Now We Can See

The Thermals - Now We Can See
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Based on 20 reviews
2009 Ratings: #133 / 834
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Based on 10 ratings
April 7, 2009 / Release Date
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Kill Rock Stars / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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With an economical use of language, a keen sense of the rhythms of repetition, and a sly, unobtrusive way with the reoccurring images that interest him (the sea, eyes/vision, the earth), the Thermals' Hutch Harris has always been able to ponder life's big questions without being ponderous. It helps that his words are always set

against such sublimely sloppy pop riffs. But on Now We Can See, his band's fourth full-length, he takes advantage of a newfound musical maturity, buffing his fuzzy riffs into polished power-pop, which finally casts a much-deserved spotlight on his lyrics.

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#8/No Ripcord
#16/Consequence of Sound
#21/A.V. Club

Track List

  1. When I Died 
  2. We Were Sick 
  3. Let It Go 
  4. Now We Can See
  5. At the Bottom of the Sea 
  6. When We Were Alive
  7. I Called Out Your Name
  8. When I Was Afraid 
  9. Liquid In, Liquid Out
  10. How We Fade 
  11. You Dissolve

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