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)Mass Romantic2000
Electric Version
(2003)
Twin Cinema
(2005)Twin Cinema2005
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 Records and Mint Records on May 6, 2003.

Electric Version placed at number seven in The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop poll of 2003 and was ranked at number 20 on PopMatters' Best Music of 2003 list.[12][13] In 2009, the album ranked number 79 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums of the Decade".[14]

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

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" (Bejar) – 3:57
  10. "It's Only Divine Right" – 4:11
  11. "Ballad of a Comeback Kid" (Bejar) – 3:51
  12. "July Jones" – 4:18
  13. "Miss Teen Wordpower" – 3:23
  14. "Turn" (bonus track on Japanese release)

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
Production

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. ^ Smith, RJ (May 2003). "New Pornographers: Electric Version". Blender (16): 122. Archived from the original on October 27, 2004. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  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". The Guardian. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ LeMay, Matt (May 6, 2003). "The New Pornographers: Electric Version". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian (May 15, 2003). "The New Pornographers: Electric Version". Rolling Stone: 135. Archived from the original on March 28, 2004. Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  9. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 583. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  10. ^ "The New Pornographers – Electric Version". Uncut (73): 98. June 2003. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 24, 2003). "Consumer Guide: Diffusion Rools". The Village Voice. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ "The 2003 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll". The Village Voice. February 17, 2004. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Best Music of 2003 | #16–20". PopMatters. December 17, 2003. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  14. ^ "100 Best Albums of the 2000s". Rolling Stone. July 11, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  15. ^ Kohler, Chris (October 29, 2007). "Remember: Rock Band's Set List Is What You Make It". Wired. Retrieved November 3, 2007. 
  16. ^ Dahlen, Chris (July 17, 2008). "Harmonix Music Systems". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 19, 2008. 

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