Fifth

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Fifth is the fifth album from the Autumn Defense, the side project of longtime Wilco members John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone, and if that doesn't seem like an especially exciting name, it doesn't take long to realize that they put enough imagination into the music that they can be forgiven for not going overboard when dreaming up a title. Much like their brilliant 2007 self-titled album, Fifth is a gorgeous evocation of '70s soft rock fading into sunshine pop, and the craft of the album is unassailable: Stirratt and Sansone's lead vocals and harmonies are outstanding, the arrangements and performances are beautiful and emotionally powerful for all their smooth and sunny ...
See more details below
CD (Digi-Pak)
$15.03
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$16.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $12.22   
  • New (4) from $12.22   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Fifth is the fifth album from the Autumn Defense, the side project of longtime Wilco members John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone, and if that doesn't seem like an especially exciting name, it doesn't take long to realize that they put enough imagination into the music that they can be forgiven for not going overboard when dreaming up a title. Much like their brilliant 2007 self-titled album, Fifth is a gorgeous evocation of '70s soft rock fading into sunshine pop, and the craft of the album is unassailable: Stirratt and Sansone's lead vocals and harmonies are outstanding, the arrangements and performances are beautiful and emotionally powerful for all their smooth and sunny exteriors, and the songwriting is superb, at once capturing the sound and feel of a specific era and creating something that's absolutely fresh in its sincerity and subtle force. While it would be easy to make music like this sound treacly and ironic, the Autumn Defense understand that pop music can cover a broad emotional palette, and part of what makes Fifth so effective is Stirratt and Sansone's gift for adding the right amount of shade to their Laurel Canyon sunset fantasies. "August Song," "What's It Take," and "Calling Your Name" are near-perfect pop songs that tell tales of a less-than-perfect world, even as "Why Don't We" and "This Thing That I've Found" find them embracing the warmer side of the imaginary paradise they've created. And while in the past Stirratt and Sansone have brought in some of their well-known friends to help them bring the Autumn Defense to life in the studio, this time they've recorded with the live band they use on the road, and the performances have an ineffable warmth and nuance that come from musicians being comfortable with one another. Fifth isn't much of a title, but the music is something very special, and this is one of the smartest and best-crafted pop albums of recent memory.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/2014
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • UPC: 634457235427
  • Catalog Number: 2354
  • Sales rank: 69,754

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 None of This Will Matter (3:44)
  2. 2 This Thing That I've Found (3:28)
  3. 3 I Can See Your Face (3:59)
  4. 4 I Want You Back (4:09)
  5. 5 Calling Your Name (3:29)
  6. 6 Can't Love Anyone Else (3:46)
  7. 7 August Song (3:12)
  8. 8 Under the Wheel (4:12)
  9. 9 Why Don't We (3:21)
  10. 10 The Light In Your Eyes (4:31)
  11. 11 Things On My Mind (3:17)
  12. 12 What's It Take (5:01)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Autumn Defense Primary Artist
Technical Credits
John Stirratt Composer
Patrick Sansone Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously