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Does You Inspire You


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  • Audio CD (3 Nov 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Kanine
  • ASIN: B001EAWN8C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,909 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Garbage
2. Planet Health
3. Earwig Town
4. Bruises
5. Somewhere Around Here
6. Evident Utensil
7. Territory
8. Make Your Mind Up
9. Don't Give A Damn
10. Chameleon Closet
11. Ceiling Wax

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Product Description

Features the song 'Bruises' as used in the new IPOD Nano TV advert (September 2008).

Being loved by two of America's hottest bands is no mean feat and in this case wholly deserved. Chairlift formed in 2006 to make music for haunted houses and by 2007 were living in Brooklyn and playing shows with MGMT, Yeasayer and Mixel Pixel amongst others. Merging their Colorado roots with their new urban surroundings, the Chairlift sound developed into a hypnotic, yet tongue-in-cheek style of synth-pop. Their first single for Kanine `Evident Utensil' received massive critical acclaim including `The best single from a Brooklyn band since like TV on The Radio or something", or "just as at home in a David Lynch film as in the aisles of a supermarket"

The band artfully fuses whimsical electro-pop with folk and tasteful psychedelic imagery.
Fresh off a full tour with Ariel Pink, they're about to hit the road again this November for a full UK tour.

Review

"Equally away with the fairies are electro trio Chairlift...they have a spooky Twin Peaks boogie side" -- NME, 2008

"Does You Inspire You, is another classic American debut, up there with Fleet Foxes and Yeasayer. It's also impossible to pin down: writers have noted the influence of mainstream 1980s pop, folktronica, Art of Noise and the Cure. You could throw in Jefferson Airplane, psychedelia, Julee Cruise, the Velvet Underground and Nico, and even Aneka's playful 1981 one-hit wonder Japanese Boy" -- The Guardian, 2008

"Electro-popsters Chairlift have crafted one of the quirkiest jewels of the year in their debut album" -- METR0, 2008

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Boof on 25 Nov 2008
Format: Audio CD
Like a lot of people I discovered Chairlift when their song 'Bruises' was used on an ipod advert. I laid my hands on a promo copy of the album by chance while working for a media company. Anyway, this record is absolutely brilliant, there's so more to them than what you get from 'Bruises', which is ace anyway. Some of it's totally random, like 'Planet Health', and others are stupidly infectious, like 'Evident Utensil'. But it's all great, a kind of mix of lo-fi pop and folk. The only thing I can advise is that you buy this album!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Oatsosimple on 6 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
I don't watch TV and I don't listen to the radio so I don't know all the fuss about bruises. I picked up this album in a charity shop and was impressed by the contents of the album as a whole. I actually dislike Bruises - too simple and plain. But it's a good album. It's the sort of CD I'll put on from start to finish and sits nicely in the background but it can be engaging too. Very eclectic and nicely inventive. I really like 'Le flying saucer hat' which is good fun. It sounds to me like they like their French music too. I get hints of Air from some of harmonies and arrangements - but only in places.

Most of all, this album is worth it for the last two tracks on this album which are sublime - especially Chameleon Closet.

Overall very good. I recommend this album.
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The first album from Brooklyn trio Chairlift (Horrid name; only one up from Bedbath) is something of a mixed bag.

On the plus side, this record shows enormous promise. There are great songs here, from the irresistible pop nous of Evident Utensil to slower burners like Planet Health and Territory. Then there are songs that don't sound like much on first listening but really grow on you (Earwig Town and Somewhere Around Here spring to mind).

There's also a serious dose of pure charm, a combination of Caroline Polachek's cute, French-tinged vocals and the darkly childlike surrealism of many of their lyrics ("In the dark, it waits for you," she croons menacingly on low-key opener Garbage, and later in Earwig Town, the eponymous insects "Crawl in your left ear, lay their eggs, come out the right").

Add to this a song so adorable you just want to give it a hug (Bruises) and you have a great start to what should be a blinding first full-length release. Unfortunately, the second half lets it down.

Make Your Mind Up is a tedious drone of a song, which tries to make up for its lack of a tune with an annoying shouty chorus. Don't Give A Damn is a flat and unsuccessful attempt at Country, and the album closes with not one, but two songs that are barely more than instrumentals-with-murmuring, and are barely worth the bother of listening to at all.

This is annoying, as I would have loved to give this very likeable album four or five stars. One, possibly two more songs of the calibre of Planet Health, Territory or especially Bruises, and we could be listening to a great debut as opposed to what is merely a promising one.

Having said that, promising it remains, and I'll look forward with great interest to whatever they do next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Jack on 2 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
You may recognize one the song "Bruises" (I Tried to Do Handstands for You) from this album that was featured in an Apple iPod Nano advert. This is a great debut album from a up and coming band, there are other great songs of this album, but Bruises is a personal favourite!
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By Naan88 on 9 Feb 2013
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Nothing compared to their second album, "Something". There are a few good songs and my opinion improved after a few listens, but still it's not one of my favourites. The songs are just not interesting. They are nicely produced but if you don't have a good song to work on, no matter how much you work on it, it will never be really good.
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