@#%&*! Smilers

@#%&*! Smilers

by Aimee Mann
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Overview

@#%&*! Smilers

Smilers reaffirms Aimee Mann's place as one of pop music's most distinctive songwriters, with an exceptional talent for beautiful melodies and insightful lyrics that go beyond platitudes. Mann has sold over two million CDs as a solo artist. She's an Academy Award nominee and Grammy winner. Her last two releases were #1 Billboard Independent albums. Smilers is available in two formats. The special edition features a book-bound cover, die-cut 32-page book, and steel screw binding.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2008
Label: Super Ego Records
UPC: 0698519002624
catalogNumber: 26

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aimee Mann   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Acoustic Bass
Chris Bruce   Guitar,Soloist
Paul Bryan   Background Vocals
Richard Dodd   Cello
Terry Glenny   Violin
Buddy Judge   Background Vocals
Jay Bellerose   Drums
Eric Gorfain   Violin
Daphne Chen   Violin
Jamie Edwards   Keyboards
Melissa Reiner   Violin
Leah Katz   Viola
Alyssa Park   Violin
Marisa Kuney   Violin
Caroline Buckman   Viola
Willie Murillo   Trumpet
Jason Thor   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Amy Wickman   Violin
Alan Matthews   Cello
Kimon Kirk   Background Vocals
David Sage   Viola

Technical Credits

Aimee Mann   Composer,Art Direction
Grant-Lee Phillips   Composer
Patrick Warren   String Arrangements
Gail Marowitz   Art Direction
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Gary Taxali   Illustrations

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@#%&*! Smilers 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I needed this record. Aimee Mann is the best singer/songwriter of my generation. The way in which she crafts lyrics and weaves her tales is at one moment heart-wrenching and the next moment bliss. Her songs unfold like intricate puzzles, discovering something new w/ each subsequent listen. I love this woman! To shy away from the ugly pop untalented spectable of the music business today only adds to her credibility as one of a limited pool of great artists who exudes a unique gift for which I and countless others are grateful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Aimee Mann. Her music is so honest and good. I just want more and more music from her. Would love to see her live.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's wonderful that both radio and the music press have embraced Aimee Mann's latest full-length gem, "@#%&! Smilers." The disc sounds great with a single listen, and the wealth and range of the songs only grows stronger with subsequent sonic journeys. From the infectious pop-rock of "Freeway" and "Looking for Nothing" to the haunting "Stranger Into Starman" and sparse "Great Beyond," Mann's voice conjures up all kinds of emotional magic that benefits from equally-compelling arrangements.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not overly thrilled with Aimee Mann's new CD, and I'm a huge fan of her music. I'd go so far as to say I'm a little disappointed in it. I bought it the day it came out and have listened to it quite a bit since then. The music is okay, but she's made a lot better music in the past. In my opinion, "Freeway" is the best song on the CD. If you're a fan, I encourage you to purchase it. If you're new to Aimee's music, I'd recommend one of her earlier CDs, such as Bachelor No. 2 and Lost in Space.
westslopecutt More than 1 year ago
While I understand the desire to compare earlier albums from artists to their current efforts, it doesn't allow opinions to be formed based solely on the true quality of the current release. I admit that at first listen, I didn't think that this album from this extremely talented artist was comparable to earlier efforts like Bachelor No. 2 in particular. After allowing the tunes on this album to truly sink in based on multiple listenings, I now believe that this is Aimee's strongest effort to date. The complexity and depth of her music puts her in very limited company as compared to her current peers. These songs just continue to gain strength after every listen and if you are moved at all by Aimee's music, pick up this CD because it really is one of the best releases of 2008.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the worst thing I've ever heard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aimee Mann is the best songwriter! Subtle, striking and to the point. This record will not disappoint. Haunting voice, crafty and sometimes witty, Ms Mann is timeless.
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