Every Kind of Light

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Every Kind of Light
Studio album by The Posies
Released June 28, 2005
Recorded 2004
Genre Rock
Length 49:38
Label Rykodisc
Producer Darius Minwalla
The Posies chronology
At Least, at Last
(2000)
Every Kind of Light
(2005)
Blood/Candy
(2010)

Every Kind of Light is an album from the band The Posies, released June 28, 2005. The album was released in the U.S. by Rykodisc. This was the first full-length album release by The Posies since 1998's Success. The Posies had broken up after Success' release. However, starting in 2000, the band began performing numerous reunion shows while principal songwriters Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer pursued solo recordings and tours.[1] This is the first Posies album to feature bassist/guitarist Matt Harris and drummer Darius Minwalla.[2]

Distribution[edit]

Every Kind of Light was available on iTunes three weeks prior to its announced release, and the album quickly hit the iTunes Most Popular list.[citation needed] Two songs from the album, "Love Comes" and "I Guess You're Right", come as sample music on Windows Vista equipped computers.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jon Auer, Matt Harris, Darius Minwalla and Ken Stringfellow

No. Title Length
1. "It's Great to Be Here Again!"   3:58
2. "Conversations"   4:44
3. "All in a Day's Work"   4:20
4. "I Guess You're Right"   3:32
5. "Anything and Everything"   3:41
6. "Second Time Around"   3:35
7. "Last Crawl"   4:26
8. "Could He Treat You Better?"   4:05
9. "Love Comes"   3:19
10. "I Finally Found a Jungle I Like!!!"   3:14
11. "That Don't Fly"   4:38
12. "Sweethearts of Rodeo Drive"   6:21
Japanese bonus track[3]
No. Title Length
13. "Open Me to the Way"    

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Every Kind of Light:[4]

The Posies[edit]

  • Jon Auer - Lead Vocals and guitars
  • Ken Stringfellow - Lead Vocals, guitars and bass
  • Matt Harris - Bass and guitar
  • Darius Minwalla - Drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Kip Beelman - Engineer
  • Ed Brooks - Mastering
  • Rick Fisher - Mastering
  • Paul Grosso - Art Direction, Design
  • Ineptunes - Audio Production, Performer
  • Dan Marcus - Trombone
  • Jay Thomas - Trumpet

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Spin Magazine (7/10) link
Drowned In Sound 6/10 stars link
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10) link

Every Kind of Light has received mixed to positive reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has a score of 66 out of 100, indicating "Generally favorable reviews."[5]

Peter Gaston of Spin Magazine wrote that "Even with a rather ho-hum second stanza, Every Kind of Light is an instant reminder that the '90s would have been a far worse place without the Posies, and that this decade is much better off with them around."[6] Dusted Review's Emerson Dameron also gave the album a positive review, writing "As inconsistent as it is, Every Kind of Light... curbs the pair’s excesses enough to reward repeat plays.[7] Joe Tangari of Pitchfork Media called the album "...a decent record spiked with a few classic moments of patent posies pop ecstasy," even though the album fails to live up to The Posies previous works.[8] In a more mixed review, Allmusic's Mark Deming called the album "...a bit hollow," writing "It's nice to have the Posies back in the studio again, but Every Kind of Light isn't the triumphant return fans might have hoped for."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richardson, Derk. The Posies pop up with a new comeback CD. San Francisco Gate. 1 September 2005. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  2. ^ a b Deming, Mark. Every Kind of Light - The Posies. Allmusic. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  3. ^ Every Kind of Light ThePosies.net. Accessed May 28, 2010.
  4. ^ Every Kind of Light - Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  5. ^ Critic Reviews of Every Kind of Light. Metacritic. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  6. ^ Gaston, Peter. The Posies,'Every Kind of Light'. Spin Magazine. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  7. ^ Dameron, Emerson. The Posies - Every Kind of Light. Dusted Reviews. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  8. ^ Tangari, Joe. Album Reviews: The Posies: Every Kind of Light. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 26 June 2011