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The Cansecos

Cansecos Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 May 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Upper Class
  • ASIN: B00008OX5R
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 943,923 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Are You Lonesome Tonight
2. In Bloom
3. Faster Than You Go
4. The Shore
5. This Small Disaster
6. This Girl And This Boy
7. What it Was You Said
8. A Common State Of Being
9. Blue Whale
10. Another Ordinary Day
11. Sawtooth
12. Stop, Breathe, Repeat

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Suddenly there are a plethora of unashamedly pop bands making actually really good music, be they Broken Social Scene, The Unicorns or The Walkmen. They all have an ear for a catchy melody as well as a healthy dose of experimentation which combine to create some of the most engaging pop records around. Toronto's The Cansecos are no exception. Bill Halliday and Gareth Jones use old-style electronic equipment which sounds like it is falling apart, programmed beats and live instruments to create a warm, reassuring and almost nostalgic sound which feels totally new. Added to this the some what geeky vocals and unashamedly kitch, often romantic lyrics and you have a somewhat unclassifiable album. Well worth a listen to for people who aren't precoupied with cultivating a persona of a hardcore punk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars there are fires in the hills of northern Quebec 21 May 2004
By Jellybones - Published on Amazon.com
How did this album take so long to get released this side of the Molson line? Cripes, I think Toronto is trying to hog all the good bands eh? Well, this album will probably be on my "best of" list this year, despite the fact the release is actually been out a while (Its only become available on Amazon recently). This band is really kinda in a category by itself for me ( or alone with their label mates the Russian Futurists ), mixing hip-pop, programmed danceable beats, but after that its all delivered reverbed indie vocals, restrained almost to the point of being monotone. If this combination sounds odd, well it is, but it works well. With songs that run the gamut from almost sound like they are old rave material (check out the drum breakdowns on "Are You Lonesome?"), to poppy synth/sample music, that is like the lightweight bands of old that are not hardcore enough to be `real' hip-hop, maybe like PM Dawn or somethin' (check out "In Bloom"). The best tracks are probably "Faster Than You Go" or "What It Was You Said", or even the glitch trippy lament "This Small Disaster". Though I'm kinda partial to "Blue Whale"... I mean come on, who else could write the phat beats then spread lyrics about the death of a sea mammal and the effects on the communities built around it ("Cutting through the hide of the world's greatest beast / gave our tribes an early feast / we spat and drank more wine")?
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good 11 Feb 2006
By Christopher Bowers - Published on Amazon.com
This is worth checking out. Electronic Pop/folk with a little bit more experimentation than the average group. Not all tracks are mindblowing, but no real throwaways. "This small disaster" would definitely be the first single and is just a really great song. About 4-5 really good songs among 6-7 pretty good ones. For cross references think Postal Service (but not as emo) with a little bit of early Folk Implosion and Brian Wilson.

I hope groups like this see enough sucess that they make other albums. i'd really be interested in hearing another album from them.
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 31 May 2004
By "godofcheese" - Published on Amazon.com
The Cansecos has synthesized beats, much like The Postal Service, but the voice has an 80's vibe to it much like the band Pinback (who you should also check out). The resulting combination is brilliant. Almost every track is enjoyable, providing a beat you can easily tap your feet too and feel good about.
The most notable tracks i feel are: "faster than you go", which provides a very rhythm that just makes you want step on the gas while driving, "blue whales", which is very mellow but still poppy enough to not put you to sleep, and "small disaster", which is poppy and a generally all around good song.
I actually stumbled across this band looking for Mellow music (specifically Pinback) and i'm really glad i did.
I hope more comes from this band and they get more recognition because music like this is rarely experienced.
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