Twin Cinema

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Twin Cinema
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Studio album by The New Pornographers
Released August 23, 2005
Recorded November 2004–April 2005
Genre Indie rock, power pop
Length 47:46
Label Mint/Matador/P-Vine
Producer John Collins, David Carswell, A.C. Newman, Kurt Dahle
The New Pornographers chronology
Electric Version
(2003)
Twin Cinema
(2005)
Challengers
(2007)

Twin Cinema is the third album by Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers. It was released on August 23, 2005. The album was shortlisted for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 85/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly A[5]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[6]
NME 5/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 9.0/10[8]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[9]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[10]
Spin A−[11]
Uncut 4/5 stars[12]

Initial critical response to Twin Cinema was very positive. At Metacritic, which assigns to reviews from mainstream critics a normalized rating out of 100, the album has received a score of 85, based on 32 reviews.[2] Online music magazine PopMatters ranked the album at #1 on their Best Music of 2005 list.[13] Pitchfork Media placed Twin Cinema at number 150 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Twin Cinema"   A. C. Newman 2:59
2. "The Bones of an Idol"   Newman 2:51
3. "Use It"   Newman 3:26
4. "The Bleeding Heart Show"   Newman 4:27
5. "Jackie, Dressed in Cobras"   Dan Bejar 3:06
6. "The Jessica Numbers"   Newman, John Collins 3:06
7. "These Are the Fables"   Newman 3:29
8. "Sing Me Spanish Techno"   Newman 4:16
9. "Falling Through Your Clothes"   Newman 2:53
10. "Broken Breads"   Bejar 3:00
11. "Three or Four"   Newman 3:07
12. "Star Bodies"   Newman 4:07
13. "Streets of Fire"   Bejar 2:41
14. "Stacked Crooked"   Newman 4:18
15. "High Art, Local News" (bonus track on Japanese release and iTunes version) Newman 3:02

Personnel[edit]

The New Pornographers
Additional personnel

Songs[edit]

"The Bleeding Heart Show" is featured in television advertisements for the University of Phoenix and eMusic. "Use It" was the theme song of the CBC Television newsmagazine series The Hour. The song's video included appearances by David Cross, Nardwuar the Human Serviette and Shane Nelken. "Streets of Fire," written by Dan Bejar, is a new version of a song from his debut album with his band Destroyer, We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Winners and Nominees". Polaris Music Prize. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Twin Cinema by The New Pornographers". Metacritic. Retrieved April 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Twin Cinema – The New Pornographers". AllMusic. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ Sinagra, Laura (September 2005). "New Pornographers: Twin Cinema". Blender (40): 134. Archived from the original on January 28, 2006. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ Dombal, Ryan (August 22, 2005). "Twin Cinema". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on December 14, 2005. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ Cromelin, Richard (September 4, 2005). "Soul drowned out by sound". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema". NME: 58. August 20, 2005. 
  8. ^ Mitchum, Rob (August 21, 2005). "The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  9. ^ "The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema". Rolling Stone (980): 70. August 11, 2005. 
  10. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (August 18, 2005). "The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema". Slant Magazine. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  11. ^ Wolk, Douglas (August 2005). "Something to Talk About". Spin 21 (8): 93–94. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  12. ^ "The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema". Uncut (101): 96. October 2005. 
  13. ^ "The Best 50 CDs of 2005". PopMatters. December 19, 2005. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  14. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 150-101". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 

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