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  • Audio CD (15 Feb. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Memphis Industries
  • ASIN: B002U33GU6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,108 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. In the Mirror
2. Them That Do Nothing
3. Each Time Is a New Time
4. Measure
5. Effortlessly
6. Clear Water
7. Lights Up
8. All You'd Ever Need to Say
9. Let's Write a Book
10. You and I
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. The Rest Is Noise
2. Curves of the Needle
3. Choosing Numbers
4. The Wheels Are in Place
5. First Come the Wish
6. Precious Plans
7. See You Later
8. Something Familiar
9. Share the Words
10. It's About Time

Product Description

Following a self-imposed three year hiatus Sunderland's Field Music return with a new 20 track double album. Powered, as ever, by brothers and co-front men Peter and David Brewis Field Music (Measure) is a gloriously rich LP that entwines the brother's renewed love of the rock music cannon with a rediscovery of some of pop's overlooked adventurers.

From the dissonant funk of 'Let's Write A Book' (a call to arms for the perpetually apologetic), the mutated blues of 'Each Time Is A New Time' (a riposte to misplaced faith in repetition), the chopping and splashing pop of 'Them That Do Nothing' (perhaps about a valiant willingness to make mistakes), the multilayered riffery of 'The Rest Is Noise' or the epic found-sound song cycle that starts with 'See You Later' Field Music (Measure) is the sound of one of the UK's finest bands in supreme and confident control.

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Bernard H. Christ on 17 Feb. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I've bought a few new albums in the last couple of weeks - Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer, Hot Chip - all excellent in different ways. Then this arrived 3 days ago. I haven't listened to any of the others since. I just cannot stop playing it, and each time I find a different response to it. I'm a BIG fan of the Brewis brothers and thought that the The Week That Was and School of Language albums were underrated gems. But initially, I wondered if this new Field Music outing was too dense at first, too musically complex and clever - hell, maybe even a bit too PROG. It isn't. It's got amazing songs by the bucketload, wonderful hooks and smart, brilliant songwriting. But it takes a few listens to get under your skin - and then you just keep finding more and more to love in it.

I don't think I've ever heard such an odd range of influences moulded into something that works so well. Of course there's the angular, XTC post punk that's always there in their work, but I can also hear Traffic, Fleetwood Mac, Prefab Sprout, Kate Bush, White Album era Beatles, Led Zepellin, Fairport Convention, Josef F/Orange Juice and (whisper it), yes even Peter Gabriel era Genesis too. That's not to suggest that this is a derivative album. It's absolutely its own beast, but it's made from by two guys who have a deep love and understanding of the last 40 years of rock music.

Field Music, alas, will always be an acquired taste, and I suspect this album will no more be their breakout than any other of their catalogue, but make no mistake. This their finest work, made by a band at the peak of their powers. Rarer still, it's a double album that you never feel drags and that earns every minute of its playing time. If anything, the second disc is even stronger than the first.

They've clearly put their heart and soul into this. The least you could do is lend them your ears for an hour or so.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nick on 3 Jan. 2011
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It did take a while for all the pennies to fully drop, after repeated plays, frequent dips into, but I'm finally besotted. Far removed from recent years' landfill indie and autotuned pop, this is witty, ambitious, smart, and rewarding. Characterful, quirky music's still alive and rudely healthy, within this gatefold sleeve. Oh, and it rocks, too. I love this band.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Chopper on 22 Feb. 2010
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I rarely bother to review records but felt I had to make an exception in this case. Measure is one of the very few double albums in my collection with no filler material or wasted notes. Many reviewers in the press have mentioned that this is a band that like to wear their influences - Pink Floyd, XTC and even Led Zeppelin - openly but the end result is that they have created a superb, original record that moves effortlessly between genres. This is a very early contender for the album of 2010 and one of the most creative records of the last years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tony Adams on 22 April 2010
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Hailing from the north east, this is a superb album from Field music. Make that double album. Ringing with real intelligence in their song writing, its quite unlike anything their british contemporaries are trying to achieve right now. With nothing drenched in reverb, the whole record has a clear eyed clarity that lets Field Music's undoubted musical prowess shine through. Its a joy, pure and simple
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By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Feb. 2010
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An intriguing album by Field Music comprising the brothers from Sunderland, Peter and David Brewis who finally return after a long break completing a range of side projects. Its largely a welcome return. Yet sorry to slightly rain on the parade but I have to ask a question which I suspect may be troubling other reviewers. In short is there is a better single album in here trying to get out? "Measure" is intelligent, clever, sometimes a bit prog and underpinned by excellent production. Its influences are impeccable, a bit of Beatles here, some Kinks there, throw in a dash of Supertramp, Arcade Fire and host of others

But when it comes to music for every great song like "Measure" there is a frankly average one like "In the mirror", ditto the wonderful "Precious Plans" juxtaposed with the terribly bland "Clear water".

To be fair to the Brewis Brothers its a real attempt at subverting the `quantity over quality' problem that you get with most double albums and its much better than the output of many other bands. Similarly they should be applauded for the sheer ambition here since as they say "Them who do nothing make no mistakes". Humble pie will also be fully digested and consumed if this turns out to be a real grower since its early days and it probably needs a some "deep listens". But for now this is an album which it is much easier to admire than love.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David S on 1 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
Two CDs of varied, quirky, (mostly) tuneful twists on the history of pop. Beautifully produced and played, this should be the glittering ticket to the Premier League for Field Music
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By Marchespie on 29 Dec. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I sort of agree with many of the reviews here - though the one clear influence not mentioned is 10cc. Whilst superficially well-composed and produced, I quickly tired of this album as it is so self-consicously quirky. These guys clearly have lots of talent, yet they seem to be fightened of penning a decent, direct melody. The arrangements are all well-constructed but most of the tunes are crying out for a memorable chorus or some kind of hook to draw you in - but every time you think you can hear one coming, Field Music veer off into clever, but frankly not very entertaining musical territory. And yet, it is so intelligently constructed, crisply produced and expertly played that the listener begins to suspect that they DID have melodies in their toolkit but were just too cool to use them. Frustrating - it could have been so much better.
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