AOTY 2017
Get Guilty
A.C. Newman - Get Guilty
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2009 Ratings: #260 / 807
User Score
Based on 5 ratings
January 20, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Matador Records / Label
Phil Palazzolo, A.C. Newman / Producer
Indie Pop / Genres / Website
Your Review



Carl Newman's music, whether with New Pornographers or solo, is typically referred to through the deceptive category of "power pop." But concentrating on simplicity and force alone unfairly deflects attention from the nuance of Newman's approach-- in his lyrics, arrangements, and delivery, there's always much more going on than can be viewed at a distance. Because of the power pop tag, the emergence of Newman's "quieter" side-- best represented by 2004 solo album The Slow Wonder and the Pornographers' overlooked 2007 LP Challengers-- led many to question if, absent the effusive energy, his music was still worthwhile. Wonder's follow-up Get Guilty isn't going to satiate those looking for another Twin Cinema, but it helps solidify the fact-- known to fans for a while now-- that Newman's singularity as a songwriter lies in more than histrionics.

May 9, 2017
Fav Tracks: All of My Days and All of My Days Off, The Heartbreak Rides
Track List
  1. There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve
  2. The Heartbreak Rides
  3. Like a Hitman, Like a Dancer
  4. Submarines of Stockholm
  5. Prophets
  6. Thunderbolts
  7. The Palace At 4 AM
  8. The Changeling (Get Guilty)
  9. Elemental
  10. Young Atlantis
  11. The Collected Works
  12. All of My Days and All of My Days Off
Contributions By
royalflush, patton, philthy