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Through The Windowpane

25 Sep 2006 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 59:25
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  • ASIN: B003TG1MR2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 466,969 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By 77 on 29 Jan 2008
Format: Audio CD
No, man, I shouldn't like this as much as I do. I know this. Yet, considering I've spent the last few years of my life rallying against Britain's acceptance of Hard-Fi and Razorlight as the voice of my generation, I feel Guillemots were a dim light in the bleak, pitch black vacuum of modern not-actually-indie indie rock. This band, and this album, existed on the cusp of mainstream acceptance at the time of its release, and it should have been a revolution. All the stars were alligned; it was up for a Mercury Prize (but lost out to The Arctic Monkeys, 'cause, ya know, they needed more hype...), had the backing of the Pitchforkian forces that drive the minds of so many hipsters and, hell, this band even featured on some BBC2 program that was on after Paxman had finished bemoaning the recently-added weather section of his Newsnight show. My mind is blurred, but I believe these things happened at around the same time.

Guillemots should've been the band to break the country out of its wholesale love of the bland, mundane and uninspired. "...nothing on the radio that means that much to me"; really, Johnny Borrell, you odious twatrocker? I realise you've had Kirsten Dunst, but that doesn't give you the right to pen such hypocritical nonsense. You're part of the problem, Borrell, and you're the reason why Guillemots only slightly made it. At the very least, you owe Fyfe Dangerfield a pint, at the very best, well, how good is your knowledge when it comes to seppuku?

This should've worked. The glorious "Made Up Love Song #43" runs deep with pretentionless sentiment to what every songwriter wants to experience, if only to write a song about it. "Trains to Brazil" was, in the past, the future number one single.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By John Tansey on 9 Aug 2006
Format: Audio CD
There have been some really incredible albums released this year, just check the Mercury Awards list if you don't believe me, yet what is most impressive is the vast range of musical styles that have been on offer. Muse, Editors and Thom Yorke have all been favourites, as well as this wonderfull debut album from the multi-national Guillemots.

Although based in Birmingham, the band's members have been compiled from England, Scotland, Brazil and Canada. A most ecclectic mix you'll agree, and certainly a cosmopolitan blend that adds a rich variety to the songs. The thumping 'Trains To Brazil' is a personal favourite and benefits from a thunderous, driving tomm tomm rhythm and stacatto horn section that captures the capital's carnival spirit. The album's opener 'Little Bear' on the other hand recalls the sort of string arrangements and harmonic invention that made 'Day's Of Future Past' such a timeless classic, and that's what this album deserves to become; a classic.

You see, out of all the brilliant albums I mentioned above, Muse's bombastic and thrilling 'Black Holes and Revelations'; Editor's dark and brooding 'The Back Room'; Thom Yorke's troubled and claustrophobic 'The Eraser', 'Through The Windowpane' is the only album that can possibly be described as magical. The exstatic, shimmering and at times downright chaotic orchestral arangements, Fyfe Dangerfield's swooning, soaring vocals and of course the band, keeping at all together, cannot produce an album that is anything less than magical. It is an album to get lost in, an album that will sweep you off your feet. If only you'll let it.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ben Stephenson VINE VOICE on 10 Jan 2007
Format: Audio CD
In this current climate, there is clearly a saturation of the indie/alternative genre, all looking to release average formulaic songs, marketed to the extreme in order to secure sales. So therefore, it is always great to see bands refuse to conform, such as Guillemots have done. It is undeniably difficult to separate the very good from the average, which is why I am overjoyed to have discovered this record; light years away from many albums produced by bigger bands, namely The Killers, Razorlight etc. the list goes on.

Indeed, Fyfe Dangerfield has an excellent voice, one which is used in falsetto appropriately, and the use of echo and fading adds extra emphasis to his lyrics.

Trains to Brazil, Through the Window Pane and Sao Paulo are particular favourites of mine.

The key aspect of the album is its avant-garde approach, best displayed in the final track which is a brilliantly ''composed'' track. I say composed as classical elements are evident throughout the album, but is fully expanded on in Sao Paulo, a daring move in my opinion. It definitely pays off, as the 11 minute masterpiece will simply blow you away, as each aspect drives emotion and provokes anticipation within the listener, something I haven't witnessed in contemporary generic music.

A beautiful record, and I fully appreciate it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mike J. Wheeler on 15 July 2006
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Once in a while something comes along that really grabs you. "Through the Windowpane" is one of those somethings. It is an extraordinarily beautiful album by a group of highly talented musicians. "Through the Windowpane" could well be THE sound of the summer of 2006. This is such an immediately uplifting work, yet at the same time it manages to be complex and challenging. Guillemots have managed to write some superb tunes which include a lot of muscial experimentation (but not too much to get in the way of what is a collection of beguiling songs). The tone of the album varies from the slow, beautiful, string-laden "Little Bear" to the up-tempo near Jazz of "Trains To Brazil". Other standouts are "Redwings" and the epic "Sao Paulo". It's quite difficult to see where all the influences came from for this work. There's a lot of jazz and big band influence in some of the tracks, whilst I can also hear a similarity to The Cure at their most "poppy". In fact its hard to pigeonhole exactly what kind of music this is but that doesn't matter, the diversity in style and the quality of the songwriting mean that this one will appeal across the board. This is an excellent album, the sound of summer and something listened to in the morning that will set you up for the day. Go and buy this one!
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