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Dog Problems [CD]

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  • Audio CD (2 Nov 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,900 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Matches
2. I'm Actual
3. Time Bomb
4. She Doesn't Get It
5. Pick Me Up
6. Dog Problems
7. Oceans
8. Dead End
9. Snails
10. The Compromise
11. Inches And Falling
12. If Work Permits

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Belated UK release of the second album by the US cult band. Frontman Nate Ruess is now part of the up and coming act Fun, who have just released their debut album, Aim And Ignite, in N. America.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A simply brilliant pop album! 4 Feb 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a truly great record. But let me qualify that. Of course, not everyone will love it. Not everyone likes pop music. But if you've ever sung along with The Beatles or The Beach Boys, The Shins or Of Montreal, Red Kross or Phoenix, Harry Nilsson or Randy Newman, I think I can safely say you're going to drown in this record. It will re-structure your brain.

Being a bit less vague and arty-farty now, what does it actually sound like? Well, I'd call it power-pop. That's a big genre, containing artists as diverse as Todd Rundgren and The New Pornographers, The Magic Numbers and Ben Folds.

What sums up the album for me is 'Inches And Falling.' I love the optimism of this song. After the battering we've gone through, this song is a marvellous liberation, a declaration of rebellion against the tyranny of misery.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pop perfection 2 Dec 2012
By nicks
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
this is the best cd I have bought for years - utterly brilliant, these boys are just so talented. vocally and musically streets ahead of anything else!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dog Problems 27 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
I wouldn't be able to describe this album as happy or sad. On the one hand the songs are for the most part upbeat, original songs, but the lyrics suggest darker derivations.

The album is written after a break up and as you listen to it you are taken on a journey through the different stages of depression, denial, anger and eventually retribution. That's not to say that the album must be listened to as a complete package, as any song taken out of context is still a strong, stand-alone track.

This is an album I can listen to when I'm in a great mood, or when I'm feeling down. One of the albums I am truly glad I own and recommend to all. After listening, you too will be sad the Format are no longer making music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars get it now 11 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
all original songs, amazing vocals, listening to it over and over, well worth buying, all their music is great, big fan.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb. 12 July 2006
By J. T. Nite - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
In the second track of "Dog Problems," singer Nate Reuss asks us a question, while Beach-Boys-esque harmonies swirl behind him: "Can we take the next hour and talk about me?" It's a question and a challenge -- in the world of mp3s and single-serving music, are you willing to commit to an album that's meant to be enjoyed as a whole?

If you are, you'll be rewarded with an intricate, satisfying collection of songs that make a coherent whole, but are individually catchy as well. Nate hasn't lost any of his gift for writing the perfect lyric, as noted in an earlier review, and his voice is, if anything, more powerful than before.

The song arrangements take some getting used to. My first listen, I thought they were overproduced -- too many horns, too much harmony -- but on repeated listens, what seemed overly complicated was just agreeably complex. Nate's voice never gets lost in the shuffle, and the tune remains the driving force.

This is an album to listen to in its entirety, then listen again through good speakers, then again through headphones, then again and again. I'm still hearing surprises on my fifteenth or sixteenth go-round. From the Queen-influenced title track to the Mountain Goats-esque "If Work Permits," this is one CD you'll come back to over and over again.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars buy this now. 16 Nov 2006
By kt burrr - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
i was first introduced to this wonderful band about three years ago when they toured with dashboard confessional. Their first full length album, Interventions and Lullabies, was also awesome...but they've grown up a lot since then. After being dropped from their record label (twice) they are still thriving and releasing great material. They describe their most recent effort as "desert pop" and i totally agree. It features great use of instrumentals that really captivate the listener. This album hasn't left my car stereo since i bought it during the summer. I recomend this album to any fan of the pop genre and all good music in general. It is totally catchy and has the sort of sound that you are pleased to have stuck in your head 24/7. They've also just released an i-tunes exclusive ep that you should be sure to check out! It is a live recording from their 'dog days of summer' tour. I was lucky enough to catch the tour and also to see the guys again two weeks ago in their current supporting tour 'tournado.' These guys will be tour in the spring sooo be sure to catch them there too. You won't be sorry you've invested in such an amazing album...
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Problems with this CD 3 Jan 2007
By Bonafide Rarity - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I heard one song from this CD and decided to buy it - I was not disappointed. It's hard to describe the style of the Format because they hit so many different types of song with some folksy guitar-based songs and some that resemble circus music. All in all, it's an unexpected delight and a light, enjoyable listening experience.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I wouldn't call it a sophomore slump" 12 July 2006
By Nash Tovi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I remember when I first heard their last album and I thought whoa Nate's voice is extremley annoying and high pitched. Boy was I wrong. After giving their first album a few listens I was hooked. Their song "The First Single" was the catchiest tune I heard since NFG's "My Friends Over You." My favorite song off their first album had to be "On Your Porch." I still listen to it religiously.

Fast forward a couple of years, and they release two EPs (Snails and The Street Team EPs) and start releasing a lot of new material for our listening pleasure. This is one thing I love about this band. They aren't so secretive about their music and the recording process, on the other hand my favorite band of all time, Brand New is a completely different story. Been waiting on their new album for almost 3 years.

About a month and half or so back I get news that their new album has leaked. That same day they released a digital download of the whole album for 8 bucks or so. I bought it from them and its yet to get any rest in the car, on the computer or ipod. I'm in love with the new album. I just bought the hard copy today. Love the artwork.

On to the album. I usually listen to the album from top to bottom because their aren't really any filler tracks and each one has something new I discover with each listen. A few of my favorite tracks have to be "She Doesn't Get It" "Dog Problems" "Oceans" and "If Work Permits". You'll get lost in he ohhhh's, horns and laaaaas.

Some lyrics I really enjoy are

"why am i scared of people in a room?

why cant they see a good time are the people close to you?

why dont i just give in, have a drink and shake some hands?

why am i scarred from what she did to me?

why cant i trust the only one who's yet to believe?

why dont i just give in, have a drink and shake some hands?"

track- oceans

"boys in swooping haircuts are bringing me down,

taking pictures of themselves, oh.

boys in swooping haircuts you know who you are"

track- dog problems

"Suddenly between sheets and eyelids, I am reminded why I don't do this.

I fall in love far too quickly,

I never want her to forget me."

track- she doesn't get it

"sometimes, when sailors are sailing

they think twice, about where theyre anchoring

and i think, i could make better time of my time on land

ill drink less

cause lord knows i could use a warm kiss

instead of a cold goodbye"

track- if work permits

"Life is not a play, it's what we

Make of the people we love."

track- snails

a must buy! great guys, amazing music.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely love it, and I can't stop listening 2 Dec 2006
By Laura L. Wetter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am a HUGE fan of music and listen to many different

styles and artists for much of the day while I work,

every day. This band may not be for everyone, simply

because they are different than what you are used to.

However, I love this cd enough to comment and leave

a review, saying how much I love this cd. I am so happy

I discovered them, thanks to a friend, who also loves them.

I classify it as alternative. Not pop.
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