Censored Colors

Censored Colors

by Portugal. The Man
     
 

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Wasilla, AK, received a great deal of attention in 2008 as the city where VP candidate Sarah Palin once served as mayor, and as a place with a terrible crystal meth problem. Wasilla is also the city that gave listeners Portugal. The Man -- an alternative pop
ock outfit that has had a lot of potential but hasn't always beenSee more details below

Overview

Wasilla, AK, received a great deal of attention in 2008 as the city where VP candidate Sarah Palin once served as mayor, and as a place with a terrible crystal meth problem. Wasilla is also the city that gave listeners Portugal. The Man -- an alternative pop
ock outfit that has had a lot of potential but hasn't always been consistent. Censored Colors, it turns out, is their most consistent and memorable album (certainly as of 2008), and this 53-minute CD finds Portugal. The Man sounding more focused and decisive without sacrificing their experimental nature. The Alaskans have tried different things on different releases; on Censored Colors, their approach is best described as alternative pop
ock with theatrical leanings and elements of progressive rock, psychedelic rock, and soul. Rock musicals are an influence -- Portugal. The Man's members sound like have been checking out Tommy and Hair -- as are artists ranging from Pink Floyd to Radiohead to the Beatles (the gift that keeps on giving). But Portugal. The Man never sound confused on Censored Colors; they had some growing and developing to do, and they show a lot of growth as a band on this 2008 release. That is not to say that Censored Colors isn't self-indulgent at times, but the album's excesses are not a major problem -- and overall, Censored Colors leaves listeners with a favorable impression of the band. Censored Colors is a definite step forward for Portugal. The Man.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
Label:
Equal Vision Records
UPC:
0794558115322
Rank:
13126

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Portugal. The Man   Primary Artist
Matt Clifford   Slide Guitar
Anthony Saffery   Sitar
Aaron Perrino   Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
Phil Peterson   Synthesizer,Harmonica,Percussion,Trombone,Trumpet,Accordion,Cello,Harp,Vocals
Kirk Huffman   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Charles Peterson   Shouts
Jason Sechrist   Drums,Background Vocals
John Baldwin Gourley   Guitar,Vocals
Victoria Parker   Violin
Thomas Hunter   Slide Guitar
Ryan Sollee   Vocals
Ryan Neighbors   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,fender rhodes
Zoe Manville   Vocals
Zachary Scott Carothers   Bass Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Q. Kolderie   Producer,Audio Production
Adam Taylor   Producer
Ian Kennedy   Mastering
Phil Peterson   Producer,Engineer
Kirk Huffman   Producer,Engineer
John Baldwin Gourley   Composer
Rich Holtzman   Management

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