Gratitude

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Gratitude features Jonah Matranga, the creative force behind Onelinedrawing and former frontman of Far, as well ex-Crumb guitarist Mark Weinberg. Matranga has said he suspended Onelinedrawing because of its emo perceptions, and that's obvious in Gratitude's straightforward, rewarding songwriting. It's Weezer "Drive Away", latter-day Jimmy Eat World "This Is the Part", and even U2 "Greatest Wonder" that they have in mind -- bands that fuse their turns of emotion to satisfying electric guitar crunch instead of the melodrama and wandering song structures of emo. Gratitude isn't a risk taker. It doesn't pierce the brain with post-hardcore stickpins, nor are its lyrics ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Gratitude features Jonah Matranga, the creative force behind Onelinedrawing and former frontman of Far, as well ex-Crumb guitarist Mark Weinberg. Matranga has said he suspended Onelinedrawing because of its emo perceptions, and that's obvious in Gratitude's straightforward, rewarding songwriting. It's Weezer "Drive Away", latter-day Jimmy Eat World "This Is the Part", and even U2 "Greatest Wonder" that they have in mind -- bands that fuse their turns of emotion to satisfying electric guitar crunch instead of the melodrama and wandering song structures of emo. Gratitude isn't a risk taker. It doesn't pierce the brain with post-hardcore stickpins, nor are its lyrics burdened with flowery language. "This is the part where we start to feel better, and stop shutting up" -- it wants to comfort, but also entertain, and do it all with recognizable elements. Matranga's past projects touch the album here and there, but the meat of it comes from reliable guitar hooks and pleasantly romantic lyrics. And that's exciting, because it makes Gratitude sound like an early-'80s pop band built for 21st century ears. "Sadie" starts out with a quiet piano figure, but instead of dwelling in the shadows it transforms into a pogo-worthy rocker. "Another Division St." adds swooning synths to its melodic indie groove, and "Begin Again" closes -- naturally -- with the repetition of its rousing electric guitar melody. Albums sometimes have agendas, just like the tag of a particular scene can color a band's intent. Gratitude's debut has none of that -- it's crazy to say it, but this record just keeps it real.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678374425
  • Catalog Number: 83744
  • Sales rank: 200,812

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Drive Away (3:19)
  2. 2 Last (3:23)
  3. 3 All in a Row (2:53)
  4. 4 The Greatest Wonder (4:11)
  5. 5 This Is the Part (2:54)
  6. 6 Feel Alright (3:55)
  7. 7 Sadie (3:46)
  8. 8 Someone to Love (4:36)
  9. 9 Another Division St. (3:44)
  10. 10 If Ever (3:39)
  11. 11 Dream, Again (3:09)
  12. 12 Begin Again (6:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gratitude Primary Artist
Kenny Aronoff Drums
Matt Chamberlain Percussion, Drums
Don Heffington Percussion
Greg Leisz Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Patrick Warren Piano, Clavinet, chamberlain, Wurlitzer
Jonah Matranga Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jeremy Tappero Guitar
Thomas Becker Drums
Bob Lindsey Bass
Mark Weinberg Guitar
Mark Weinberg Guitar
Bobby Lindsey Bass Guitar
Dave Jarnstrom Drums
Technical Credits
Jim Scott Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Jonah Matranga Composer
Rohner Segnitz Artwork, Art Direction
Chris Testa Engineer
Mark Weinberg Composer
Chris Holmes Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jonah Rocks my world!

    If you haven't listened to Jonah yet. i suggest you do or else you haven't lived. he definently rocks my world!

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