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Shut Up I Am Dreaming

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Stadiums And Shrines II
Artist: Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown
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They Took A Vote And Said No
Artist: Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown
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Us Ones In Between
Artist: Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown
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I'm Sorry I Sang On Your Hands That Must Have Been In The Grave
Artist: Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown
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Snakes Got A Leg III
Artist: Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown
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The Empty Threats Of Little Lord
Artist: Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown
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Swimming
Artist: Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown
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The Men Are Called Horsemen There
Artist: Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown
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Q-Chord
Artist: Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown
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Shut Up I Am Dreaming Of Places Where Lovers Have Wings
Artist: Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 46:07

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Ah, how fragile the dream.

paultaylor_2009

Spencer Krug, in SUIAD has recreated the dream-space, a varied landscape of fantasy, urgency, and fragility. With a wholly different feel in my opinion than 2007's Random Spirit Lover (a bit less aggressive, much more contemplative and gentle) fans of SR will yet feel right at home. In conclusion, this is a flat-out beautiful album cover to cover connected always by Spencer Krug's unrestrained creativity and lovely piano / keyboard arrangements.

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...I'm...speechless...

richard.watson8

I think getspaidtodropshit took the words out of my mouth: "expanded my appreciation of music", and it's not even every year you can say that about a song let alone an album. Something very Jeff Mangum-y in Spencer Krug's passion and spellbinding creativity. What can I say about Sunset Rubdown? The five stars mean nothing, downloading Shut Up I Am Dreaming is a step towards a better life...

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blindsided

getspaidtodropshit

This album totally took me by surprise. i didn't know what to make of it at first, though I was drawn immediately to his emotional intensity. Not every song is great, but it is a brilliant creative effort. I don't know that I know what to make of it now either, however I know that lisening to this expanded my appreciation of music. Maybe it made it easier to understand Joanna Newsome, who I just thought was insane before. Or maybe it is helping to ease my way to my own insanity so this kind of music is now more appealing to me. the first 5 songs and the last I could listen to over and over again

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Really???

Funknik

I didn't think this album is anything to write home about. The Wolf Parade record is excellent, but this just sounds kind of tossed off and sometimes borders on irritating. Interesting sounds but underproduced and lacking many solid songs. I may be way off base here, others seem to like it -- check out "Us Ones In Between" -- it's probably the best thing on here and one of the less overt Bowie imitations.

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One of the very best of 2006

Errgh

Wolf Parade's Apologies to the Queen Mary was my favorite album of 2005, and this is a close contender in 2006. Highly highly recommended. "Us Ones In Between" is the best song of 2006.

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boyghost

The entirety of this CD all builds up for the guitar solo of the very last track, and takes you through some very genius musicianship at all points in-between. If you're at all hesitant about getting this album, try the last track and laugh at yourself for ever being a skeptic.

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great album

onionsaregross

Sunset Rubdown is the brainchild of Spencer Krug who has some major notches in his “I’ve played in this band” belt – Wolf Parade, Frog Eyes and Swan Lake – all critical darlings. And he doesn’t just shake a tambourine in these bands, he’s a major player. But credibility aside, Krug has some amazing (if not prolific) talent. His vocals are akin to Modest Mouse’s croaking/yelping, and the songs themselves are very diverse and original sounding. My only complaint is the recording quality – too much reverb takes some much-needed intimacy away at all the wrong moments. It’s easy to overlook this when you get these incredibly strong songs stuck in your head all day.

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Pleasant Surprise

Revelations

Two words immediately come to mind: pleasant surprise. I must admit that I don’t fully understand Sunset’s connection with Wolf Parade—obviously there is one—but I really dig this album as continuing to push edge of Northern-North America (ie. Canada Indie, Sufjan, etc). They stay fresh, always showing us something new, making us adjust to them, as music evolution should follow. The first time I heard “They Took a Vote and Said No” I immediately loved it, and the rest is history.

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Canadians are cool

Slade

Shut Up I Am Dreaming is ethereal.

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Excellent!

BluntBro

Great live as well!

They Say All Music Guide

Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug peppers his songs with the same British affectations that fuel fellow Canadian Dan Bejar’s skewed indie pop, but where Destroyer flirts dangerously with pre-Berlin-era David Bowie, Krug’s formidable side project Sunset Rubdown seems intent on channeling early Gary Numan. Shut Up I Am Dreaming is pure bedroom art-pop with a thin Britpop glaze that is as poignant and self-effacing as it is self-conscious and pretentious. Krug starts things off with a bang on “Stadiums and Shrines II,” an explosive piece of self-propaganda that utilizes Wolf Parade’s manic energy, Arcade Fire’s willful introspection, and Frog Eyes’ vocal shudder — Krug has moonlighted as a Frog Eye in the past — with the kind of apocalyptic results that are usually reserved for album end pieces. It’s a bold move, but it helps the listener figure out whether or not the road is worth taking in the first five minutes of the record, as what follows both expounds and splinters off from it. Utilizing an arsenal of keyboards, xylophones, treated guitars, and compressed drums, Krug can take a line like “If I ever hurt you it will be in self-defense,” from the fractured and haunting “The Empty Threats of Little Lord,” and make it sound both meek and imposing, showing a real knack for the kind of literate imagery so effortlessly flung by the aforementioned Bejar. Some of Dreaming’s tracks meander too far and too long, illuminating the downside of home recording (no editor), but there’s a melodious after-burn at work here that’s missing from Krug’s work with the more accessible Wolf Parade, and one that’s not likely to flame out over the span of future recordings. – James Christopher Monger

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