Electric Version

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Electric Version
Studio album by The New Pornographers
Released May 6, 2003
Recorded November 2001–October 2002
Genre Indie rock, power pop
Length 46:41
Label Mint Records
Matador Records
Producer The New Pornographers
The New Pornographers chronology
Mass Romantic
(2000)
Electric Version
(2003)
Twin Cinema
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Austin Chronicle 3/5 stars[2]
Blender 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A−[4]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10)[5]
PopMatters (positive)[6]
Robert Christgau B+[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[9]
Uncut 3.5/5 stars[10]

Electric Version is the second studio album by the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers. It was released on Matador/Mint on May 6, 2003.

Electric Version was listed at #7 in the Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll of 2003 and #20 in the PopMatters Best Music of 2003 list.[11][12] In 2009, the album ranked #79 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums of the Decade".[13] The title track is featured on the Rock Band game disc.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Carl Newman except as noted.

  1. "The Electric Version" – 2:53
  2. "From Blown Speakers" – 2:49
  3. "The Laws Have Changed" – 3:26
  4. "The End of Medicine" – 2:37
  5. "Loose Translation" – 2:59
  6. "Chump Change" (Dan Bejar) – 4:18
  7. "All for Swinging You Around" – 3:42
  8. "The New Face of Zero and One" – 4:11
  9. "Testament to Youth in Verse" (Dan Bejar) – 3:57
  10. "It's Only Divine Right" – 4:11
  11. "Ballad of a Comeback Kid" (Dan Bejar) – 3:51
  12. "July Jones" – 4:18
  13. "Miss Teen Wordpower" – 3:23
  14. "Turn" (bonus track on Japanese release)

"The Electric Version" is included as a playable song in the video game Rock Band,[14] after narrowly avoiding being cut.[15]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Austin Chronicle review
  3. ^ Blender review
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ PopMatters review
  7. ^ Robert Christgau review
  8. ^ Rolling Stone review
  9. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  10. ^ Uncut review
  11. ^ "Pazz & Jop 2003: Critics Poll". Robert Christgau. 2004-02-17. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  12. ^ "Best Music of 2003 | #16-20 < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  13. ^ "Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums, Songs Of The ’00s". Stereogum. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  14. ^ Chris, Kohler (2007-10-29). "Remember: Rock Band's Set List Is What You Make It". Wired Blog. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  15. ^ "Harmonix Music Systems". The A.V. Club. 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 

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