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Nada Surf Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Nada Surf has been a band for 10 years — longer than most of their living peers have been out of a car seat. If you know your stuff, you know the story. If you don’t, here it is. We begin where all good things outside of Seattle do — in NYC:

Matthew Caws and Daniel Lorca met in high school and play around the city in a few short-lived bands, eventually forming a trio ... Read more in Amazon's Nada Surf Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (5 Feb 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Barsuk
  • ASIN: B0011HF60U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 422,091 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. See These Bones
2. Whose Authority
3. Beautiful Beat
4. Here Goes Something
5. Weightless
6. Are You Lightning?
7. I Like What You Say
8. From Now On
9. Ice On the Wing
10. The Fox
11. The Film Did Not Go 'Round

Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Let Go is one of my favourite albums, and I've kept an eye on Nada Surf since. The Weight is a Gift didn't quite match expectations, so I had high hopes for Lucky.
'See These Bones' is a great opener that ends with a three-way overlapping melody that sets the bar very high in the catchy stakes. 'Beautiful Beat' matches it for pop brilliance.
Elsewhere, 'The Fox' nicks Peter Buck's effects pedal circa Monster for some fuzzy distortion and a song that unfolds with repeated listens. 'Are You Lightning' and 'Weightless' also need to be heard a couple of times to really get them.
In all, those hopes are vindicated in part - this falls somewhere between the last two albums. There are some great songs, some more experimental directions, but nothing that really caught my attention the way Let Go did.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
It's an unfair comparision maybe, Let Go Nada Surf's third proper album was sensational and they have now followed it with two albums which get nowhere near that level of consistent songwriting masterclass. However like The Weight is a Gift (their 4th album) Lucky does have a couple of comparable songs and on this occasion an album that feels more rounded than TWIAG.

The album opens with See These Bones, a song which has been available for download and streaming for a few months now. It is a great song but does feel rather awkward as an opener.

Whose Authority is next and will be a single. This feels very much like a TWIAG direction song albeit in a good way. Insanely catchy, an almost perfect three minute pop song.

Beautiful Beat takes a few listens but does eventually get inside your head. Neither a rocker or a ballad in my opinion, it floats along quite nicely without really reaching any great heights.

Here Goes Something is a slight tune, played mainly with acoustic guitar with Matthew Caws vocals very high in the mix. Once again, pleasant enough without really showing too much ambition.

Weightless is perhaps the one song to really sit up and take note of. On initial listens it didn't blow me away but the more I took in, the better it got. Guitars crash alongside a brilliant vocal. Some people have said this recaptures Nada Surf's early sounds from the mid 90's, but I don't necessarily agree. It is just a brilliant song. The middle vocal part with voice and a quiet backing is just awesome and then kicks in again. I defy anybody to not be blown away by this song.

Are You Lightning is another slight tune with a country feel to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lucky for us 4 July 2011
Format:MP3 Download
I have been following Nada Surf for some time.The band has grown up and the energetic rawness of their earlier stuff (much of it good I might add) has been replaced with a smoother sound with smoother vocals. The band has evolved and this is their best and most consistent composition to date. Not a bad song on the album. See These bones and Beatiful Beat (Police like) are instant smashes with the listener but the stand out song for me is "Are you Lighning" which smootches at a slower pace but is one you will want to join in with at the end and hear again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It took a while to sink in 28 July 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I got this album as soon as it came out, the first time I listened to it, I didn't think the songs were as good as the first few off of 'The Weight Was A Gift'. A year or so after getting the CD I threw it on and listened to it. I really like it now, it's grown on me. I just had to listen to the album all the way through properly a few times.
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