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Returning to normal operations after a three-year hiatus, Sloan offer a few new wrinkles on The Double Cross -- the polyester-draped "Your Daddy Will Do" salutes the '70s in a suitably spangly disco fashion, there's a hint of delicate pastoral folk on "Green Gardens, Cold Montreal" -- but the group doesn't stray from the pop collage of 2006's Never Hear the End of It. Each of the 12 cuts lands somewhere between an homage and invention, the four singer/songwriters of Sloan splicing together their deep record collections in ways familiar and fresh. An organ may bring Dylan to mind, harmonies may recall the Beatles, yet these allusions are deployed with knowing ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Returning to normal operations after a three-year hiatus, Sloan offer a few new wrinkles on The Double Cross -- the polyester-draped "Your Daddy Will Do" salutes the '70s in a suitably spangly disco fashion, there's a hint of delicate pastoral folk on "Green Gardens, Cold Montreal" -- but the group doesn't stray from the pop collage of 2006's Never Hear the End of It. Each of the 12 cuts lands somewhere between an homage and invention, the four singer/songwriters of Sloan splicing together their deep record collections in ways familiar and fresh. An organ may bring Dylan to mind, harmonies may recall the Beatles, yet these allusions are deployed with knowing winks in songs that don't explicitly sound like their influences. Sloan are craftsman who weld their good taste into charming miniatures, and if The Double Cross retains a hint of familiarity -- not due to the source material but rather the workmanship -- the group's level of skill assures that this is as comfortably satisfying as its predecessors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/2011
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • UPC: 634457223028
  • Catalog Number: 2230

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sloan Primary Artist
Patrick Pentland Group Member
Andrew Scott Group Member
Kevin Hilliard Percussion
Gregory MacDonald Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Stylophone
Jay Ferguson Group Member
Chris Murphy Group Member
Technical Credits
Sloan Composer, Producer, Graphic Design
Joao Carvalho Mastering
Ryan Haslett Producer, Engineer
Kevin Hilliard Cover Photo
Simon Evers Graphic Design
Gregory MacDonald Cover Photo
Chris Murphy Cover Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Another great piece of pop craft, did the previous reviewers eve

    Another great piece of pop craft, did the previous reviewers even listen to the album?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2011

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    Posted June 28, 2011

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