This Is It and I Am It and You Are It...

Marnie Stern - This Is It and I Am It and You Are It...
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Based on 8 reviews
2008 Ratings: #39 / 735
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Based on 19 ratings
October 7, 2008 / Release Date
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Back in the mid-00s, Marnie Stern should have been a bigger, stellar name within the whole indie-scene, then as powerful as it ever was, and even though her punk-roots might have pushed her aside, she definitely was one of those artists who have/had an interesting artistic vision. Blending the disruptive side of punk-music (revisited, chewed and regurgitated in the form of math-rock) with the most sugary aspects of radio-friendly pop, Stern built this hyper-colorful brand of noise-rock that ... read more
hellodecatur
92
Hot take: the supposed "bubblegum pop" aspect of her music constantly cited by critics is just melodicism but, like, written by a pretty blonde lady.

Favorite Tracks: Prime, Transformer, The Crippled Jazzer, Steely, The Package is Wrapped, Roads? Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads, The Devil's In the Details
CheapandLethal
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Worth a listen
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#20/No Ripcord
#24/Tiny Mix Tapes
#44/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. Prime
  2. Transformer
  3. Shea Stadium
  4. Ruler
  5. The Crippled Jazzer
  6. Steely
  7. The Package Is Wrapped
  8. Simon Says
  9. Vault
  10. Clone Cycle
  11. Roads ? Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads
  12. The Devil's In the Details
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