Union

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On their second full-length album, Union, the Anglo-American band the Boxer Rebellion continue to sound like U2 as fronted by Radiohead's Thom Yorke. The British rhythm section of bassist Adam Harrison and drummer Piers Hewitt sets up simple, repetitive patterns for each track, over which Australian guitarist Todd Howe plays simple, shimmering sequences that fill up the sound picture. On top is American singer Nathan Nicholson, singing in a whiny tenor disconnected lyrics, usually directed at a "you" who seems to be an unhappy love interest, expressing charges of betrayal and the overall inadequacies of life. The songs tend to build in intensity, without the tension ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On their second full-length album, Union, the Anglo-American band the Boxer Rebellion continue to sound like U2 as fronted by Radiohead's Thom Yorke. The British rhythm section of bassist Adam Harrison and drummer Piers Hewitt sets up simple, repetitive patterns for each track, over which Australian guitarist Todd Howe plays simple, shimmering sequences that fill up the sound picture. On top is American singer Nathan Nicholson, singing in a whiny tenor disconnected lyrics, usually directed at a "you" who seems to be an unhappy love interest, expressing charges of betrayal and the overall inadequacies of life. The songs tend to build in intensity, without the tension being broken until the end. It's easy to imagine this working in concert, even if, on disc, the relentlessness can be wearing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2010
  • Label: The Boxer Rebellion
  • UPC: 837654554142
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 66,903

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Flashing Red Light Means Go (5:24)
  2. 2 Move On (4:17)
  3. 3 Evacuate (3:31)
  4. 4 Soviets (4:08)
  5. 5 Spitting Fire (2:50)
  6. 6 Misplaced (6:14)
  7. 7 The Gospel of Goro Adachi (3:38)
  8. 8 These Walls Are Thin (2:32)
  9. 9 Forces (4:03)
  10. 10 Semi-Automatic (3:22)
  11. 11 Silent Movie (5:15)
  12. 12 Broken Glass (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Boxer Rebellion Primary Artist
Adam Harrison Group Member
Nathan Nicholson Group Member
Angela Gannon Background Vocals
Piers Hewitt Group Member
Todd Howe Group Member
Technical Credits
Tom Morris Producer
Daniel Morgan Cover Art
Kevin Metcalfe Mastering
The Boxer Rebellion Composer, Producer
Todd Howe Cover Art
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