The Melody Unit | Songs for the New American Century

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Songs for the New American Century

by The Melody Unit

This five-piece outfit plays simple, melodic, boy-girl pop music bolstered by a slew of pulsating, atmospheric guitar and keyboards.
Genre: Pop: Noise Pop
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1. Soviet Disco
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2. Clergy on Fire
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3. The Plea Before the Scream
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4. Miracle in G
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5. Exercise 1
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6. Western Green
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7. Memento Mori
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8. Daylight Saving Time
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9. Jill Pole
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10. Exercise 2
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Aversion Magazine:
The Melody Unit's fuzzy psychedelic pop is one of those things whose charms should be pretty apparent no matter what musical climate from which it springs.

LA Weekly / Launch.com
In the spirit of bands like Stereolab, the latter-day Feelies, and Speed The Plough, this Seattle-based quintet has mastered the subtle art of crafting gentle, melodic pop tunes.

Splendid:
Virtual tourists in their own home, Seattle's The Melody Unit continue to float in their own direction, unfortunately below the radar of popularity in their home town. This five-piece outfit plays simple, melodic, boy-girl pop music bolstered by a slew of pulsating, atmospheric keyboards.

Ink 19:
For fans of drifting, candy-sweet, indie pop, this is a five-star album. And when I survey from the vantage offered by the year's fast-approaching end, I would even go so far as to say Choose Your Own Adventure is surely one of the best of 2001.

All Music Guide:
Rating: 5 stars
Choose Your Own Adventure is the second full-length release from Seattle underground dream-pop band The Melody Unit. There is an interesting fairly tale/fantasy tint to this music which is quite unique, particularly to the Seattle music scene.

Parasol Records:
This Seattle outfit's sumptuous space-pop-folksongs are wrapped in a lush ambience, in a tropical psychedeliciousness, in dense layers of blissful keys and guitars and guitars (lotsa guitars) and sighing male and female dream-voices.


Puncture:
The Melody Unit allow their fuzzy sound to bleed outside the lines. A song like "Nutation" takes the psychedelic ether of, say, the Electric Prunes, and makes it into a chiming, whirring, floating pop masterpiece.

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