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All Music Guide - Jody Macgregor
After four years of living in Los Angeles, it's no surprise that Sick Puppies sound more American than ever on Tri-Polar. The Australian band always drew on U.S. angst rock for its influences, though, and that's even more obvious here than before, with plenty of Alice in Chains, Stabbing Westward, and their ilk apparent on the bandmembers' sleeves. "So What I Lied" has a guitar riff in the midsection typical of Tool, and in "White Balloons" singer Shimon Moore briefly adopts the stop-start cadence of Maynard Keenan. "Don't Walk Away" is a very typical example of the "I know I was wrong" genre that even includes a heartfelt moan of..."I know I was wrong." Another ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jody Macgregor
After four years of living in Los Angeles, it's no surprise that Sick Puppies sound more American than ever on Tri-Polar. The Australian band always drew on U.S. angst rock for its influences, though, and that's even more obvious here than before, with plenty of Alice in Chains, Stabbing Westward, and their ilk apparent on the bandmembers' sleeves. "So What I Lied" has a guitar riff in the midsection typical of Tool, and in "White Balloons" singer Shimon Moore briefly adopts the stop-start cadence of Maynard Keenan. "Don't Walk Away" is a very typical example of the "I know I was wrong" genre that even includes a heartfelt moan of..."I know I was wrong." Another touchstone band whose influence was felt on their previous album, Dressed Up as Life, is My Chemical Romance, and although Tri-Polar's production has their polished sheen, Sick Puppies lack the theatrical edge of My Chemical Romance that makes the sound work. Moore's agonized and echoing screams and shouts would be better served by a production style that wasn't so relentless about smoothing out all of the rough edges, letting them be as ragged as it sounds like the band wants them to be. The downtrodden revenge fantasy "Master of the Universe" has a quirky slap bass intro and a sitar layered into the guitar solo; it's the album's highlight. Unfortunately for Sick Puppies, though, there's nothing with the breakthrough potential of "All the Same" here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/2009
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099922863126
  • Catalog Number: 28631
  • Sales rank: 12,848

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 War (3:13)
  2. 2 I Hate You (3:28)
  3. 3 Riptide (3:11)
  4. 4 You're Going Down (3:07)
  5. 5 Odd One (3:47)
  6. 6 So What I Lied (3:42)
  7. 7 Survive (3:12)
  8. 8 Should've Known Better (3:52)
  9. 9 Maybe (3:29)
  10. 10 Don't Walk Away (3:48)
  11. 11 Master of the Universe (3:33)
  12. 12 In It for Life (4:05)
  13. 13 White Balloons (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sick Puppies Primary Artist
Tim Pierce Guitar
Cameron Stone Cello
Shimon Moore Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Emma Anzai Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Mark Goodwin Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ross Hogarth Engineer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Nigel Lundemo Programming, Engineer
Skidd Mills Producer
Dorian Crozier Producer, Engineer
Antonina Armato Producer
Tim James Producer
Steve Hammons Engineer
Devrim "DK" Karaoglu Programming, Producer
Adam Comstock Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Sick Puppies are a great band. Very Original and Definitive. I have seen them perform live, they not only capture that live sound on thier albums but creating such a picture of the world they live in.

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    anthor awesome wwe theme

    your going down is a awesome song!

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