Double Cross

The Double Cross

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by Sloan
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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:
05/10/2011
Label:
Yep Roc Records
UPC:
0634457223028
catalogNumber:
2230
Rank:
137648

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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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The Double Cross 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great piece of pop craft, did the previous reviewers even listen to the album?
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