Five Roses

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Five Roses
Studio album by Miracle Fortress
Released May 22, 2007
Recorded Friendship Cove, Montreal, Quebec
Genre Indie rock
Length 43:31
Label Secret City Records
Producer Graham Van Pelt
Miracle Fortress chronology
Watery Grave EP
(2005)
Five Roses
(2007)
Was I the Wave?
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10)[1]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Rockfeedback 2/5 stars[4]
Prefix (8.5/10)[5]
musicOMH.com 4/5 stars[6]

Five Roses is the first album by Miracle Fortress, released on May 22, 2007. On July 10, 2007, the shortlist for the Polaris Music Prize was revealed. Five Roses was announced as a finalist, alongside such other acts as Arcade Fire, Julie Doiron, and Chad VanGaalen. The winner was announced at a gala ceremony on September 24, 2007, with the award going to Patrick Watson.[7][8][9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Whirrs" - 2:32
  2. "Have You Seen in Your Dreams" - 3:03
  3. "Next Train" - 4:18
  4. "Maybe Lately" - 3:15
  5. "Beach Baby" - 3:35
  6. "Hold Your Secrets to Your Heart" - 3:37
  7. "Little Trees" - 4:26
  8. "Poetaster" 3:57
  9. "Five Roses" - 3:22
  10. "Blasphemy" - 4:52
  11. "Fortune" - 3:05
  12. "This Thing about You" - 3:52

Personnel[edit]

  • All songs were written and performed by Graham Van Pelt.
  • When songs are performed live, they either involve:
    • Graham Van Pelt playing solo, implementing the heavy use of looping and pre-recorded sounds, while simultaneously playing guitar and drums.
    • Graham Van Pelt's live band, which includes added band members: drummer Jordan Robson-Cramer (Sunset Rubdown and Magic Weapon), guitarist Jessie Stein (SS Cardiacs and The Luyas), and keyboardist Adam Waito (Telefauna).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  2. ^ The Guardian review
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Rockfeedback review
  5. ^ Prefix review
  6. ^ musicOMH.com review
  7. ^ "Arcade Fire, Feist on Polaris short list". CBC News. July 10, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Feist, Fire get Polaris noms". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007. 
  9. ^ Love, Noah (2007-07-10). "Arcade Fire, Feist And The Dears Among Polaris Nominees". Chart (magazine). Retrieved 2008-11-20. 

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