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Ten Silver Drops (U.S. Version)

27 Feb 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 27 Feb 2006
  • Release Date: 27 Feb 2006
  • Label: Reprise
  • Copyright: 2006 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 45:39
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  • ASIN: B001F2RJYC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,195 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Siragher on 9 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
New York's Secret Machines, after a heavy touring schedule which meant most of 'Ten Silver Drops' was concocted on the road, do not disappoint with this extraordinary album. Taking the same prog elements that infused their promising, if overlong debut, 'Now Here Is Nowhere', and honing them into eight quite superb tracks, the band have released easily the best album of the year so far and one which will be almost impossible to top.
While it is true to some extent that Secret Machines have taken a slightly more pop-oriented approach to their songwriting - single 'Lightning Blue Eyes' is almost catchy - they still average around five minutes each, with monumental centrepiece 'Daddy's In The Doldrums' nearly nine. No track outstays its welcome though. Soaring opener 'Alone, Jealous and Stoned' begins with mournful, tolling piano soon subsumed by pounding drums and powerfully paranoid lyrics. The pair of epics that close the record are spellbinding, particularly the finale '1,000 Seconds', which, whilst sounding scarily like 'Performance and Cocktals' closer 'I Stopped To Fill My Car Up' documents the breakdown of a relationship quite superbly, with little more than piano and drums. 'I Hate Pretending' is the closest the band come to reprising the sound of their debut - enter swooping guitars and driving synth basslines - but the arguable high point is 'All At Once (It's Not Important), a breathtaking tirade against an unknown lover, fillled with tribal drumming, a memorable guitar line and palpable, pulsating angst.
The Pink Floyd/Krautrock comparison are of course valid but Secret Machines are carving their own sound very successfully. They are a force to be reckoned with live and these songs will only cement their gig reputation. A gripping listen, 'Ten Silver Drops' will suit prog dinosaurs and rock enthusiasts old and new - highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Hooper on 19 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
'Sad and Lonely' was the first track I heard from SM and it cought my attention immediately. I bought Now Here Is Nowhere and it stayed in my CD player for a good 3 months, it is a fabulous album. And now Ten Silver Drops is here and despite not having the immediate love-affair with it I feel it surpasses the previous record with ease. Its beautiful noises and original sounds make it a record which gets better with each listen... if there is a complaint, then it is that it is only 8 tracks long and forever leaves me wondering what a few more songs could add to it. However a very decent record from a very decent band.

p.s. go see them live...it's brilliant
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dr. D. B. Sillars VINE VOICE on 19 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
I know very little about this US trio, apart from the fact that they are very good! There does seem to be something afoot in certain musical circles at the moment. A host of young, up and coming bands are producing very sophisticated, challenging music within a mainstream genre. The likes of Pure Reason Revolution, Mew and Secret Machines are at the vanguard of a new type of prog rock. Not looking back to the likes of Genesis or Yes for inspiration, but taking the exploratory, boundary breaking, open-ended attitude which made prog the force it once was and adding a keen sense of melody and pop nuance to the brew. The results, as best exemplified here with Secret Machines second album are simply stunning! If anything these guys look more towards the 70's so called Krautrock of Can and Neu! The motorik beat of Neu! is very much in evidence throughout as is early Eno. The use of guitar treatments recalls Eno's work with Phil Manzanera. In fact processing and treatments are used extensively on guitars and keyboards throughout. Just listen to the fuzzy piano intro to "Daddy's in the Doldrums".

The groups first album "Now Here to Nowhere" was much rawer sounding. Here there is a much cooler, cleaner sheen to the groups sonic palette. Plus, the songwriting is moved up a notch. The vocals of Brandon Curtis have also matured and show greater flexibility. On "Faded Lines" it reminds me of Paul Haig!

I like this album a lot. A young band producing sophisticated, involving music is refreshing to come by. At once catchy and direct, but taking their influences and pushing everything forward to make their own individual sound. On the evidence of this release they have a very bright future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TD WILKINSON on 15 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album PURELY on impulse.I had read a review about it before giving it 5 stars, so thought I'd give it a go.Didn't know what style it was...iTunes says it is pop. Well I think I'd say yes and no to that. Some elements are very accurate and neat, and obviously studio edited to sound just right, which is what I believe gives it a flavour of Pop-ness. But on the other hand, it oozes with originality, some clever lyrics,fairly laid back on the whole. I particularly enjoy the final track 1000 Seconds, which always make me feel relaxed. Having said that any one of the 8 tracks on the album make for good listening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Jackson on 1 Nov 2013
Format: Audio CD
Always on the lookout for something new and worthwhile in this world of never ending musical trash, I discovered these guys. All I can say is, yea baby. This is Led Zep on acid, Death Metal Death Cab, Ride gone Everywhere(!)with some '70s Hawkwind thrown in. They have been compared to The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev, but I think that does them a serious disservice. There is more melody, structure and weight, the vocals are a darned sight better, and they seriously rock! Every track has something to offer, but especially the 2 psychedelic masterworks, Alone, Jealous and Stoned and Daddy's In The Doldrums. These guys certainly know their way around a studio, and listening to this album on headphones is a revelation. Really glad I happened upon these stone rockers. Take me back, boys!
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