Electric Version

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Electric Version
The New Pornographers Electric Version.jpg
Studio album by The New Pornographers
Released 6 May 2003 (2003-05-06)
Recorded November 2001 – October 2002
Genre Indie rock, power pop
Length 46:41
Label Mint
Matador
Producer The New Pornographers
The New Pornographers chronology
Mass Romantic
(2000)
Electric Version
(2003)
Twin Cinema
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly A–[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 8.1/10[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[9]
Uncut 3/5 stars[10]
The Village Voice B+[11]

Electric Version is the second studio album by Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers. It was released on Matador/Mint on May 6, 2003.

Electric Version was listed at #7 in the Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll of 2003 and #20 in the PopMatters Best Music of 2003 list.[12][13] In 2009, the album ranked #79 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums of the Decade".[14] The title track is featured on the Rock Band game disc.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Carl Newman except as noted.

  1. "The Electric Version" – 2:53
  2. "From Blown Speakers" – 2:49
  3. "The Laws Have Changed" – 3:26
  4. "The End of Medicine" – 2:37
  5. "Loose Translation" – 2:59
  6. "Chump Change" (Dan Bejar) – 4:18
  7. "All for Swinging You Around" – 3:42
  8. "The New Face of Zero and One" – 4:11
  9. "Testament to Youth in Verse" (Dan Bejar) – 3:57
  10. "It's Only Divine Right" – 4:11
  11. "Ballad of a Comeback Kid" (Dan Bejar) – 3:51
  12. "July Jones" – 4:18
  13. "Miss Teen Wordpower" – 3:23
  14. "Turn" (bonus track on Japanese release)

"The Electric Version" is included as a playable song in the video game Rock Band,[15] after narrowly avoiding being cut.[16]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Electric Version by The New Pornographers". Metacritic. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Electric Version – The New Pornographers". AllMusic. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "The New Pornographers: Electric Version". Alternative Press (180): 112. July 2003. 
  4. ^ "The New Pornographers: Electric Version". Blender (16): 122. May 2003. 
  5. ^ Raftery, Brian M. (May 9, 2003). "Electric Version". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ Simpson, Dave (May 9, 2003). "New Pornographers: Electric Version". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ LeMay, Matt (May 6, 2003). "The New Pornographers: Electric Version". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The New Pornographers: Electric Version". Rolling Stone: 135. May 15, 2003. 
  9. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 583. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  10. ^ "The New Pornographers – Electric Version". Uncut. June 1, 2003. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 24, 2003). "Consumer Guide: Diffusion Rools". The Village Voice. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Pazz & Jop 2003: Critics Poll". Robert Christgau. 2004-02-17. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  13. ^ "Best Music of 2003 | #16-20 < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  14. ^ "Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums, Songs Of The ’00s". Stereogum. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  15. ^ Chris, Kohler (2007-10-29). "Remember: Rock Band's Set List Is What You Make It". Wired Blog. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  16. ^ "Harmonix Music Systems". The A.V. Club. 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 

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