Tweet Aren't The New Pornographers divisive? My brother thinks they are as wet and fruity as a melted super split. I'll quote him; "shit band, shit name, shit music." But then again, a lot of what he likes to listen to late at night sounds like the erratic rattles of broken cement mixers, so maybe his opinion doesn't count here. I love The New Pornographers though. I think there is a real weathered strength to their tunes that stands the test of time. I've listened to their previous albums a fuckload and annoyance never seems to set in, which is rare for music so instantly catchy. I'd say its because there's a subtlety there too, a lot of thought and structure goes into AC Newman's songwriting and at times it almost has the heft and greatness of all time classic pop composers such as Jimmy Webb. Also, I can't understand why their navel gazing Canadian counterparts the Arcade Fire have done so well in comparison to them? Is it because people get uncomfortable asking for their CD because of their inexplicably sleazy band name? My girlfriend's auntie did. Hopefully the new album will change all that because they piss all over the Arcade Fire as far as I'm concerned. This tune is called Myriad Harbour, and as with other newbie tune My Rights vs Your Rights it suggests the new album will be more string-heavy and produced then previous efforts. "Ah no, not Strings!" You might freak. And I wouldn't blame you, but here, the strings seem to be in the best possible taste, i.e. they don't bludgeon you to death to disguise a lack of fresh ideas the way another Canuck band does.
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