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The Double Cross

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Follow the Leader
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The Answer Was You
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Unkind
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Shadow of Love
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She's Slowin' Down Again
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Green Gardens, Cold Montreal
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It's Plain To See
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Your Daddy Will Do
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I've Gotta Know
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Beverley Terrace
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Traces
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Laying So Low
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 34:25

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Bob Small

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04.19.11
Sloan, The Double Cross
2011 | Label: Yep Roc Records / Redeye

An album that feels like a greatest hits compilation, The Double Cross illustrates just how timeless power pop really is: It's barely changed since the '70s, a male-dominated rock sub-genre driven by keening vocals, addictive hand-claps and jangling electric guitars. Canadian quartet Sloan is synonymous with this sound — the kind of band you can lose track of for several years and then rediscover, only to find them right where you left them. That's not… read more »

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The Double Cross

EMUSIC-0059F0D0

Another fantastic album by Sloan. However, the first two songs demonstrate very poor track encoding. So the ends of song one and two do not flow well into the next song. Really is to bad because it is a fantastic album otherwise.

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The Double Cross

EMUSIC-0059F0D0

Another fantastic album by Sloan. However, the first two songs demonstrate very poor track encoding. So the ends of song one and two do not flow well into the next song. Really is to bad because it is a fantastic album otherwise.

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Love The Double Cross

MAHOGGIN

I bought the LP from Yep Roc so didn't need to get the download here. Turns out Yep Roc's digital download has the same problem that ELGOODO42 mentions. About 2 sec. on end of each track screws up the flow. BUT don't let that keep you from getting this album. Get it from the band's website if necessary, but do get it. And check out the rest of the catalog, too. 20 years, same line up, and same great songwriting. There simply aren't many bands that have been so good for so long.

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Track Encoding Problems

elgoodo42

This is another great release from Sloan, but it has been ruined by poor track encoding. Sloan construct their albums to flow smoothly from one song to the next, but these tracks have been encoded with jarring gaps that ruin the intended flow of the album. It's a great album, but get it somewhere else!

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They Say All Music Guide

Returning to normal operations after a three-year hiatus, Sloan offer a few new wrinkles on The Double Cross — the polyester-draped “Your Daddy Will Do” salutes the ‘70s in a suitably spangly disco fashion, there’s a hint of delicate pastoral folk on “Green Gardens, Cold Montreal” — but the group doesn’t stray from the pop collage of 2006’s Never Hear the End of It. Each of the 12 cuts lands somewhere between an homage and invention, the four singer/songwriters of Sloan splicing together their deep record collections in ways familiar and fresh. An organ may bring Dylan to mind, harmonies may recall the Beatles, yet these allusions are deployed with knowing winks in songs that don’t explicitly sound like their influences. Sloan are craftsman who weld their good taste into charming miniatures, and if The Double Cross retains a hint of familiarity — not due to the source material but rather the workmanship — the group’s level of skill assures that this is as comfortably satisfying as its predecessors. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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