Smeared

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2005
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923573425
  • Catalog Number: 5734
  • Sales rank: 227,876

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Underwhelmed (4:45)
  2. 2 Raspberry (4:01)
  3. 3 I Am The Cancer (3:41)
  4. 4 Median Strip (3:35)
  5. 5 Take It In (3:58)
  6. 6 500 Up (4:20)
  7. 7 Marcus Said (4:31)
  8. 8 Sugartune (3:33)
  9. 9 Left Of Centre (2:32)
  10. 10 Lemon Zinger (4:11)
  11. 11 Two Seater (3:05)
  12. 12 What's There to Decide? (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sloan Primary Artist, 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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