Sci-Fi Crimes

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All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
You might not expect an injection of such lighthearted fare on a Chevelle album, but it certainly is no crime. In fact, after such blistering material on 2007's Vena Sera, it almost seemed proper to tackle less weighty subjects such as apparitions, conspiracy theories, and erratic sleeping conditions. Sci-Fi Crimes, the hard rock trio's fifth album, isn't so much a change of pace as it is a change in source material from which to draw the group's fiercely dynamic sound. Experiences in the lives of the band made it easy for lead man Pete Loeffler to boldly go in a new direction with his songwriting. Take "Highland's Apparition," for instance, which is based on a spooky ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
You might not expect an injection of such lighthearted fare on a Chevelle album, but it certainly is no crime. In fact, after such blistering material on 2007's Vena Sera, it almost seemed proper to tackle less weighty subjects such as apparitions, conspiracy theories, and erratic sleeping conditions. Sci-Fi Crimes, the hard rock trio's fifth album, isn't so much a change of pace as it is a change in source material from which to draw the group's fiercely dynamic sound. Experiences in the lives of the band made it easy for lead man Pete Loeffler to boldly go in a new direction with his songwriting. Take "Highland's Apparition," for instance, which is based on a spooky occurrence at a haunted house, or "Roswell's Spell," inspired by a visit to the UFO Museum in New Mexico. Other songs are less off the wall and more right on target. First single "Jars" explores the down side of "going green" in typical Chevelle style. "Letter from a Thief" is perhaps the most personal tale on the album, written about an incident when the band's equipment was stolen during a tour stop. Let's just say the experience hasn't yet been forgiven and forgotten. This is most certainly the same band that draws frequent comparisons to Tool, with its crunchy guitar attack and Loeffler's unforgettable vocal delivery. But it's their ability to pull off such flippant tales with their characteristic punch that gives Sci-Fi Crimes a humanizing appeal not found on their previous records.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2009
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 886974132523
  • Catalog Number: 741325
  • Sales rank: 19,545

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sleep Apnea (3:51)
  2. 2 Mexican Sun (4:15)
  3. 3 Shameful Metaphors (4:21)
  4. 4 Jars (3:19)
  5. 5 Fell into Your Shoes (5:06)
  6. 6 Letter from a Thief (3:27)
  7. 7 Highland's Apparition (4:08)
  8. 8 Roswell's Spell (4:37)
  9. 9 Interlewd (1:21)
  10. 10 A New Momentum (4:25)
  11. 11 This Circus (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chevelle Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Brian Virtue Producer, Engineer
Chevelle Producer
Dean Bernardini Paintings
Peter Loeffler Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great product, poor packaging.

    I had ordered Sci-Fi Crimes and another CD, but both cases arrived cracked. I exchanged this one, only to find that my replacement was cracked as well. The third time was the charm - no damage. Barnes & Noble's package/shipment department should really look into taking better care of their inventory.

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