Smeared

Smeared

by Sloan
     
 

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Sloan's debut album, Smeared is a bit of a mess, as the group tries to combine catchy pop melodies with punky rhythms and washes of dissonant feedback borrowed straight from Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine records. Those aren't the only two influences that are apparent on …  See more details below

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Sloan's debut album, Smeared is a bit of a mess, as the group tries to combine catchy pop melodies with punky rhythms and washes of dissonant feedback borrowed straight from Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine records. Those aren't the only two influences that are apparent on Smeared -- references to all sorts of American indie rock, from the Velvet Underground to Nirvana, are scattered throughout the record. Sloan, surprisingly, can harness these diverse influences into a winning combination of sighing melodies and swirling guitars, and while the band's songwriting is occasionally a little unfocused, the best songs -- "Underwhelmed," "Two Seater," "I Am the Cancer," "What's There to Decide?" -- are quite impressive.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2005
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923573425
catalogNumber:
5734

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sloan   Primary Artist,Group
Patrick Pentland   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jennifer Pierce   Vocals
Andrew Scott   Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Jay Ferguson   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Chris Murphy   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Sloan   Composer,Producer
George Marino   Mastering
Patrick Pentland   Composer
Michael Golob   Art Direction
Terry Pulliam   Producer,Engineer
Andrew Scott   Composer
Jay Ferguson   Composer
Chris Murphy   Composer,Cover Photo

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