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Mission Control [CD]

The Whigs Audio CD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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For their fifth album, the Athens-bred/Nashville-based power trio the Whigs wanted to find the exact midpoint between raw and rehearsed. After more than a decade together—during which they’ve released four critically lauded studio albums and toured constantly as either headliners or openers for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers, Kings of Leon, and MGMT—the three members all ... Read more in Amazon's The Whigs Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (9 Jun 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ato
  • ASIN: B00110K5XK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,194 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Like A Vibration
2. Production City
3. I Never Want To Go Home
4. Right Hand On My Heart
5. Sleep Sunshine
6. 1,000 Wives
7. Hot Bed
8. Already Young
9. I Got Ideas
10. Need You Need You
11. Mission Control

Product Description

The Whigs
Mission Control

1. Like a vibration 2:34
2. Production city 3:01
3. I never want to go home 2:49
4. Right hand on my heart 4:14
5. Sleep sunshine 4:26
6. 1000 wives 3:10
7. Hot bed 3:05
8. Already young 3:17
9. I got ideas 3:25
10. Need you need you 2:44
11. Mission control 4:33

Mixed By Doug Boehm and Rob Schnapf
Produced By Rob Schnapf

Format: CD, Album, Digipak, FOC (aufklappbar)
Label: ATO Records
Bestell-Nr./Catalog#: 88088-21611-2 / ATO0051
VÖ/Released: 18.09.09
© 2008
Land/Country: EU
Interpret/Artist: The Whigs
Titel/Title: Mission Control
EAN/UPC: 880882161125


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3.0 out of 5 stars (Not) Too good to be forgotten 1 July 2008
Format:Audio CD|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Despite the previous reviewer's rather harsh comments about the South Coast (I grew up there and it's gorgeous!) I have to agree with their analysis of this album. Not to be confused with Soul-influenced 90s American band Afghan Whigs, these cutely named MOR rockers are pretty bland and are probably destined to be forgotten in a few years' time. Having said that the album has some style, evidenced by the opening track Like a Vibration, which has a brash energy that offers some hope for future releases. The rest however, does tend to fade into the background somewhat, and like their (possible) influences The Hives they are in danger of delivering substantially less than they first promised.
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5.0 out of 5 stars its a hit ! 4 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
i bought this album following seeing the whigs at the london o2 arena this week. they were the supporting band for the kings of leon.
the music live was excellent so i had to buy the album and its great. this group are not recognised enough.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A new one on me, but a good 'un... 19 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
The Whigs were a new band to me, until I checked 'em out via Amazon Vine. What I heard was some strong, melodic, guitar-based indie-rock music that improves with successive plays. Highly enjoyable, and worth checking out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not bad 24 Dec 2008
By S
Format:Audio CD|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Not the best album in the world. In places it is musically poor, and has rather annoying vocals, howvere there are a couple of really good tracks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Familiar Mission 2 Sep 2008
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This is a lively album, which despite its USA origins often sounds very British, often reminiscent of late 1970s punk & new wave but with individual tracks sounding more like Oasis, early Idlewild, and a bit of Kaiser Chiefs and other popular British Indie. The tracks are short, fun and full of energy with some good melodies despite the limited range that can be produced with their strict adhesion to bass, guitar, drums and vocals. The bands biggest problem is a lack of identity. Each track sounds great but puts you in mind of someone elses material (as outlined above) so I fear they will struggle to get a dedicated audience. However, it will be interesting to see if they can develop from here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Whig Out !! 21 Aug 2008
By Tramps like us VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Athens Georgia has been the birthplace of many a band - REM and the B52s being the most notable. To that list you can now add the Whigs. Although they will probably not reach the heights of fame of their state siblings the Whigs are a perfectly adequate rock band. The strongest tracks - to my ears anyway were the opener - "Like a Vibration" which is a good rocker reminding me very much of Iggy and the Stooges and "Hot Bed" which is another good time hook happy song.
It seems that the band have taken a lot of influence not only from late 70s English punk but also from the British invasion of the early 60s and I can definitely hear a Beatles influence on tracks like "Sleep Sunshine".
I enjoyed the album - it's by no means a classic but very listenable.
It is quite a short album at 37 minutes which is a shame. If my iPod hadn't given up the ghost i would have reviewed this sooner but having to go back and listen to it again was not an arduous task - if you weren't that keen on first listen go back and have another try as it does repay repeated listening.
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3.0 out of 5 stars More of the same for your music collection 21 Aug 2008
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I actually quite liked this album, but you're expecting something else from the title? Well this is a.n.other of a long line of riffy, soft rock-ish, Indie type bands who can beat out a decent tune, but never rouse you beyond the low lying hills of indifference. Easy listening for the Indie generation. You might want to buy it out of curiosity. If you like this type of music you may want to buy this album. I can't say more than that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Turn on, tune in and Whig out. 20 Aug 2008
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This one seems to devide opinion doesn't it? I liked it. Like a Vibration is a killer start to an album. Catchy melody, fuzzy guitars, banging drums, treated vocals. Production City struts like Jagger. I Never Want to Go Home is pretty and chiming with a nice driven beat and a circling melody. And so it goes. It's not ground breaking stuff, but what they do, they do well. They sound like a band that really kick off live. I'd pay to see them. They remind my in places of Buffalo Tom, which is never a bad thing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good really..
I wasn't sure what to expect with this CD - it turned out that it's one of those CD's that grows on you the more you listen to it! Read more
Published on 18 Oct 2008 by Misha The Penguin
2.0 out of 5 stars Forgettable indie rock - at best
Having listened to this album several times, I really wanted it to grow on me, but sadly, it just failed to produce any emotion whatsoever, and leaves me feeling quite cold. Read more
Published on 28 Aug 2008 by Norman Cheeseworthy
2.0 out of 5 stars Riffy Rock
If you like riff based, snappy rock music then this is for you. Personally, while I found it OK to listen to, I found it unremarkable and somewhat forgettable. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2008 by The Soft Machine Operator
4.0 out of 5 stars Laid-back, varied rock
There are lots and lots of clear influences on this album, if the general feel is between Smashing Pumpkins and Buffalo Tom, there are tracks reminiscent of BAD, Eels and Weezer,... Read more
Published on 13 Aug 2008 by Maclennane
2.0 out of 5 stars Passionless, dated and easily forgotten generic rock music
It sounds nice enough as it's competently written and performed, but there's nothing outstanding or notable to be found here. Read more
Published on 4 Aug 2008 by BS on parade
4.0 out of 5 stars Retro rock
The group is Amreican? This suprised me. As a previous reveiwer said, there is so much borrowed from the old british rock/punk era. I like them. Read more
Published on 25 July 2008 by woody_tng
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