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  • Audio CD (15 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: /What's Your Rupture
  • ASIN: B00BX8TZ86
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,654 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen11. No Ideas 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Caster of Worthless Spells 1:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Description

Parquet Courts released Light Up Gold in 2013, their full-length debut album. The Brooklyn-based punk rock band released Light Up Gold as a follow up to their cassette tape, American Specialties. The album was released on a larger label, What's Your Rupture? in 2013 to highly positive reviews, with a Metascore of 84/100 on Metacritic. Tracklisting: 1. Master of My Craft 2. Borrowed Time 3. Donuts Only 4. Yr No Stoner 5. Yonder is Closer to the Heart 6. Careers in Combat 7. Light Up Gold I 8. Light Up Gold II 9. N Dakota 10. Stoned and Starving 11. No Ideas 12. Caster of Worthless Spells 13. Disney P.T 14. Tears O Plenty 15. Picture of Health

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Hilton Royale on 17 Jan 2013
Format: Audio CD
GOD-DANG!!! A fantastic debut album. It should make any fan of Pavement
(and especially the "Slanted and Enchanted" album)as happy as a squirrel
in a barrel of nuts.

Maybe some of my enthusiasm for Parquet Courts is fuelled by my love for
all things Pavement, and even though songs like "Careers in combat" and
"N Dakota" could be mistaken for Malkmus compositions, Parquet Courts
are no copycats. They bring their own flavor to the table, and this
excellent collection of short and sharp songs about sex, food, drugs
and loneliness gives me some of the same excitement as hearing "is this
it?" by The Strokes for the first time.

Recommended songs: Master of my craft, Borrowed time, Yr no stoner,
Careers in combat, Stoned and starving, Disney P.T.

Some parts Pavement, some parts Wire, some parts The Spider Bags,
some parts Guided By Voices, some parts The Fall, some parts Strokes.

All parts Parquet Courts - New York City Punk Rock at its finest.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tim Gadd on 13 Feb 2013
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A lovely warm album you can listen to all the way through (remember how albums were when we were kids!) like pavement playing the strokes
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Got this CD from the US in January 2013, and it stayed in my CD player the whole year! This was the sound of 2013 for me. There is not a bad track on here, from beginning to end it is great. Instantly accessible and enjoyable, but rewarding in the long run as well. The first half is full of short, sharp slices of punk, full of hooks and pounding rhythms. The second half is more sedate, but doesn't suffer for it. The outstanding 'Stoned & Starving' is one of the best tracks ever in my opinion, while album closer 'Picture of Health' is beautifully melancholy in atmosphere. The lyrics are smart and funny, the guitars are punchy and full of reverb and feedback. If you like any sort of punk/rock/indie this album is well worth a listen.
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By Frank Bozic Jr. on 26 May 2014
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It really begins as too energy and good songs, but soeones wouldn't be part of this, I believe could be part of experimental pieces, ok, it has a lot of energy and power. Enjoy!
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Fantastic guitar band, this album is packed with fab tunes. 2013 has been a great year for new music but amongst all the excellent releases so far this is the freshest band i've heard.
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I thought the album was great . The lyric writing was very clever and bits were a bit odd and random . The sound sounded like a mix between Punk and New Wave . The guitar playing was just out of this world.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stoker on 14 May 2013
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Light up gold is a fun and energetic album, and as another reviewer on here so aptly pointed out it does indeed bring to mind the glory days of both Pavement and the Strokes, along with The Fall and The Van Pelt.

However, it really does not justify being hailed as the greatest guitar album of the decade or the band(more ridiculously)being called the new saviours of rock. It just goes to show what a dire state the indie guitar world is in when the slightest sniff of anything exciting is expected to change the face of music as we know it.
These guys are probably laughing themselves silly at such claims.

The main problem I personally have with this album (and I'm sure the hipsters will be out for my blood) is it simply runs out of steam. The second half of the album is fairly dull and low on ideas.
Perhaps it would have made for a good EP but as an album it tends to just drag.

Still, the strong tracks "Master of my Craft", "Stoned and Starving" and "Borrowed Time" are an enjoyable breath of fresh air, and at half an hour running time it's almost certainly worth a LOUD listen. Just don't expect too much.
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