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  • Vinyl (25 July 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Independiente
  • ASIN: B000GB7DOY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,420,231 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
'How we operate' is a fine compilation of wonderfully easy going tracks, that have Gomez's fantastic harmonies and originality running throughout.

Each one of their albums has a different sound and back bone that runs through it. This one has a great combination of upbeat and melancholy tracks, and provides even more proof that Gomez are still continuing to evolve, both musically and lyrically, but managing to keep their unique and heart renderingly good melodies going.

I have been a die hard Gomez fan from the beginning, and have loved all of their albums. If you have a similar passion for them, then this album will fuel your fire more than you thought possible. If your loyalty to them has faltered at any point since Liquid Skin, then this disc will easily bring you back to them.

A great album from a truly talented band.
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Gomez have always been a top band, and whilst they've varied their style slightly throughout their past 5 albums, they have always remained on top of the game. Nothing changes here. How We Operate is a classy vibrant album with some instant classics such as See The World, the title track How We Operate and that witty, rocky number, Cry On Demand. With this album they bring us 12 new songs in a return to more of the style of Split the Difference, their previous album. Whilst not one of their best albums, and definitely not same standard as Split the Difference in my opinion, the album is still very worthy of buying. Perhaps the influence of Country and Western is slightly too strong in some of the songs, it also shows just how versatile the musicians are, and is used in a particularly catchy manner in See The World (my favourite song), and the banjo has an amazing solo in How We Operate. The track Girl Shaped Love Drug is similar in vein to Franz Ferdinand, but shows much more diversity.

Lyrically, the tracks aren't much to shout about, but lets face it, most of the best bands songs aren't works of literary genius. Numerous in-jokes are still included, and give the songs a touch of feel-good humour. Gomez have stuck to what they know, and what they have proved they are good at, and personally, I love it.
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Bring It On and Liquid Skin were, to my mind, fantastic, innovative and very original albums that initiated my love affair with Gomez. Full of quirkiness! Split the Difference was ok but How We Operate is a real 'return to form!'. The songs are a lot more mainstream than before but are simply lovely, thoughtful creations that make you sing along and tap your foot within a listen or two. Ottwell's vocals are still ultra cool and the all round talent of the band (3 lead singers) is showcased perfectly here. Buy it, It was my favourite album of 2006 by a long chalk.
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Not as good as some of Gomez's other work but I'm biased as followed them from the start & purely for that reason i gave it 4 out of 5 but it's still worthy of being in anyone's collection especially if your a Gomez fan .
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Having been somewhat disappointed by Split the Difference, I was a little apprehensive about this latest release. But thankfully I was not disappointed. This album puts Gomez back to the very top of my estimation. It is quite simply a superb album. I have to agree with a previous reviewers comments that the second track 'see the world' literally makes the hair stand up on the back of my head. Lyrically its fantastic while being beautifully melodic. 'Cry on Demand' and 'Hamoa Beach' are other highlights.

I have had the pleasure of seeing the band perform the material live and they have not disappointed.

I would advise anyone to buy this album, particularly fan who have been disappointed since 'bring it on' and 'liqid skin'. This will not let you down
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Buy it. You need to because it will make you feel better about the world you're living in. Sometimes, I think it is too easy for Gomez. 'See the world' is a ridiculously simple tune that somehow has the power to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, the gloriously uplifting chorus to 'Cry on Demand' (a song whose chorus should be anything but!), the wah-wah groove on 'Moana Beach' that holds you in a vice-like grip, the grandeur of the title track as it explodes in the latter half, the air-tight harmonies that give warmth to the edginess and urgency in .....Enough! Buy two. Give one to someone you love!
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Format: Audio CD
What a superb album. I think i have an import copy of this as it isn't due out in the UK until next week (?), but Selectadisc had a copy and i couldn't resist.

I love almost every track and thats rare these days with any band. I've always loved Gomez, although i couldn't quite 'get' their previous effort, Split The Difference. I loved their earlier albums but STD just didn't quite fire with me. So i was a little hesistant with HWO but it really is superb. Notice, See The World, How We Operate, Chasing Ghosts With Alcohol and especially Charley Patton Songs are awesome. I always prefer the gravelly tones of Ben Ottewell on their releases but Ian and Tom's efforts are just as good on this album. I just wish they were playing Nottingham on their UK tour. I've seen them twice but it's been a few years and they are a really good live act.

It's now a toss up for album of the year so far between Gomez, Derek Trucks and the Drive By Truckers. Three great albums.

Go and buy !!!
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