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The Bull, The Balloon and The Family

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All Music Guide - Charles Spano
Like the Weakerthans southerly, desert-bound Phoenix, to be specific cousins, Reubens Accomplice play angular and smart pop songs built on a sunny outlook to tweaker trailer park culture, strip malls majesty, and spacious adolescent plains. The band is markedly stronger on their more propulsive numbers -- take "Big Apple, Small Heart," for instance, which crunches power pop, Jimmy Eat World bombast, emo-psychedelia points for new genre and waves of noise all into the same song. The country-pop twang of "Underneath the Golden Grain" sounds like Limbeck, and "All Chorus" recalls the more McCartney-inspired moments of Saves the Day's In Reverie, but with an epic grandeur ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Charles Spano
Like the Weakerthans southerly, desert-bound Phoenix, to be specific cousins, Reubens Accomplice play angular and smart pop songs built on a sunny outlook to tweaker trailer park culture, strip malls majesty, and spacious adolescent plains. The band is markedly stronger on their more propulsive numbers -- take "Big Apple, Small Heart," for instance, which crunches power pop, Jimmy Eat World bombast, emo-psychedelia points for new genre and waves of noise all into the same song. The country-pop twang of "Underneath the Golden Grain" sounds like Limbeck, and "All Chorus" recalls the more McCartney-inspired moments of Saves the Day's In Reverie, but with an epic grandeur that band never really aims for. The Bull, the Balloon and the Family is not a perfect album, but Reubens Accomplice has made good on the promise of their debut, and created a record that is not only as melodic and moving as the average emo fare, but more rocking and more true to themselves and their experiences.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2004
  • Label: Western Tread
  • UPC: 829757562124
  • Catalog Number: 3

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big Apple, Small Heart (4:35)
  2. 2 Lost Sun (3:36)
  3. 3 Underneath the Golden Grain (3:13)
  4. 4 All Chorus (5:16)
  5. 5 Leave the City (3:23)
  6. 6 This Town (4:17)
  7. 7 It Is What It Is (3:11)
  8. 8 Tonight We Drink (4:11)
  9. 9 In and Out of Key (3:41)
  10. 10 Act On (Feeling Alone) (3:51)
  11. 11 America You Look Good (3:27)
  12. 12 What You Want Gets You (5:33)
  13. 13 [Untitled Hidden Track] (0:04)
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  40. 40 [Untitled Hidden Track] (2:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Reubens Accomplice Primary Artist, Group
John O'Reilly Drums
Howe Gelb Piano, Vocals, Guest Appearance
David Bazan Vocals, Guest Appearance
Matt Maher Keyboards
Amy Ross Vocals
Jamal Ruhe Vocals
Jeff Bufano Group Member
Chris Corak Group Member
Technical Credits
Jim Adkins Producer
Reubens Accomplice Producer
Jeff Bufano Composer
Chris Corak Composer
Ben Allgood Art Direction
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