Twin Cinema

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Twin Cinema
Studio album by The New Pornographers
Released August 23, 2005
Recorded November 2004 – April 2005
Genre Indie rock, power pop
Length 47:46
Label Mint/Matador/P-Vine
Producer John Collins, David Carswell, A.C. Newman, Kurt Dahle
The New Pornographers chronology
Electric Version
(2003)
Twin Cinema
(2005)
Challengers
(2007)

Twin Cinema is the third album by Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers. It was released on August 23, 2005. The album was shortlisted for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle 4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club Favorable[4]
Blender 4/5 stars [5]
Pitchfork Media 9.0/10[6]
PopMatters 9/10[7]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars 11 Aug 05, p.70
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars [8]

Initial critical response to Twin Cinema was very positive. At Metacritic (which assigns to reviews from mainstream critics a normalized rating out of 100), the album has received a score of 85, based on 32 reviews.[9] Online music magazine PopMatters ranked the album at #1 on their Best Music of 2005 list.[10] Pitchfork Media placed Twin Cinema at number 150 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by A.C. Newman except where noted.

  1. "Twin Cinema" – 2:59
  2. "The Bones of an Idol" – 2:51
  3. "Use It" – 3:26
  4. "The Bleeding Heart Show" – 4:27
  5. "Jackie, Dressed in Cobras" (Dan Bejar) – 3:06
  6. "The Jessica Numbers" (Newman, John Collins) – 3:06
  7. "These Are the Fables" – 3:29
  8. "Sing Me Spanish Techno" – 4:16
  9. "Falling Through Your Clothes" – 2:53
  10. "Broken Breads" (Bejar) – 3:00
  11. "Three or Four" – 3:07
  12. "Star Bodies" – 4:07
  13. "Streets of Fire" (Bejar) – 2:41
  14. "Stacked Crooked" – 4:18
  15. "High Art, Local News" (bonus track on Japanese release and iTunes version) – 3:02

Personnel[edit]

The New Pornographers
Additional personnel

Songs[edit]

"The Bleeding Heart Show" is featured in television advertisements for the University of Phoenix and eMusic. "Use It" is the theme song of the CBC Television newsmagazine series The Hour. The song's video included appearances by David Cross, Nardwuar the Human Serviette and Shane Nelken. "Streets of Fire," written by Dan Bejar, is a new version of a song from his debut album with his band Destroyer, We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Winners and Nominees". Polaris Music Prize. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: Twin Cinema". Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Dentler, Matt (September 9, 2005). "Review: The New Pornographers Twin Cinema (Matador)". Nick Barbaro. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Phipps, Keith (August 23, 2005). "Review: Twin Cinema". Onion, Inc. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Blender Review
  6. ^ Mitchum, Rob (August 21, 2005). "Review: The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema (Matador; 2005)". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Lundy, Zeth (August 19, 2005). "Review: THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Twin Cinema (Matador)". popmatters.com. Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  8. ^ Baron (2005). "The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema". Tiny Mix Tapes. Mr. P. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "New Pornographers:Twin Cinema (2008): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  10. ^ "The Best 50 CDs of 2005". PopMatters. December 19, 2005. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 150-101". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 

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