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A Small Commotion

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Proud Graduates
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Leisure
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Addition
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Minor Careers
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The Absentee
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Protocol
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Automaton
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New Days Close
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American Television
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Able Bodies
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Thankless Marriage
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 48:57

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Great!

luzclara

Only not for everyone.

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Perfect for a Slow Rainy Day

ehacker

with its soft music and slow progression, this album is like a rainy day nap for your ears

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there is no down

wndrswy

my favorite breakfast cooking music. wake up with a cup of coffee, an earful of soft whispers, and an eerie paranoid feeling...

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new fan

thatway57

This is why emusic is the best music download service around. This set is excellent. The more you listen the more you hear. High quality songs and performance.I hadn't heard of Spokane before but now I am going to download all of their albums

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Eh...

OtisM

These guys make Pedro the Lion sound like jovial metal thrashin head bangers. So ifn your into uber mellow misery music, enjoy.

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sneaks up on you

Sara_DownToEarth

I admit I downloaded only because it was free. I stuck it in my i-tunes mix, and now find these seemingly simple songs creeping out of my brain and into consciousness. Easy to have in the background, good for a mellow day; these songs don't grab your attention, but they do hook you.

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Much Love to This Band for Their Generosity

Pumpkin-22

Let the girl sing more, pick up the tempo here and there... will come in handy on those sleepness nights.

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particulars

WVMMRH

this is the very thing i'd listen to when i'm alone and simply trying to relax on a rainy day by laying down in bed and wanting to be carried off by waves of air. ie,i'd have to be in that certain mood to listen. people that are searching for something to appease their hard rock senses probably would look at this as though it was 1940's or something..like "dude...WTF??? THIS ISN'T 30 SECONDS TO MARS!! i'm going to download this and listen to it later tonight while i'm laying down in the wee hours of the morning while the "thunder rolls" pun intended.

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Turn the Lights off

swollen-shut

This is a record i would have made in college, alone, with a black candle while listening to nothing but Low and the Carpenters. Smoking a lot of pot and not understanding my girlfriend, but more her friend. Yeah, her friend.

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Samples from their other albums?

thebackstageguy

Not a bad collection, considering it's A) free (as of Apr 08) and B) appears (at least in length comparison) to be a sampler of tracks from their other albums. Certainly doesn't sound bad, and is a great and innovative idea for introducing an audience to the band's music. Don't let "free" fool you.

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They Say All Music Guide

On Spokane’s fourth full-length, Measurement, glacial melodies mix with subtle effects and sparse male/female vocals to create a sort of secular, post-rock version of Low. The lovely, understated production and hint of rhythm might be the result of Robert Donne (Labradford, Breadwinner), especially on the haunting instrumental “An Ideal History,” a mix of low-end hum and a wound-down music box turned into a mid-album interlude. It leads to “Cities,” a slowcore song in a whisper, punctuated by brushes and a lulling bass, given rich accompaniment by the breathy, Bilinda Butcher-sounding vocalist Courtney Bowles. The bittersweet post-shoegazer leaning appears on “Temporary Things,” a sort of acoustic Slowdive wrought with lyrical fragments like “The mind just discards the day/Temporary things litter the evening.” The now-threesome’s unique, grave, yet airy approach, smattered with strings, trinkets, and electronics, was unlike anything breathing life in 2003. Too precious to be pop, too sincere to be indie rock, Spokane proves that lovely and quiet are not solely the realm of the boring. – Daphne Carr

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