Icarus (The Forms album)

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Icarus
TheForms-Icarus.jpg
Studio album by The Forms
Released February 4, 2003
Genre Pop rock, indie rock
Label Threespheres
Producer Steve Albini
The Forms chronology
Icarus
(2003)
The Forms
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Popmatters positive

Icarus is an album by the band The Forms, produced by Steve Albini[2][3] and released on February 4, 2003.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stel" - 0:57
  2. "Stel (Continued)" - 1:24
  3. "Innizar" - 0:15
  4. "Innizar (Continued)" - 3:28
  5. "Sunday" - 2:22
  6. "Sunday (Continued)" - 0:30
  7. "Seagull" - 1:36
  8. "Classical" - 3:43
  9. "Stravinsky" - 1:52
  10. "Black Metal" - 1:41

Reception[edit]

Upon release, Icarus gained generally positive reviews,[5] and critics compared the band favorably to early-emo rock group Sunny Day Real Estate.[2][6] Mac Randall of The New York Observer described the band as "aggro-artsy trio fond of awkward time signatures, sly rhythmic manipulation, curlicuing vocal lines, and giving one song two separate track numbers for no obvious reason... [T]hese guys make a virtue out of attention-deficit disorder."[6] PopMatters called the band "one of the most exciting, if not one of the best, new acts in indie rock right now."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Icarus at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Terlesky, John (February 6, 2003). "Brooklyn-based Forms adds new content to emo-rock", The Morning Call, p. E14.
  3. ^ Machosky, Michael (June 27, 2003). "Taking Forms", Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved on 2009-07-05.
  4. ^ Icarus at AllMusic
  5. ^ Proskocil, Niz (January 15, 2004). "Heavenly success for the Forms", Omaha World-Herald, p. GO10.
  6. ^ a b Randall, Mac (March 17, 2003). "My Two Cents on 50 Cent, Lovett, Massive Attack, Other 'Pokey' CD's", The New York Observer, p. 19.
  7. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (October 17, 2003). "The Forms: Icarus", PopMatters. Retrieved on 2009-07-05.