Prepare the Preparations

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Irreverent and polished, Ludo continue to deliver their brand of slick power pop meets post-hardcore on their fourth album, Prepare the Preparations. With a lighthearted obsession with pop culture, robots, and skeletons, Volpe and company deliver their usual collection of confidently offbeat rock with songs like "Whipped Cream" showing off the band's quirky, Weezer-esque side. The band also takes its sound in some unexpected directions, like the ironically indulgent "Cyborgs vs. Robots," which plays like the driving theme song to an '80s action movie, complete with modulated robot vocals and hair metal wails. On "Skeletons on Parade," Ludo show off their theatrical side,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Irreverent and polished, Ludo continue to deliver their brand of slick power pop meets post-hardcore on their fourth album, Prepare the Preparations. With a lighthearted obsession with pop culture, robots, and skeletons, Volpe and company deliver their usual collection of confidently offbeat rock with songs like "Whipped Cream" showing off the band's quirky, Weezer-esque side. The band also takes its sound in some unexpected directions, like the ironically indulgent "Cyborgs vs. Robots," which plays like the driving theme song to an '80s action movie, complete with modulated robot vocals and hair metal wails. On "Skeletons on Parade," Ludo show off their theatrical side, which mixes equal parts sea shanty and cabaret into a macabre singalong. While these excursions don't always work, it's good to see not only that Ludo's sense of humor is still intact, but that the band isn't content to do the same old thing album after album. All in all, Prepare the Preparations shows that Ludo are the lovable, lovelorn, and weird band that they've always been, but with a few twists and turns that should surprise fans who have been with the band from the beginning.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2010
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602527450063
  • Catalog Number: 001456502
  • Sales rank: 70,819

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ludo Primary Artist
Tim Christensen Upright Bass
Marc McClusky Loops
Matt Bowen Violin
Andrew Volpe Group Member
Tim Ferrell Group Member
Tim Convy Group Member
Matt Palermo Group Member
Tommy Cantillon Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Pete Martinez Engineer
Dave McNair Mastering
Matt Wallace Producer
Doug Joswick Package Production
Marc McClusky Programming, Producer, Engineer
Matt Bowen Programming
Paul Resta Marketing
Todd Russell Art Direction
Andrew Volpe Composer, Lyricist
Tim Ferrell Composer, Lyricist
Tim Convy Art Direction
Will Kennedy Engineer
Antoinette Trotman Music Business Affairs
Ian Allen Music Business Affairs
Jayme Thornton Band Photo
Nicole Wyskoarko Music Business Affairs
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