Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Volcano, I'm Still Excited's self-titled debut album is a hooky, quirky '80s-inspired joyride that is light, frothy fun but leaves you with a slightly empty feeling. About half of the songs rush past and leave little impression, being silly filler like "By No Means" or instrumental fluff like "Firebombing London." It is sort of a bad sign that a band's debut is plagued by filler. Perhaps they should have cut down on the interludes and instrumentals and stuck to the songs, because the songs that do stick are pretty good: a combination of Spoon's tough angularity, Ben Folds' wordplay, and a cleaned-up version of Elephant 6's sonic adventurism. The sound is built around organ, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Volcano, I'm Still Excited's self-titled debut album is a hooky, quirky '80s-inspired joyride that is light, frothy fun but leaves you with a slightly empty feeling. About half of the songs rush past and leave little impression, being silly filler like "By No Means" or instrumental fluff like "Firebombing London." It is sort of a bad sign that a band's debut is plagued by filler. Perhaps they should have cut down on the interludes and instrumentals and stuck to the songs, because the songs that do stick are pretty good: a combination of Spoon's tough angularity, Ben Folds' wordplay, and a cleaned-up version of Elephant 6's sonic adventurism. The sound is built around organ, primitive synths, guitar, and very simple drums. Throw singer Mark Duplass' plaintive vocals on top of lots of chord changes and energetic performances and you have something. Tracks like "Shouting Across the Water" and the pounding "In Green" are memorable and fun, the kind of songs that have you already looking forward to the band's next release and make this the kind of record you might just need in your collection especially if you are finding the wait between Spoon albums to be interminable. Just be ready to program it before you play it and hope the next record is more streamlined.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/2004
  • Label: Polyvinyl Records
  • UPC: 644110006721
  • Catalog Number: 67
  • Sales rank: 256,467

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (0:19)
  2. 2 2nd Gun (2:17)
  3. 3 Trunk of My Car (2:20)
  4. 4 Joe Jaxon (3:15)
  5. 5 In Green (2:08)
  6. 6 Fisticuffs (2:30)
  7. 7 Echo Park (1:06)
  8. 8 New Brad (2:58)
  9. 9 Mostly on an Island (4:00)
  10. 10 Around the Dream (3:11)
  11. 11 Goodbye, Casio (3:22)
  12. 12 By No Means (1:40)
  13. 13 Firebombing London (1:31)
  14. 14 Shouting Across the Water (2:38)
  15. 15 Byron's 24th Christmas (3:18)
  16. 16 Two Exclamation Points (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! Primary Artist
Andy Sharp Vocals
Craig Montoro Group Member
Mark Duplass Group Member
Orchestra At The City College Of New York Performing Ensemble
John Thomas Robinette III Group Member
Technical Credits
John Golden Mastering
Carolyn Mark Composer
Andy Sharp Producer, Engineer
Byron Westbrook Composer
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