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A Marmoset Menagerie

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Pretty Girl (Pity)
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Shatter The Lovely
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Record In Red
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Heavy Breathing (On the Telephone)
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Freezing (Your Look Is)
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Lost Days for Ways
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Frendamine
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Mishawaka
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Blooms
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Walking Thru the Lake
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 22:45

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Amelia Raitt

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Amelia Raitt is a former writer for the television program Mr. Belvedere and has been writing about pop music of all colors and stripes for eMusic since 2005. S...more »

04.22.11
Marmoset, A Marmoset Menagerie
Label: Secretly Canadian / SC Dist.

Marmoset is an indie quartet from Indianapolis that has released a grand total of three records in eight years. That's a bummer, because their brand of light and airy pop music is often quite brilliant. Since it's been nearly six since Record in Red, eMusic has put together a compilation of the groups finest moments, culled primarily from Record in Red and its 1999 predecessor Today It's You. We sense you'll fall in love with… read more »

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Jury is still out

Treetop

I'm not quite sure what to make of this group, but I'm thankful for the exposure. Qwerky but not so much as to will one of hit the delete button.

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worth paying for

Grumpies

I was fortunate to have downloaded this when it was free and just now got around to listening to it. I had never heard of Marmoset and only downloaded it because I liked the name "Marmoset" and it was free. But, this is really good stuff and well worth paying for. Kind of a cross between the Pixies and Camper Van Beethoven, IMO, with maybe a dash of GBV. Thanks, emusic, for making this free if only for a while. Otherwise I probably would never have heard Marmoset.

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Conned

thorns

I also got stung by the album being labelled as a free sampler and then got the dl's subtracted from my balance. I emailed emusic to complain and ask for refund, which they did not reply to, but I see that they did then remove the 'free' label on the tracks.

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The Lazy Brilliance Of

rooms

If you like the tracks on here, you should pick up Record In Red, which is a masterpiece that no one's ever heard. Today It's You is also great. Too bad these guys don't play more shows :(

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Ambitious

stevemcqueen

Shatter the lovely is rather nice. Lost Days for Ways echoes nicely...and Frendamine flows coherently. I will definitely follow their upcoming releases. Thank-you for the free music.

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Worth the dl? Certainly!

thatway57

I would never have found this group except for this freeby. So glad I listened to this. Love the whole sound and idea of this band. They should rule the world but probably won't. Psychedelic indy rock Yeah!

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3 words... Se ba doh

ughboy

that's a compliment. they deserve more downloads for the band name alone. Mar mo set... nice.

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Worth the time to download

boombox13

If this wasn't free, I would probably only give it a four, but it is free, so I can't think of any reason not to download it. It's an especially good find for those who enjoy guitar driven indie rock or want to impress their friends by listening to music that other people haven't heard of. It's certainly a little rough around the edges, but that's a sound that works for them. Shatter the Lovely and Mishawaka are my favorites so far.

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an edited review

nummy

My review said they were free, which they aren't anymore. I also was so taken with the songs collected here (which are excellent) that I downloaded everything and it turns out many of the best are already here. Record In Red is the strongest of their real albums. Warning though - this isn't jangle or light, airy pop. Don't know why emusic said that. It's a bit raw, sparse, moody, even spooky at times. Sure, they do this within a rudimentary pop framework, but don't expect Game Theory.

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makes up

tall3oy

for the spoon album i cant seem to get into.has a summer reading feel to it. www.democracynow.org