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The Age of Backwards Single, EP

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1. The Age Of Backwards
2. Octaves Apart
3. Number One Fan
4. Can't Explain

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
It's only 8 minutes... unless you hit repeat!! 29 Oct. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Maybe this is biased, because as far as I am concerned, Mary Timony can do no wrong. And she definitly hasnt let me down on this wonderful record. I can't say enough good things about "Octaves Apart", and... even though I'm not the biggest Sleater-Kinney fan, Carrie compliments Mary very well. Why dont you own this peice of pop perfection already????
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, but really short 6 Aug. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Well this just what you could have expected from a meeting of the musical minds behind Sleater-Kinney and Helium: it's great. But I wish the result had been more substantial than an eight minute ep. And maybe I could have done without the Who cover.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Definitely not my cup of tea. 4 April 2003
By D. Mok - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney is without question one of the great guitarists of today. But somehow, when coupled with Mary Timony (ex-Helium), the resulting music falls far short of expectations.
Brownstein's trademark complex melodies and clean tones are still there, but the songwriting is well below par, with nothing like the musical fire of "Dig Me Out", "The End of You" or "Far Away" to inspire Brownstein to new heights. Her singing has always been an acquired taste, but whereas it serves as a breath of fresh air in Sleater-Kinney when juxtaposed against Corin Tucker's passionate growl and Janet Weiss' hard-hitting rhythms, in The Spells her voice is too thin, too unsupported, and just not interesting to listen to. Timony's singing has never been appealing to me either, but the songwriting is really what makes this EP fall short.
Perhaps a case of what could've been. Not surprisingly, Timony and Brownstein haven't followed up on this project. Thankfully, Sleater-Kinney's One Beat is just looming on the horizon...
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
C Brownstein, P Townsend, Sep at Birth? 4 Aug. 2000
By James Liu - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Ugh, Carrie says the result came back inconclusive. Maybe she was refering to the 4th track of this record? I've been looking for this since whe it came out, and when I stepped into a little shop in Soho on an East Coast trip called Rocks in Your Head I knew they'd have it so I asked a grizzled counter clerk, who'd probably worked there literally since The Who helped me find it, it was locked behind a glass door. When I first heard Sleater Kinney, I immediately fell in love with Carrie's smooth as strawberry milk voice, and her emotional ardourous guitar playig. This CD is absolutely amazing, and Mary Timony is an absolutely perfect match musically for her. --signed The riot boyee
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
cast your spell no further 11 May 2000
By Colette Montoya-Humphrey - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I picked up this disc cos I love Sleater-Kinney... and in my mind, Carrie Brownstein is the best of the three. The Spells didn't disappoint me either. First of all, the band name is wondrous... as is the music! The EP definitely should have been longer... an LP in the future would be great... :-) The first track is great. I definitely recommend this CD. I really like Helium as well, and this collaboration between the best of both Helium and Sleater-Kinney definitely rivals their mother bands.
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