Parallel Play

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For the psychology concept, see Parallel play. For the EP by Panama Wedding, see Parallel Play (EP). For the memoir by Tim Page, see Parallel Play (book).
Parallel Play
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by Sloan
Released June 10, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Rock, power pop
Length 37:17
Label murderecords, Yeproc
Producer Nick Detoro, Sloan
Sloan chronology
Never Hear the End of It
Parallel Play
Hit & Run (EP)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10)[2]
Spin 3/5 stars[3]
CHARTattack 3.5/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B+[5]

Parallel Play is the ninth studio album by Canadian rock band Sloan. At the time of its release, it was the band's shortest studio album; their previous album Never Hear the End of It, is their longest album. The first single released from the album was "Believe in Me", and the second single was "Witch's Wand". The song "The Other Side" was featured on the popular American television series, Castle. The album was nominated for "Rock Album of the Year" at the 2009 Juno Awards.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sloan.

No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Believe in Me" Patrick Pentland 3:17
2. "Cheap Champagne" Jay Ferguson 2:46
3. "All I Am Is All You're Not" Chris Murphy 3:03
4. "Emergency 911" Andrew Scott 1:50
5. "Burn for It" Patrick Pentland 2:38
6. "Witch's Wand" Jay Ferguson 2:50
7. "The Dogs" Andrew Scott 3:54
8. "Living the Dream" Chris Murphy 2:52
9. "The Other Side" Patrick Pentland 2:53
10. "Down in the Basement" Andrew Scott 2:58
11. "If I Could Change Your Mind" Jay Ferguson 2:07
12. "I'm Not a Kid Anymore" Chris Murphy 2:26
13. "Too Many" Andrew Scott 3:43
Total length: 37:17


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  4. ^ "Sloan — Parallel Play". Chart. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  5. ^ "Parallel Play |". Entertainment Weekly's 
  6. ^ "Awards". Retrieved June 19, 2016.