Every Kind of Light

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Every Kind of Light
Every kind of light.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 28, 2005
RecordedFebruary-August 2004
StudioThe Soundhouse (Seattle, Washington)
GenreRock
Length49:38
LabelRykodisc
ProducerIneptunes
The Posies chronology
At Least, at Last
(2000)
Every Kind of Light
(2005)
Blood/Candy
(2010)

Every Kind of Light is the sixth studio album by The Posies, released on June 28, 2005 by Rykodisc. This was the first full-length album release by the band since 1998's Success, after which they had disbanded. Starting in 2000, the band began performing numerous reunion shows, while principal songwriters Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer pursued solo recordings and tours.[1] This is the first Posies album to feature bassist/guitarist Matt Harris and drummer Darius Minwalla.[2]

Distribution[edit]

Every Kind of Light was available on iTunes three weeks prior to its announced release, and the album quickly hit the iTunes Most Popular list.[citation needed] Two songs from the album, "Love Comes" and "I Guess You're Right", came as sample music on Windows Vista-equipped computers.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound6/10 stars link
Pitchfork(6.8/10) link
Spin(7/10) link

Every Kind of Light received mixed to positive reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has a score of 66 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[3]

Peter Gaston of Spin wrote that "Even with a rather ho-hum second stanza, Every Kind of Light is an instant reminder that the '90s would have been a far worse place without the Posies, and that this decade is much better off with them around."[4] Joe Tangari of Pitchfork called the album "...a decent record spiked with a few classic moments of patent posies pop ecstasy, even though the album fails to live up to The Posies previous works."[5] In a mixed review, AllMusic's Mark Deming called the album "...a bit hollow," writing that "It's nice to have the Posies back in the studio again," but that "Every Kind of Light isn't the triumphant return fans might have hoped for."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Jon Auer, Matt Harris, Darius Minwalla and Ken Stringfellow.

No.TitleLength
1."It's Great to Be Here Again!"3:58
2."Conversations"4:44
3."All in a Day's Work"4:20
4."I Guess You're Right"3:32
5."Anything and Everything"3:41
6."Second Time Around"3:35
7."Last Crawl"4:26
8."Could He Treat You Better?"4:05
9."Love Comes"3:19
10."I Finally Found a Jungle I Like!!!"3:14
11."That Don't Fly"4:38
12."Sweethearts of Rodeo Drive"6:21
Japanese bonus track[6]
No.TitleLength
13."Open Me to the Way" 

Personnel[edit]

The Posies[edit]

  • Jon Auer - lead vocals and guitars
  • Ken Stringfellow - lead vocals, guitars and bass
  • Matt Harris - bass and guitar
  • Darius Minwalla - drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Ineptunes - production
  • Kip Beelman - engineer
  • Ed Brooks - mastering
  • Rick Fisher - mastering
  • Paul Grosso - art direction, design
  • Dan Marcus - trombone on "I Finally Found a Jungle I Like!!"
  • Jay Thomas - trumpet on "Last Crawl" and "I Finally Found a Jungle I Like!!"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richardson, Derk. The Posies pop up with a new comeback CD. San Francisco Gate. 1 September 2005. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  2. ^ a b Deming, Mark. Every Kind of Light - The Posies. Allmusic. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  3. ^ Critic Reviews of Every Kind of Light. Metacritic. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  4. ^ Gaston, Peter. The Posies,'Every Kind of Light'. Spin Magazine. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  5. ^ Tangari, Joe. Album Reviews: The Posies: Every Kind of Light. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 26 June 2011
  6. ^ Every Kind of Light ThePosies.net. Accessed May 28, 2010.