is their live favourite, and though boasting some great vocals then initially was not necessarily my favourite, but then it grows "We are a mess, we are failures and we love it" with some fine sax injected. 'Heal It' is another great one "if it can break then we can heal it". 'River Jordan' "Take yourself a pretty girl & take her home tonight" is probably the most energetic here with also interesting lyrical aspects. Read more ›
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