A Different Ship

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Luke Temple and company keep on their road with the band's third album, but Here We Go Magic just aren't quite living up to their name beyond familiar, ultimately less than inspiring moves. It's not that the bandmembers aren't trying -- more than once they almost suggest an inspired fusion of early Beta Band with Hail to the Thief-era Radiohead, if more straightforwardly rock-inclined than both. But when Temple's voice takes on more of a clear Thom Yorke quality as it goes -- "Alone But Moving" in particular is pretty much an overt tribute -- then sometimes the line between inspiration and tribute is effaced. The album does start promisingly: after a bit of moody murkiness ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Luke Temple and company keep on their road with the band's third album, but Here We Go Magic just aren't quite living up to their name beyond familiar, ultimately less than inspiring moves. It's not that the bandmembers aren't trying -- more than once they almost suggest an inspired fusion of early Beta Band with Hail to the Thief-era Radiohead, if more straightforwardly rock-inclined than both. But when Temple's voice takes on more of a clear Thom Yorke quality as it goes -- "Alone But Moving" in particular is pretty much an overt tribute -- then sometimes the line between inspiration and tribute is effaced. The album does start promisingly: after a bit of moody murkiness in a brief piece appropriately and descriptively called "Intro," hearing them shift into a mood that sounds like Nick Drake getting quietly funky -- soft echoed vocals, bouncing bass, and a steady pulsing energy in the rhythms -- is a treat. Here We Go Magic move between more full-on hyperactivity in that vein from songs like "Make Up Your Mind" and "I Believe in Action" to the easier-going grooves of "Alone But Moving," but too often they don't do much with that. "How Do I Know" strikes one of the better balances between the band's two sides, driving and energetic while just a bit wistful, even as Temple's voice has a bit more of a clipped quality. Meanwhile, "Over the Ocean" isn't a Low cover but that might have been a fun curve ball, or at least a more distinct one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • UPC: 656605023021
  • Catalog Number: 50230
  • Sales rank: 105,167

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:51)
  2. 2 Hard to Be Close (3:47)
  3. 3 Make Up Your Mind (4:06)
  4. 4 Alone But Moving (3:57)
  5. 5 I Believe in Action (4:39)
  6. 6 Over the Ocean (4:26)
  7. 7 Made to Be Old (4:06)
  8. 8 How Do I Know (4:30)
  9. 9 Miracle of Mary (3:51)
  10. 10 A Different Ship (8:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Here We Go Magic Primary Artist
Jennifer Turner Group Member
Peter Hale Group Member
Luke Temple Group Member
Kristina Lieberson Group Member
Michael Bloch Group Member
Technical Credits
Nigel Godrich Producer, Engineer
Drew Brown Engineer
Luke Temple Composer, Artwork
Deb Fenstermacher Management
Daniel Murphy Artwork
James Sandom Management
Here We Go Magic Arranger, Composer
Hugo Nicolson Engineer
Bryan Gardner Mastering
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