Today [Today & Uncollected]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Galaxie 500's debut doesn't merely live up to the sweet promise of the band's debut single "Tugboat," Today's final song, but almost without trying becomes its own gently powerful touchstone. While the influences are clear -- third album Velvet Underground, early non-dance New Order, psychedelic haze and fuzz thanks to the reverb Kramer piled on as producer -- the resulting brew easily stands on its own. By never feeling the need to conventionally rock out, the Damon Krukowski/Naomi Yang rhythm section comes up with its own brand of intensity. Sometimes the two are persistently skipping along without Krukowski having to bash the hell out of the drums (the downright ...
See more details below
CD
$18.35
BN.com price
(Save 3%)$18.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $15.63   
  • New (4) from $15.63   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Galaxie 500's debut doesn't merely live up to the sweet promise of the band's debut single "Tugboat," Today's final song, but almost without trying becomes its own gently powerful touchstone. While the influences are clear -- third album Velvet Underground, early non-dance New Order, psychedelic haze and fuzz thanks to the reverb Kramer piled on as producer -- the resulting brew easily stands on its own. By never feeling the need to conventionally rock out, the Damon Krukowski/Naomi Yang rhythm section comes up with its own brand of intensity. Sometimes the two are persistently skipping along without Krukowski having to bash the hell out of the drums (the downright delightful "Oblivious" is a good example), other times they simply play it soft and slow. Meanwhile, Dean Wareham's low-key chiming and slightly lost, forlorn singing, at places wry and whimsical, often achingly sad, forms the perfect counterpoint to the songs' paces, feeling like a gauzy dream. When he comes up with his own brand of electric guitar heroics, it's very much in the Lou Reed vein of less being more, setting the mood via strumming and understated but strong soloing. One particular descendant gets honored with a cover version: Jonathan Richman, whose "Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste" is turned into a deceptively calm epic, with marvelous playing by all three members. It's easier to lose oneself in the flow of the sound rather than worry about any deep meaning, making the stronger images that come to the fore all that more entertaining, like "watching all the people fall to pieces" in "Parking Lot." "Tugboat" itself, meanwhile, remains as wonderful as ever, a cascading confession of love at the expense of everything else, somehow mournful and triumphant all at once. [The 2010 reissue on Krukowski and Yang's label 20/20/20 adds a second disc that duplicates the Uncollected disc of unreleased tracks and rarities that was originally a part of the Rykodisc's Galaxie 500 box set, then a separate release.]
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/2010
  • Label: 20/20/20
  • UPC: 600197100820
  • Catalog Number: 7
  • Sales rank: 46,472

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Flowers (4:27)
  2. 2 Pictures (3:25)
  3. 3 Parking Lot (2:53)
  4. 4 Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste (6:49)
  5. 5 Temperature's Rising (5:06)
  6. 6 Oblivious (3:18)
  7. 7 It's Getting Late (3:30)
  8. 8 Instrumental (3:06)
  9. 9 Tugboat (3:54)
  10. 10 King of Spain (4:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cheese and Onions (3:05)
  2. 2 Them (3:42)
  3. 3 Final Day (2:54)
  4. 4 Blue Thunder (3:46)
  5. 5 Maracas Song (3:53)
  6. 6 Crazy (1:54)
  7. 7 Jerome (2:46)
  8. 8 Song in 3 (3:25)
  9. 9 Oblivious (3:21)
  10. 10 I Can't Believe It's Me (3:57)
  11. 11 Walking Song (2:51)
  12. 12 The Other Side (4:55)
  13. 13 On the Floor (2:49)
  14. 14 Rain/Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste (8:53)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Galaxie 500 Primary Artist
Ralph Carney Tenor Saxophone
Dean Wareham Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Dave Rick Guitar
Damon Krukowski Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Naomi Yang Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Galaxie 500 Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Jonathan Richman Composer
Alan Douches Mastering
Dean Wareham Composer
Naomi Yang Composer
Byron Coley Liner Notes
Perkin Barnes Engineer
Eugène Atget Cover Photo
Marc Alghini Executive Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously