Split The Difference
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Split The Difference

17 May 2004

5.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title
Do One
These 3 Sins
Me, You And Everybody
We Don't Know Where We're Going
Sweet Virginia
Catch Me Up
Where Ya Going?
Meet Me In The City
Chicken Out
Extra Special Guy
Nothing Is Wrong
There It Was

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  • Original Release Date: 17 May 2004
  • Release Date: 17 May 2004
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2004 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 50:22
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  • ASIN: B001J71PAM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,100 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pleasantly different 5 July 2004
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I had heard, prior to the release of 'split the difference', gomez were incorporating a more 'rockier feel' to their latest album. Being a fan of their charming, melodic musical genius I grew slightly cynical of this. I thought they were possibly trying to become something they're not, forcing themselves (with the help of the divine comedy apparently) to tread uncertain ground, just to keep up with today's musical demand (like a bad barn refurbishment). I got round to actually listening to it when visiting my local record shop, and to my surprise there it was in the cd player. I listened, enjoyed yet wasn't overkeen. I was impressed with their opening track 'do one' but other tracks just didn't grab me with too much intensity. I bought it and listened to it at home, and god were my initial, cynical impressions wrong. After a few listens I was hooked. It made me realise, it takes more than a quick listen on one of those dodgy record shop cd players to appreciate a group like gomez. Their music requires/deserves more, a long careful listen on a good stereo system. Like other gomez albums it takes more than a listen to fall in love. The great thing is it hasn't lost that melodic, intelligent gomez touch. Tracks like 'Me, You and everybody' and 'meet me in the city' still have it and more. Its well worth the investment, just don't rely on record shop cd players to make up your mind!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gomes is great 17 Mar 2010
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I like Gomes, and in this CD they do not disapoint me, again. Great music, a lot of different rhythms through out the CD, makes it realy good to listen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gomez 14 Nov 2009
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Split the Difference, much as you'd expect from this band. Weird and very quirky with a stand out singer. Love all their stuff and play in background when I'm writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This album has changed my life 15 Jun 2008
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Unlike most people, this was my first Gomez album. The first song I heard from them was Catch Me Up (though it turned out I'd heard Bring It On and Shot Shot before) but that was the first song I really payed attention to. I didn't like it at first but the song intreiged me and grew. Then I heard Silence and bought the album on the spot. Wow.

The first song I heard was Do One, and after hearing only Tom Grey sung songs this came to me as something as a shock. It was crazy, it was bizzare, it was fantastic. Track after track I was amazed. Gomez had warped me for life.

Nothing Is Wrong and Sweet Virginia are some of the most beautiful and fantastic songs my ears have ever fallen upon. Split The Difference definately results in being in my Top 5 favourite albums of all time, and since I listen to heaps and heaps of music that's pretty hard.

Since that fateful afternoon in 2004 I've bought all thier albums and many many singles from them as well (they're fun to collect). I love most of it, though no album to date has come close to Split The Difference.

+ The dressing up for the photo shoots was a neat idea too!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This album is right up there with bring it on, it has the same haunting slower numbers such as 'There it was' and 'Sweet Virgina' but teh highly energetic ones like 'Do one','Silence','Chicken Out' and 'Catch me up'.
This album is a big change for the band but whats wrong with that? It is just as good and arguably better as their previous albums. As they say in their BBC interveiw "We just started playing music with more energy in it, and we found it more enjoyable".
I saw the boys live at the Carling Acadmey in Birmingham and they were AMAZING! I recommened to all!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gomez- Split the Difference 17 May 2004
By Phil
Format:Audio CD
The story continues...As a fairly fanatical Gomez fan, I've been looking forward to this new album with some anticipation. Was it worth the wait? Yes and no.
The album starts off well, "Do One" being a jumpy-catchy opener which gets you rocking (I was singing along by the end of the song), and the next few tracks follow on likewise, especially the new single "Silence". It all gets rather rambling towards the middle of the album, as a few of the tracks lack a central theme (not unlike most of the tracks on Liquid Skin, which I've gone off a bit over time), but they bring it back with the excellent "Catch me up", which is one of the best songs I've heard in recent times- a quirky, kind of sweet song. It's only bettered on the album by "Chicken Out", which is a bit crazy, and a bit funny, like so many of their best tracks.
Unfortunately, it peters out towards the end, with the final track "There it was" being a well-intentioned sentimental crooner which isn't bad but ultimately isn't quite right- just like most of the album.
For those of you looking for the next Bring It On (like myself, I must admit), this isn't it. There's nothing to give it the epic moments of "Tijuana Lady" or "Free to Run" but I can forgive them that- times have changed, and so have Gomez. This is a catchy, sing-along piece of music with its own sense of greatness. Some of these tracks could revolutionise pop music, but hardly anyone will hear them. Such a shame.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gomez have definately turned it around!!! 2 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
After their great debut (Bring it all on) and their superb follow up (Liquid Skin), Gomez's third album "In Our Gun", was a bit of a disapointment. Although their first two album sometimes descended in to a bit of a dirge at times, their fine tunes and interweaving melodies set them apart from their comtempories. Although their third album cut down on the "dirge" of noise sometimes found on the first two albums(think "Rie's Wagon" on Bring it On), it somehow lacked the originality of tune and lyrics of the two debut albums.
Which is where Split the Difference comes in. Released with almost zero publicity and an anonynimity usually reserved for much less talented and well known bands. Gomez have produced and released an absolute classic of an album, without so much as a whisper being said about it.
Split the Difference combines the sheer brilliance of Liquid Skin and Bring it On, with the subtle simplicity of In Our Gun. Although there is no "Get Myself Arrested", "We Haven't Turned Around" or "Whippin Piccadilly" on this album, the sheer consistency of the tunes and general ambience of the album makes this arguably Gomez's best effort yet.
This is a must for any record collection. Give it a spin and you'll soon find yourself smiling and singing along to something totally different and something very, very refreshing!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointing Album
I am a massive fan of Gomez and, as a Sandgrounder (born and bred in Southport), I have supported them by buying all their albums. Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars beatiful
gomez have done it again. i love it. incredible, well worth buying. after i heard that gomez were incorporating a more rockier feel i was dreading a new, worse album but it is... Read more
Published on 5 Dec 2004 by "johnny_is_good"
3.0 out of 5 stars Yes, this is rock, but why?
So I have noted the other reviews and agree that this record rocks, but have to ask why? Gomez used to have a great lightness about them that transcended heavy rock, almost a... Read more
Published on 8 Jun 2004 by Darryl Still
3.0 out of 5 stars A sound alteration that works at times, fails at others.
Their debut, "Bring it on" found them fame, their follow up "Liquid Skin" was seemingly ignored and now Gomez are back and still trying to unfasten that Mercury music prize... Read more
Published on 12 May 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Gomez ARE rock.........you are nothing
You want rock??? Drop everything folks - the new Gomez album has set newstandards for the way rock music should sound in 2004. Read more
Published on 28 April 2004 by Sheila
4.0 out of 5 stars New album
My god, Gomez have done it again. Making another classic, easily on a par with liquid skin . The whole album is classic, the first thing you want to do when you listen to it is... Read more
Published on 27 Mar 2004 by Thomas Coates
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