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Take Offs and Landings [VINYL] Double LP


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Product details

  • Vinyl (7 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double LP
  • Label: Barsuk
  • ASIN: B004P4CPF0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,645 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Go Ahead
2. Science Vs. Romance
3. Wires and Waves
4. Pictures of Success
5. August
6. Bulletproof
7. Plane Crash in C
8. Variations On a Theme (Science Vs. Romance)
9. Small Figures in a Vast Expanse
10. Don't Deconstruct
11. Always
12. We'll Never Sleep (God Knows We'll Try)
13. Rest of My Life
14. Variations On a Theme (Plane Crash in C)

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By J. Everington on 25 Jan 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is a really hard album to review and justify the 5-star rating, because if I just describe it to you then it sounds nuthin' special - American indie band, jangly guitars, a few keyboards, label-mates with Bright Eyes, nothing that makes it sound special to you out there reading this...
...BUT...
... IT IS. It really is. Partly because of the female vocals - saracstic and sweet, clever and melodic, you get a real sense of a real personality, not the normal hushed female vocals. The lyrics are brilliant in places. The other great thing about this album is that it works as AN ALBUM - themes are repeated in the lyrics, as well as two 'Variations on a Theme' tracks that revisit previous songs.
Anyway, I'll admit to being a bandwagon-jumper myself - i've heard this only recently, but it was so good that it made me order the other 2 albums straight away after 1st listen. It's years since I've done that before...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Oldnathan on 20 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
To see this album blighted by anything less than 5 stars overall is a crime against music and I'm submitting this to try and redress the balance. If you remotely like the band and you want to know where it all started (actually it didn't start here, they released what's known as the First Pressing, Second Pressing and Initial Friend EPs but you get the point) then don't be put off by anything you've read here.

Everything that makes RK what it is today was in place and evident on this album. Jenny's beautiful soulful countrified vocals and intelligent, thoughtful and witty lyrics (superb use of the `f' word too) mixed with great melodies and tunes. Okay maybe the production doesn't sound quite as rich as it did by the time of More Adventurous but who cares if the songs are good enough and they are: `Pictures of Success' and `Go Ahead' are still mainstays of their live act 6 years on and do not sound out of place at all. As with the follow up, EOAT, you also get more of Blake's vocals but, after a period of adjustment, that's no bad thing for a bit of variety.

There is a real ambition on this record. An ambition that was followed through on EOAT and then More Adventurous. So don't deny yourself the luxury of hearing where it came from.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Omelasz on 9 Sep 2006
Format: Audio CD
Rilo Kiley aspire to transcendency with their debut, being all kooky and that and it's certainly interesting. However, Blake Sennett's voice or the songs he sings lead on were irritating at this point and some of the Jenny Lewis-lead songs just meander aimlessly. The band would put things in a brighter and better with the follow up, The Execution of All Things.
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By Peter Hill on 2 Mar 2011
Format: Audio CD
Unfortunately Rilo Kiley now seem to just be known as the band Jenny Lewis used to be in, which is sad because they're really much better than that. Jenny subsequently immersed herself in a more country style of music but in my opinion her best work was done as lead singer with Rilo Kiley. The music here does have a vague country tint but is also much more eclectic and dark with lyrics such as "sometimes planes they smash up in the sky, sometimes lonely hearts just get lonelier". Jenny obviously has a lovely voice but the few tracks that feature Blake are equally good (although "august" is a bit lightweight!) and more importantly backing all of this up are some cracking guitar solos and you even get a few touches of brass. As per the title of this cd, take offs and landings are always the most thrilling (for good or for bad) part of flying and the music herein confirms those thrills. Well worth a ride.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Loops on 31 July 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Love it love it love it.
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