The Tyranny of Distance

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All Music Guide - Nate Cavalieri
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Nate Cavalieri
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.]
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2001
  • Label: Lookout Records
  • UPC: 763361926821
  • Catalog Number: 268

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ted Leo Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Brendan Canty Drums
Danny Leo Percussion, Drums
Sebastian Thomson Drums
James Canty Drums
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
Brendan Canty Producer
Sebastian Thomson Engineer
Brendan Cant Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful

    Still one of the best albums to have come out within the last five years. Ted Leo is God. There. I said it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TED LEO SUX BIG TIME

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great!

    i love this band i would sugest it to anyone.

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