Palm Trees and Power Lines

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Palm Trees And Power Lines
Studio album by Sugarcult
Released April 13, 2004
Recorded Full Kilt Studio & Third Stone Recordings
Genre Emo, pop punk, alternative rock
Length 40:43
Label Fearless
Producer Gavin MacKillop
Sugarcult chronology
Start Static
Palm Trees And Power Lines
A Hard Day's Night
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
Punktastic 4/5 stars[3]

Palm Trees and Power Lines is Sugarcult's fourth studio album. It was released on April 13, 2004. The album is named after the scenery in California where the band members live, as the skyline is littered with palm trees and power lines.[4] On the album cover, a few pieces of Californian scenery can be seen in the background, such as a liquor store, which Tim Pagnotta visits in the documentary Back to the Disaster. The album contains the MTV hits "Memory" and "She's the Blade".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tim Pagnotta, except for where noted.

  1. "She's the Blade" – 2:59
  2. "Crying" (Airin Older, Marko 72, Ben Davis) – 3:29
  3. "Memory" – 3:46
  4. "Worst December" – 3:37
  5. "Back to California" – 4:07
  6. "Destination Anywhere" – 3:51
  7. "Champagne" – 2:56
  8. "What You Say" – 2:39
  9. "Over" – 3:24
  10. "Head Up" – 3:56
  11. "Counting Stars" – 3:38
  12. "Sign Off" – 2:13
  13. "Blackout" (Japanese bonus track) – 3:10

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Palm Trees and Power Lines received mixed to favorable reviews from critics. Johnny Loftus of Allmusic gives a favorable review, concluding that "Sugarcult are thankfully more concerned with pleasing the crowd than making a statement." Punktastic characterizes the album as "one hell of a grower," a record "that shows maturity without ever coming across as trite or predictable." The review goes on to call the album "a fine record which, while not as anthemic and instant as its predecessor, is destined to be a sure-fire summer hit."


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  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ " Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  3. ^ " Punktastic review". Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Black Velvet, Shari. "All Roads Lead To Sugarcult". Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  5. ^ SPIN - Oct 2006 - Page 104 Vol. 22, No. 10 "Sugarcult. Lights Out *•* FEARLESS/V2 Raging riffs for getting drunk and getting lucky Though these SoCal pop punks sneaked onto MTV with their 2004 single "Memory," the hard-partying reputation they earned after the song's success was ..."

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