Realistic

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All Music Guide - Nitsuh Abebe
Realistic isn't a great album on its own, but it hints strongly at Ivy's potential. A good deal of the songwriting comes from Academy Award-nominated Adam Schlesinger also of Fountains of Wayne, who has an incredible ability to crank out pop songs -- the writing on Realistic is occasionally marvelous, but bland. Overly slick production and a few lackadaisical songs keep the album from becoming very memorable. While French singer Dominique Durand's wispy, enchanting voice and several great pop songs "Everyday," "Dying Star" make Realistic worthwhile, the band's later releases bring more life to Ivy's smooth and gentle style of pop.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Nitsuh Abebe
Realistic isn't a great album on its own, but it hints strongly at Ivy's potential. A good deal of the songwriting comes from Academy Award-nominated Adam Schlesinger also of Fountains of Wayne, who has an incredible ability to crank out pop songs -- the writing on Realistic is occasionally marvelous, but bland. Overly slick production and a few lackadaisical songs keep the album from becoming very memorable. While French singer Dominique Durand's wispy, enchanting voice and several great pop songs "Everyday," "Dying Star" make Realistic worthwhile, the band's later releases bring more life to Ivy's smooth and gentle style of pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Unfiltered
  • UPC: 829917400426
  • Catalog Number: 74004
  • Sales rank: 382,872

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get Enough (2:41)
  2. 2 No Guarantee (3:06)
  3. 3 Decay (3:53)
  4. 4 15 Seconds (3:35)
  5. 5 Everyday (3:45)
  6. 6 Point of View (4:24)
  7. 7 Don't Believe a Word (2:48)
  8. 8 Beautiful (2:32)
  9. 9 Shallow (3:33)
  10. 10 In the Shadows (4:19)
  11. 11 Dying Star (3:46)
  12. 12 Over (6:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ivy Primary Artist
Julius Klepacz Drums
Kurt Ralske Strings, Slide Guitar
Adam Schlesinger Group Member
Dominique Durand Group Member
Andy Chase Group Member
Technical Credits
Ivy Composer, Producer, Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Kurt Ralske Producer, Engineer
Rojo Engineer
Adam Schlesinger Producer, Writer, Contributor
Andy Chase Producer, Engineer
Greg Galbi Mastering
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