Oceans Will Rise

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Oceans Will Rise
Oceans Will Rise Album Cover - The Stills.jpg
Studio album by The Stills
Released August 19, 2008
Recorded 2007-2008
Genre Indie rock
Length 48:16
Label Arts & Crafts
Producer Gus Van Go, The Stills
The Stills chronology
Without Feathers
(2006)
Oceans Will Rise
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blender 4/5 stars[3]
eMusic 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork (5.8/10)[5]
Pop Matters 6/10 stars[6]
Reax Magazine 4/5 stars[7]
Spin 2.5/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars[9]

Oceans Will Rise is the third and final album by Montreal indie rock band the Stills, released August 19, 2008.

In late 2007, Toronto-based record label Arts & Crafts signed the band to a worldwide recording deal. Once again working with producer Gus Van Go, the group felt, according to vocalist Tim Fletcher, "a raw energy of inspiration" during the new album's recording efforts that was absent in previous sessions.[10] Two tracks, "Being Here" and "Rooibos/Palm Wine Drinkard", were first available for download via Spin magazine's website.

Pitchfork noted that the album "reconciled the mannered 1980s sound that first got them noticed with the open-hearted earthiness of their sophomore effort".[11]

Oceans Will Rise was awarded a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year on March 28, 2009.[12]

The track "Everything I Build" was featured in the 2009 episode "Rubicon" of ABC television series Defying Gravity. The track "I'm With You" was featured in an Alexander Keith's beer commercial in Canada.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Talk Down" – 4:08
  2. "Snow in California" – 3:52
  3. "Snakecharming the Masses" – 4:21
  4. "Being Here" – 3:29
  5. "Everything I Build" – 3:47
  6. "Panic" – 3:43
  7. "Eastern Europe" – 3:08
  8. "Hands on Fire" – 4:57
  9. "Dinosaurs" – 3:45
  10. "I'm With You" – 3:22
  11. "Rooibos/Palm Wine Drinkard" – 5:43
  12. "Statue of Sirens" – 4:02

Singles[edit]

  • "Being Here" (August 4, 2008)
  • "Don't Talk Down" (December 15, 2008)
  • "I'm With You" (April 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oceans Will Rise by The Stills". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Blender review
  4. ^ "eMusic". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Stills: Oceans Will Rise Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Stills: Oceans Will Rise". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "reaxmusic.com". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Stills, 'Oceans Will Rise' (Arts&Crafts) - SPIN". 18 August 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Review: The Stills - Oceans Will Rise - Sputnikmusic". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "New Stills Album Out Aug. 19". Spin Magazine. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  11. ^ "The Stills: Oceans Will Rise Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  12. ^ Punter, Jennie (29 March 2009). "The Stills nab two Juno Awards". Retrieved 5 October 2016.