Forts

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The third album by semi-experimental New York collective the Boggs is the band's most focused and accessible yet. In other words, Forts sounds like it's meant to be messy, sprawling, and haphazard, rather than being so much of all three that it becomes hard to get a grasp on leader Jason Friedman's aesthetic. The Boggs' trademark quirky touches abound: "Little Windows" and "Arm in Arm" are built on the well-known rhythm beds of Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" and Gary Glitter's "Rock & Roll, Pt. 2," respectively, and other songs incorporate atonal strings "Bookends", clattering kitchen sink percussion parts "Forts" and "If We Want [We Can]", and near-subliminal low-end ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The third album by semi-experimental New York collective the Boggs is the band's most focused and accessible yet. In other words, Forts sounds like it's meant to be messy, sprawling, and haphazard, rather than being so much of all three that it becomes hard to get a grasp on leader Jason Friedman's aesthetic. The Boggs' trademark quirky touches abound: "Little Windows" and "Arm in Arm" are built on the well-known rhythm beds of Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" and Gary Glitter's "Rock & Roll, Pt. 2," respectively, and other songs incorporate atonal strings "Bookends", clattering kitchen sink percussion parts "Forts" and "If We Want [We Can]", and near-subliminal low-end improvisations "The Passage", among other ideas. With songs ranging from the frenetic, Fall-like noise pop of "Melanie in White" to the minimalist wiggle of the dancy "Poor Things," a foolish consistency is clearly not Friedman's hobgoblin, and those who require the same of their pop music might find the album frustratingly uneven. Overall, though, Forts is the first Boggs album to apply tuneful songwriting and decent production to their original deliberate sloppiness, and it suits them very nicely indeed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2008
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5016958089023
  • Catalog Number: 758090
  • Sales rank: 292,764

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Forts (2:55)
  2. 2 Remember the Orphans (2:57)
  3. 3 Little Windows (3:43)
  4. 4 One Year On (2:48)
  5. 5 Arm in Arm (3:44)
  6. 6 Bookends (3:52)
  7. 7 After the Day (3:24)
  8. 8 The Passage (4:00)
  9. 9 So I So You (3:03)
  10. 10 Melanie in the White Coat (2:43)
  11. 11 If We Want (We Can) (1:41)
  12. 12 Poor Things (3:58)
  13. 13 Holiday (1:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Boggs Primary Artist
Julian Gross Group Member
Billy Pavone Group Member
Heather D'Angelo Group Member
Jason Friedman Group Member
Brad Conroy Group Member
Christian Obermaier Group Member
David Lloyd Wofford Group Member
Ezekiel Healy Group Member
Technical Credits
Joe Dilworth Cover Photo
Dan Long Engineer
Sarah Register Mastering
Chris Zane Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Billy Pavone Engineer
Brian Devine Executive Producer
Alex Aldi Engineer
Jason Friedman Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production, Drawing
Fabian Lestner Audio Production
Holger Muller Audio Production
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