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The Golden Band

The American Analog Set - The Golden Band
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Based on 29 ratings
1999 Ratings: #104
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July 6, 1999 / Release Date
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one of my favorite bands ever. they somehow constantly managed to make their signature sound more and more enticing to the ear


Split the difference between some elements of Low, Deathcab and Yo La Tengo and you have the dreamy pleasantly dreamy, without being boring, lush and deeply quiet subtle beauty of the American Analog Set. Hushed to a fault, which may have been to their long-term detriment, the large part of their discography stayed in the high 90s without moving away from this sound. The suite at the end calls to mind restraint in a cinematically under-spoken way, while the deeply sweet one-two mid-album punch ... read more



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Track List

  1. Weather Report
  2. A Good Friend Is Always Around
  3. It's All About Us
  4. A Schoolboy's Charm
  5. The Wait
  6. New Drifters I
  7. New Drifters II
  8. New Drifters III
  9. New Drifters IV
  10. The Golden Band
  11. I Must Soon Quit the Scene
  12. Will the Real Danny Radnor Please Stand?

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Added on: April 22, 2015