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Places Like This

23 Mar 2009

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Red Turned White
2:46
2
Heart It Races
3:15
3
Hold Music
3:54
4
Feather in a Baseball Cap
2:27
5
Underwater
3:30
6
Like It or Not
3:02
7
Debbie (AUHI10700008)
2:53
8
Lazy (Lazy)
2:55
9
Nothing's Wrong
3:23
10
The Same Old Innocence
3:30


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 23 Mar 2009
  • Release Date: 23 Mar 2009
  • Label: Co-operative Music
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Tailem Bend. Licensed exclusively to Cooperative Music, a division of V2 Records International Ltd for Europe and Japan
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  • Total Length: 31:35
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  • ASIN: B003YF3118
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,458 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heart it races 29 Aug 2007
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Warning: Architecture in Helsinki are no longer twee. Whether this upsets you will depend on whether you like twee pop or not.

Admittedly, there are some twee moments in "Places Like This," and the whole album is colourful, sunny and catchy. But the Aussie band is rocking a more funky, rock'n'roll sound in their third album -- while it's not as winning or cohesive as their previous work, it is still entertainingly crazy and colourful electro-island-funk-rock.

It opens with what sounds like firecrackers exploding (or a keyboard dying a violent death), and segues quickly into a funky-electronic rocker ("So imagine the change/we spoke, it filled the air/so with the north-reflected southern light..."). But things really get going in the colourful calypso-pop of "Heart It Races," with its nonsensical lyrics about knotted laces and winter tans.

The songs that follow are a bit less funky -- electro/horn/dancepop, rollicking guitar melodies, strange ambient raps, and a bubbling song called "Underwater." Things get a little unhinged by the plodding, thumping "Lazy (Lazy)," but the band pulls things back together with sunny island pop of "Nothing's Wrong" and colourful rock of "The Same Old Innocence."

I can only assume that the new more electro-rocky sound is what prompted two members of the band to depart last year. While the first two albums Architecture in Helsinki made were just fun, frolicksome sunny pop, "Places Like This" explores a whole different kind of music than before -- sunny indie-rockers are woven in as well. It has some slack moments, but the overall confection is more fun than not.
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