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Neck of the Woods

Silversun Pickups Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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SILVERSUN PICKUPS
NECK OF THE WOODS

Neck of the Woods sees Silversun Pickups lighting out for the territories, stretching the boundaries of their exhilarating psychedelia with confidence, invention, and undeniable ambition. Having long made their bones as masters of widescreen power, the Los Angeles-based band’s third Dangerbird Records album takes their filmic vision to ... Read more in Amazon's Silversun Pickups Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B007KL8RM0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,472 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another thrilling ride 12 May 2012
Format:Audio CD
I've been a huge fan of SSUP for the last few years and have been eagerly awaiting this latest release. It does not disappoint.

True to form, the band have evolved significantly since the incredible 'Swoon' but without losing any of their distinctive power and off-kilter melodies. The new electronic elements give the album an added dimension which totally overcomes any sense of deja-vu and instantly gives the album a unique feel of its own.

SSPU disciples will know that the real beauty of their material often takes several plays to come into focus and this album is no exception, with extra depth and texture emerging at every listen (I'm currently up to about six). In this era of instant gratification, not many artists dare to include many of the strongest tracks in the second half of the album - but 'Neck of the Woods' steadily cranks up the tension through the first few songs before reaching a peak about halfway through and keeping its foot on the pedal from that point on.

The overall effect is a superbly thrilling ride that you just know will get better and better over time.

BTW: SSPU also happen to be one of the best live bands around. After more than 30 years of gigs, I would rate their appearance at Brighton Digital one of the most exciting I've ever been to. Please come back to the UK soon guys!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Silversun Pickups - Neck Of the Woods 5 Feb 2013
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Another diffcult to find CD, surprising for a band who are pretty well known over in England. However, this CD was much sought after by my partner, who loves it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars There's no stopping this band..... 28 Dec 2013
By Andyh
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Having listened to this album about a dozen times I can say that this band are still at the top of their game and aren't headed downwards anytime soon.

I love this album, it is a slow grower I'll admit, but is a very worthy follow up to their previous titles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Evolving to greatness 13 Oct 2013
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As I occasionally advise most of my peers who remain stuck in the "classic" rock of the '70s, there is some really good stuff being made these days if you make the effort to seek it out (much as you did with the "underground" bands of the '70s, guys!). Having said that, I have over the years become increasingly selective of modern bands that are not overly derivative, show imaginative songwriting and arrangement skills, and that are worth my (increasingly more valuable) time and money. I can now unequivocally add Silversun Pickups to a list that comprises Porcupine Tree, The Gathering, The Doves, Elbow, and a very few others, whose new records I will buy sight unseen (or hearing unheard!!). Their latest offering builds on the great promise of the earlier "Swoon" to deliver one of the most inspired album's worth of rock compositions I have heard this side of the new millennium. Gun-shy Sunshine? You bet!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Xmas Present 22 Aug 2013
By Nicole
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My boyfriend loves this band and was so happy when i got it for him for xmas but it came in a cardboard case not plastic, just made it look a bit cheap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moody and magnificent 10 Sep 2012
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Contrary to the belief of many music press reviewers I believe Neck of The Woods is the strongest of the Pickups triumvirate of studio albums. And the track order suits me fine because I think Skin Graph is one of the best tracks on the album and I have not stopped playing it since downloading it. The mood is generally sombre and, as suits 'shoe gazers', introspective but the orchestration and production values show a growing maturity without compromising the style that made them so good to begin with.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Neck of the Woods... 17 Jun 2012
By Daveo23
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Following Swoon was an obvious challenge for SSPU and they have done well... that's to say there are some definate 'good' songs on there but nothing really jumps out to impress you. Skin Graft, Busy Bees and The Pit are immediate favourites but after the 6th or 7th replay the whole albumn has yet to grow on you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome but for the track order!
I was bought this off Amazon for my birthday.

Possibly one of the greatest albums of all time ..... Read more
Published 21 months ago by John Dempsey
4.0 out of 5 stars The blueprint for their finest album
It's always nice when a band experiments with its typical sound. While 'Neck Of The Woods' is nothing drastically different to previous albums, it does follow the band's trademark... Read more
Published 22 months ago by BMN
5.0 out of 5 stars Silversun Pickups reach new heights with Neck Of The Woods
So Silversun Pickups have dropped there new album "Neck of The Woods" and quite frankly its one of my favourite records right now

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Since they formed in... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Year Zero
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favourite Album
Since buying this I have pretty much not listened to anything else. It is an excellent album, perhaps a little heavier att ime than previous work. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Graham Cochrane
5.0 out of 5 stars yes new album from SSPU
Love Silversun Pickups, and am so glad to be listening to the new album. I fell in love with it listening to the songs first time, but I know what they mean it'll take a few... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Jax Dakota Cash
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a grower
It really is a grower. Because the other two albums are so good I was looking forward to "Neck of the Woods" a lot. Initially I was very disappointed. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Oli Grünfeld
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