Idols of Exile

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Since the release of his second album, 2003's Motor Motel Love Songs, singer/songwriter Jason Collett has kept himself busy writing and recording with his music family in Broken Social Scene. In the midst of completing and releasing their self-titled masterpiece in 2005, Collett resumed his solo career. Idols of Exile picks up where the bittersweet melodies of Motor Motel Love Songs left off. Album opener "Fire" sets the mood with its laid-back acoustic guitars and golden-toned harmonies. Collett sweetly sings, "The good morning comes like a hit and run." Despite his words packing such a punch from the start, these songs are much more relaxed and inviting. Having his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Since the release of his second album, 2003's Motor Motel Love Songs, singer/songwriter Jason Collett has kept himself busy writing and recording with his music family in Broken Social Scene. In the midst of completing and releasing their self-titled masterpiece in 2005, Collett resumed his solo career. Idols of Exile picks up where the bittersweet melodies of Motor Motel Love Songs left off. Album opener "Fire" sets the mood with its laid-back acoustic guitars and golden-toned harmonies. Collett sweetly sings, "The good morning comes like a hit and run." Despite his words packing such a punch from the start, these songs are much more relaxed and inviting. Having his friends in tow -- singer/songwriter Leslie Feist, Emily Haines, and James Shaw Metric, Evan Cranley and Amy Millan Stars, Andrew Whiteman Apostle of Hustle, Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning Broken Social Scene, and Charles Spearin Do Make Say Think -- adds to the warm spirit of Idols of Exile. It's a day-driving kind of record, alt-country melodies sun-soaked in lush soundscapes of social merrymaking, broken hearts, and pink skylines. From the slow dance of "Almost Summer" and Haines' wispy vocals of "Hangover Days" to the more playful clap-along of "I'll Bring the Sun" and "Feral Republic," Idols of Exile isn't much different from what Collett has done with Broken Social Scene in the way that it is an honest and decent record. It is a more stripped-down affair compared to Broken Social Scene's more ambitious material, so fans of the band or those fond of the Arts & Crafts label should enjoy Idols of Exile.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2006
  • Label: Arts & Crafts
  • UPC: 827590100022
  • Catalog Number: 10
  • Sales rank: 144,880

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fire (2:49)
  2. 2 Hangover Days (4:36)
  3. 3 Brownie Hawkeye (3:53)
  4. 4 We All Lose One Another (4:21)
  5. 5 Parry Sound (4:58)
  6. 6 I'll Bring the Sun (3:34)
  7. 7 Tinsel and Sawdust (5:19)
  8. 8 Feral Republic (2:54)
  9. 9 Pavement Puddle Stars (2:19)
  10. 10 Almost Summer (3:51)
  11. 11 Pink Night (4:25)
  12. 12 These Are the Days (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jason Collett Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Cash Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Julian Brown Bass
Tony Scherr Bass, Electric Guitar
Andrew Whiteman Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tres
James Shaw Trumpet, Background Vocals
Bob Egan Pedal Steel Guitar
Howie Beck Bass, Harmonica, Mandolin, Piano, Drums, Glockenspiel, Tambourine, Triangle, Shaker, Guiro
Brendan Canning Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Charles Spearin Banjo
Evan Cranley Trombone, Background Vocals
Kevin Drew Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Emily Haines Vocals
Justin Peroff Drums, Tom-Tom
Leslie Feist Background Vocals
Liam O'Neil Synthesizer
Kersti McLeod Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Amy Millan Background Vocals
Chris Brown Organ, Clavinet
Julie Penner Violin
Afie Jurvanen Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Peter Hudson Engineer
Howie Beck Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Noah Mintz Mastering
Louise Upperton Artwork
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