The Proximity Effect [US Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
On their second album of amiable alternapop, New York trio Nada Surf casually strolls through a thick catalog of various post-grunge styles to suitable, but uninteresting, effect. Producer Fred Maher brings a more rounded, and heftier, wall of sound to their delicately balanced tales of life in the superficial and wishy-washy '90s than Ric Ocasek did on their 1996 debut, High/Low, but it's all ultimately disposable and utterly forgettable. While there are times where The Proximity Effect tries to break out of the limiting corner of the alt-rock universe it's staked for itself like the power-popping, rave-up "Why Are You So Mean to Me?", more often than not it returns ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
On their second album of amiable alternapop, New York trio Nada Surf casually strolls through a thick catalog of various post-grunge styles to suitable, but uninteresting, effect. Producer Fred Maher brings a more rounded, and heftier, wall of sound to their delicately balanced tales of life in the superficial and wishy-washy '90s than Ric Ocasek did on their 1996 debut, High/Low, but it's all ultimately disposable and utterly forgettable. While there are times where The Proximity Effect tries to break out of the limiting corner of the alt-rock universe it's staked for itself like the power-popping, rave-up "Why Are You So Mean to Me?", more often than not it returns to the familiar, and assumingly comforting, haven of angst-free pop. There's nothing really wrong with that concept, but it's certainly one that will keep Nada Surf marked and suppressed with hyphenated labels. This album was reissued in 2003 with the addition of two bonus tracks ["Silent Fighting" and "Spooky"], a video for "Firecracker," and a virtual tour of the band's studio.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Barsuk
  • UPC: 787331800225
  • Catalog Number: 18002
  • Sales rank: 129,609

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hyperspace (4:36)
  2. 2 Amateur (4:01)
  3. 3 80 Windows (4:24)
  4. 4 Mother's Day (3:46)
  5. 5 Troublemaker (4:21)
  6. 6 Bacardi (4:01)
  7. 7 Bad Best Friend (4:10)
  8. 8 Dispossession (2:53)
  9. 9 The Voices (3:28)
  10. 10 Firecracker (3:47)
  11. 11 Slow Down (4:09)
  12. 12 Robot (4:35)
  13. 13 Silent Fighting (3:50)
  14. 14 Spooky (3:54)
  15. 15 Virtual Studio Tour
  16. 16 Firecracker
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nada Surf Primary Artist
Carl Plaster Drums
Peter Lewy Cello
Chris Fudurich Wurlitzer
Ira Elliot Drums, Background Vocals
Daniel Lorca Bass, Vocals
Matthew Caws Guitar, Vocals
Dylan Williams Viola
Technical Credits
Bryce Goggin Contributor
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Fred Maher Producer
Lloyd Puckitt Engineer
Nada Surf Composer
John Parthum Engineer
Chris Fudurich Engineer
Daniel Lorca Artwork, Enhanced CD Design, Scenery
Trish Bauer Booking
Mike Greek Booking
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VERY UNDERRATED

    If you like "Let Go", PLEASE pick up Proximity Effect. While not as "slick" sounding as "Let Go" - being is was made before, but not released in the U.S. - Proximity Effect to me is a deeper, personal, Nada Surf. They truly are a band that makes the music they make - no matter what the "Trend" is at that time. Many gems on this album that open up to you melodically and Lyrically with each listen. "Robot", "80 Windows", etc. Not sure what the above reviewer was listening to. Album is a perfect example of how many U.S. record labels REALLY do not know what the heck they are doing. Always looking for the next huge "one hit wonder" -- instead of sticking with bands that have actual talent, consistency, and longevity.

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