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Tyranny of Distance
     

The Tyranny of Distance

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by Ted Leo
 
With his premiere release on Lookout Records, Ted Leo makes a significant creative leap forward from the body of his substantial catalog. By fusing the punk and retro-pop elements of his musical history with a noisy affection for '60s blues-rock formulas, The Tyranny of Distance showcases some of Leo's best songwriting to date. Laden with falsetto hooks and

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With his premiere release on Lookout Records, Ted Leo makes a significant creative leap forward from the body of his substantial catalog. By fusing the punk and retro-pop elements of his musical history with a noisy affection for '60s blues-rock formulas, The Tyranny of Distance showcases some of Leo's best songwriting to date. Laden with falsetto hooks and overtly romantic observations of the world, he is able to control combinations of aggression and sentiment and focus them into highly melodic expressions of pure emotion. Leo places himself next to songwriting greats such as Billy Bragg and Elvis Costello through lyrical wit and intelligence and with The Tyranny of Distance he proves that he is one of the most creative, forward thinking songwriters in the underground. [A Japanese version includes bonus tracks.]

Editorial Reviews

Spin Magazine - Caryn Ganz
Hearts of Oak... finds the former hardcore frontman (Citzens Arrest, Animal Crackers) and mod punk (seven years with Washington, D.C.'s Chisel) penning tight, hooky pop songs that push his register-hopping voice to its falsetto limits.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2001
Label:
Lookout Records
UPC:
0763361926821
catalogNumber:
268

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The Tyranny of Distance 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this band i would sugest it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Still one of the best albums to have come out within the last five years. Ted Leo is God. There. I said it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ted leo is majorly washed up! i mean hes got, like 2 good songs, just what i needed and my best friend's girl, right, and the rest of the CD is a wash! dont waste your money.