Good Old War

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Indie rock trio Good Old War traded emo-pop for folksy jangle pop on their 2008 debut, and if the Pennsylvania outfit's eponymous sophomore outing is any indication, they're a lot happier in the paisley underground than they were brooding about with Days of the New. The album opens with an effervescent mini-instrumental that comes off like Grizzly Bear trying less to impress, a compliment that applies to the majority of the 14 tracks that follow. Good Old War is at its best when applying '60s-infused pop melodies to a 21st century indie rock template, and on standout tracks like "Here Are the Problems" and "That's Some Dream," the band manages to sound like the...
See more details below
CD (Digi-Pak)
$13.54
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$15.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $6.29   
  • New (4) from $7.68   
  • Used (1) from $6.29   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Indie rock trio Good Old War traded emo-pop for folksy jangle pop on their 2008 debut, and if the Pennsylvania outfit's eponymous sophomore outing is any indication, they're a lot happier in the paisley underground than they were brooding about with Days of the New. The album opens with an effervescent mini-instrumental that comes off like Grizzly Bear trying less to impress, a compliment that applies to the majority of the 14 tracks that follow. Good Old War is at its best when applying '60s-infused pop melodies to a 21st century indie rock template, and on standout tracks like "Here Are the Problems" and "That's Some Dream," the band manages to sound like the Flaming Lips fronted by Paul Simon. When the group decides to let a little darkness back in, like on the bluesy "Get Some" and the Nick Drake-esque "I Should Go," the melancholy feels communal rather than self-absorbed, and the music stays accessible without ever becoming cloying, which is a hard feat to pull off, especially when your record includes a track called "Woody's Hood Boogie Woogie."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2010
  • Label: Sargent House
  • UPC: 634457528321
  • Catalog Number: 38
  • Sales rank: 148,215

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Good (0:57)
  2. 2 Here Are the Problems (2:57)
  3. 3 My Own Sinking Ship (2:53)
  4. 4 Making My Life (3:32)
  5. 5 Old (1:02)
  6. 6 That's Some Dream (2:34)
  7. 7 Sneaky Louise (3:04)
  8. 8 Get Some (2:32)
  9. 9 While I'm Away (2:38)
  10. 10 Woody's Hood Boogie Woogie (2:03)
  11. 11 My Name's Sorrow (2:28)
  12. 12 World Watching (2:59)
  13. 13 I Should Go (2:44)
  14. 14 Thinking of You (1:16)
  15. 15 War (0:56)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Good Old War Primary Artist
Tim Arnold Percussion, Accordion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Keith Goodwin Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Daniel Schwartz Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
James Blood Ulmer Artwork
Bernie Becker Mastering
Keith Goodwin Engineer
Good Old War Composer, Producer
Dale Becker Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

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
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews