You Think It's Like This but Really It's Like This

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You Think It's Like This but Really It's Like This
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Studio album by Mirah
Released June 6, 2000
Genre Indie rock
Length 45:22
Label K
Producer Mirah, Phil Elvrum
Mirah chronology
Storageland EP
(1997)
You Think It's Like This but Really It's Like This
(2000)
Advisory Committee
(2001)

You Think It's Like This but Really It's Like This is Mirah's debut album, released in 2000 on K Records. The indie rock album was well received, scoring a 4/5 stars from Allmusic, who called it "a masterpiece of lo-fi beauty."[1]

Production[edit]

The album followed Mirah's debut release, Storageland EP and was produced by Mirah and Phil Elvrum, with a number of contributing instrumentalists.[1]The track "Engine Heart" was used for the soundtrack of the film Love and Other Drugs, a 2010 romantic comedy.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The album was well received, scoring a 4/5 stars from Allmusic, who called it "a masterpiece of lo-fi beauty." They praised the production by Phil Elvrum, and stated the album is "a true indie pop triumph. From beginning to end, You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This hovers majestically on a cloud of songcrafting genius and, as the title suggests, is constantly in a state of shapeshifting. Tones change from elegant to pensive to heavy but still manage to drift by graciously with the help of Mirah's wistful voice and intimately personal lyrics."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Million Miles" – 1:55
  2. "Sweepstakes Prize" – 4:49
  3. "Of Pressure" – 3:53
  4. "This Dance" – 2:26
  5. "La Familia" – 2:53
  6. "Gone Sugaring" – 1:19
  7. "Person Person" – 2:21
  8. "Engine Heart" – 2:35
  9. "Archipelago" – 4:23
  10. "100 Knives" – 3:53
  11. "Murphy Bed" – 2:19
  12. "Pollen" – 2:27
  13. "Small Town" – 1:17
  14. "Water and Sleep" – 4:00
  15. "Telephone Wires" – 2:30
  16. "Words Cannot Describe" – 2:22

Personnel[edit]

  • Mirah - Choir/Chorus, Composer, Primary Artist, Recorder
  • John Golden - Mastering
  • Paul West - Piano
  • Amber Bell - Choir/Chorus, Photography
  • Arrington de Dionyso - Choir/Chorus, Flute
  • Phil Elvrum - Choir/Chorus, Multi Instruments
  • Jenn Kliese - Choir/Chorus, violin
  • Khaela Maricich - Photography
  • Ariana Murray - Choir/Chorus

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