Shapes

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All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Succinctly, Shapes is a fascinating record that takes great liberties with rock-n-roll. They combine fuzzed-out blasts ala Blue Cheer with quasi-psychedelic twanging and droning. Being rock dogs more than a little trippy, the unsuspecting listener is liable to be derailed and require debriefing from a Polvo-handler before feeling safe around multi-instrumental rock albums again. Polvo now defunct has often shared the stage with Sonic Youth. There is more than a passing resemblance, at times, but Polvo retains more consistent cohesion and turns tighter corners, too. Does that make them a better band or a more unpredictable one? I say predicting that Polvo will be looked on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Succinctly, Shapes is a fascinating record that takes great liberties with rock-n-roll. They combine fuzzed-out blasts ala Blue Cheer with quasi-psychedelic twanging and droning. Being rock dogs more than a little trippy, the unsuspecting listener is liable to be derailed and require debriefing from a Polvo-handler before feeling safe around multi-instrumental rock albums again. Polvo now defunct has often shared the stage with Sonic Youth. There is more than a passing resemblance, at times, but Polvo retains more consistent cohesion and turns tighter corners, too. Does that make them a better band or a more unpredictable one? I say predicting that Polvo will be looked on as one of the better bands of the 90s is a safe bet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/1997
  • Label: Touch & Go Records
  • UPC: 036172087921
  • Catalog Number: 179
  • Sales rank: 354,241

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Enemy Insects (6:14)
  2. 2 The Fighting Kites (1:31)
  3. 3 Rock Post Rock (4:11)
  4. 4 The Golden Ladder (3:04)
  5. 5 Downtown Dedication (3:39)
  6. 6 Pulchritude (1:46)
  7. 7 Twenty White Tents (5:14)
  8. 8 Everything in Flames (3:28)
  9. 9 D.D. (S.R.) (4:54)
  10. 10 El Rocio (12:41)
  11. 11 Lantern (3:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Polvo Primary Artist
Spott Trumpet
Brian Walsby Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Weston Engineer
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