Orange Rhyming Dictionary

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Orange Rhyming Dictionary
Studio album by Jets to Brazil
Released October 27, 1998
Recorded August 1998
Genre Emo, indie rock
Length 52:40
Label Jade Tree Records JT1038
Producer J. Robbins
Jets to Brazil chronology
Orange Rhyming Dictionary
(1998)
Four Cornered Night
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Orange Rhyming Dictionary is the debut album by American rock band Jets to Brazil, released October 27, 1998 on Jade Tree Records. It was recorded at Easley McCain Recording in Memphis, Tennessee. It was engineered and produced by J. Robbins along with Stuart Sikes.

The album was the first official release by Blake Schwarzenbach since the break up of Jawbreaker two years earlier, marking a departure from punk rock he was known for in favour of a more indie rock sound. Although the new sound was met by mixed reception from Jawbreaker fans, Orange Rhyming Dictionary generated a new dedicated fan base for Jets to Brazil from both Jawbreaker and non-Jawbreaker fans alike.

Guitarist Brian Maryansky did not appear on the recording of the album, joining the band soon after the album was recorded. The final track from Orange Rhyming Dictionary, "Sweet Avenue" is often mistakenly attributed to the singer Damien Rice due to regular misattribution on peer-to-peer file sharing networks.

The name of the album is a play on the fact that, in the English language, there are no words that rhyme with "orange".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Crown of the Valley" – 4:55
  2. "Morning New Disease" – 4:16
  3. "Resistance Is Futile" – 3:00
  4. "Starry Configurations" – 4:03
  5. "Chinatown" – 5:35
  6. "Sea Anemone" – 5:20
  7. "Lemon Yellow Black" – 4:02
  8. "Conrad" – 4:58
  9. "King Medicine" – 5:42
  10. "I Typed for Miles" – 5:33
  11. "Sweet Avenue" – 5:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Blake Schwarzenbach – typing, recitation, strings, keys
  • Jeremy Chatelain – bass, harmony
  • Chris Daly – drums, directions

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