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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
It's no surprise that Neon Trees opened for the Killers on their 2008 North American tour -- the same kind of hyper-literate lyrics and whip-smart hooks run through the band's debut album Habits. However, the Provo, UT quartet doesn't have the huge, and occasionally cumbersome, ambitions that Brandon Flowers and company possess. Instead, Neon Trees keep it focused and catchy, crafting unrepentantly slick songs with huge choruses, and where everything falls into place at exactly the expected moment. Though elements of post-punk and dance-punk pop up here and there -- "Love and Affection'"s jabbing riffs are pure Bloc Party -- Neon Trees know how to absorb them fully into ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
It's no surprise that Neon Trees opened for the Killers on their 2008 North American tour -- the same kind of hyper-literate lyrics and whip-smart hooks run through the band's debut album Habits. However, the Provo, UT quartet doesn't have the huge, and occasionally cumbersome, ambitions that Brandon Flowers and company possess. Instead, Neon Trees keep it focused and catchy, crafting unrepentantly slick songs with huge choruses, and where everything falls into place at exactly the expected moment. Though elements of post-punk and dance-punk pop up here and there -- "Love and Affection'"s jabbing riffs are pure Bloc Party -- Neon Trees know how to absorb them fully into irresistible pop. Habits' first single, "Animal," uses the precision punk-pop of the Strokes for its underpinnings, then tops them with piles of shiny synths and handclaps. "In the Next Room's" mischievous pianos instantly bring the Cure's "The Lovecats" to mind, though the rest of the song is pure 2000s alt pop. Neon Trees are so savvy that it's almost a flaw -- next time out, they could let a little more idiosyncrasy into their songs. Regardless, this mini-album shows off their undeniable pop skills.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602527320601
  • Catalog Number: 001397202
  • Sales rank: 16,777

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sins of My Youth (3:39)
  2. 2 Love and Affection (3:04)
  3. 3 Animal (3:32)
  4. 4 Your Surrender (3:41)
  5. 5 1983 (3:43)
  6. 6 Girls and Boys In School (3:32)
  7. 7 In the Next Room (3:50)
  8. 8 Our War (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neon Trees Primary Artist
Tyler Glenn Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Elaine Bradley Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Branden Campbell Bass, Group Member
Chris Allen Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Doug Joswick Package Production
Scott Wiley Engineer
Sluggo Composer, Engineer, Additional Production
Carlos de la Garza Engineer
Mark Rains Engineer
Loren Israel Management
Tim Pagnotta Composer, Producer, Engineer
Paul Resta Marketing
Mark Santangelo Mastering
Bill McGathy Management
S*A*M Composer, Engineer, Additional Production
Andy West Art Direction
Todd Russell Art Direction
Sean Walsh Pro-Tools
Ian Kirkpatrick Producer, Engineer
David Klein Booking
Kristen Yiengst Photo Coordination
Kyle Black Pro-Tools
Neon Trees Composer
Tyler Glenn Composer, Concept
Hanna Korkonen Cover Art
Brooke Heller Management
Ryan Harlacher Booking
Ashley Novak grooming
Michael Iurato Management
Andrew Genger Artist Development
Branden Campbell Composer
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  • Posted December 19, 2010

    A MUST BUY!!!

    I love Neon Trees! Each song on this album is unique. Tyler Glenn's vocals are amazing, and Elaine is awesome on the drums. The lyrics are catchy and have good meaning, solid beats, and amazing vocals. It's good to know that there are actually good, original bands out there. Neon Trees is here to stay!!!

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