Arches and Aisles

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All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
On their third album, singer/songwriter Rebecca Gates' Spinanes lay out a more melodic and lyrically enticing platter, nearly achieving the scarred beauty that their past two efforts merely hinted at within the grooves. Gates receives more than a little help from various studio pals this time around, assisting her in her obstinate quest for indie pop splendor. Arches and Aisles appends its folky lo-fi tunes with a solid backbeat, eliminating much of the oblique posturing from past albums and focusing instead on the crispness of the songs. Gates can still be elusive at times, even cryptic in her meandering wordplay, and some of the songs still crawl around barren indie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
On their third album, singer/songwriter Rebecca Gates' Spinanes lay out a more melodic and lyrically enticing platter, nearly achieving the scarred beauty that their past two efforts merely hinted at within the grooves. Gates receives more than a little help from various studio pals this time around, assisting her in her obstinate quest for indie pop splendor. Arches and Aisles appends its folky lo-fi tunes with a solid backbeat, eliminating much of the oblique posturing from past albums and focusing instead on the crispness of the songs. Gates can still be elusive at times, even cryptic in her meandering wordplay, and some of the songs still crawl around barren indie territory with nowhere to go. But the sweet and sour samples mixed into Arches and Aisles make it the Spinanes least confining, and most listenable, album. [The CD was also released with bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1998
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787041729
  • Catalog Number: 417
  • Sales rank: 377,586

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kid in Candy (4:33)
  2. 2 Greetings from the Sugar Lick (4:18)
  3. 3 72-74 (3:05)
  4. 4 Leisure Run (4:58)
  5. 5 Love, the Lazee (4:27)
  6. 6 Sucker's Trial (2:48)
  7. 7 Slide Your Ass (1:49)
  8. 8 Reach V. Speed (3:50)
  9. 9 Den Trawler (4:05)
  10. 10 Eleganza (4:14)
  11. 11 Heisman Stance (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Spinanes Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Rebecca Gates Producer
John McEntire Engineer, Contributor
Sam Prekop Contributor
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