The Maroons | You're Gonna Ruin Everything

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You're Gonna Ruin Everything

by The Maroons

Beautiful, blissful pop music - featuring members of Elliott Smith's band and Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks.
Genre: Pop: Beatles-pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shipwrecked
2:51 $0.99
2. Dance Floor Flirt
3:59 $0.99
3. Skipping The Introduction
3:24 $0.99
4. Blindfold Follies
3:17 $0.99
5. Ruin Everything
2:51 $0.99
6. Limbo
3:08 $0.99
7. Lonely Summer
3:30 $0.99
8. 9 1/2
3:43 $0.99
9. Can You Feel?
4:27 $0.99
10. Swimmers
2:54 $0.99
11. Kevin's
4:54 $0.99
12. The Lori Commission
3:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Maroons deliver exhilarating, highly melodic pop music that is sugary sweet, but not afraid to rock. This is some of the most memorable pop music you're likely to hear in 2002.

Front man John Moen has played drums for some of the Northwest's most influential artists, including Elliott Smith, The Spinanes, Fastbacks, Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings, and Heatmiser (to name a few). Moen is currently the drummer for Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks. The Maroons' keyboard player, Mike Clark, can be seen playing guitar/keyboards for Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks. The Maroons' lead guitarist Jim Talstra has played in Minus 5 and bassist John Cox is a member of surf-rockers Satan's Pilgrims. Rounding out the line-up is Eric Bennes on drums.

You're Gonna Ruin Everything is The Maroons sophomore release, a contagious, danceable collection of warm, brilliant pop music sure to appeal to the indie rockers, pop fanatics, and power-pop fans alike.

Moen's pretty, inviting voice is intoxicating, filling you with the beautiful sounds he creates, while the rest of the band captures the essence and creates a lush pop backdrop for you to dwell in as Moen's voice smoothes you over and puts a smile on your face.

If you were to judge The Maroons on their affiliations, they would be unstoppable. However, every band should be judged on their music, and not their connections. With this in mind, The Maroons pass with flying colors, as You're Gonna Ruin Everything is one of the best records of 2002, an album critics and fans alike will surely flock to, making more than a few "best of" lists this year.

Key Selling Points:

-Features members of Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks

-Members have played in following bands / with following artists: Elliott Smith, Minus 5, Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings, The Spinanes, Fastbacks, and Heatmiser (to name a few).

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Great Album!!
You're Gonna Ruin Everything is a fantastic record! I can't get enough of these well crafted pop songs with sing along melodies. Buy this record!!

CD Baby

Beautiful, blissful pop music - featuring members of Elliott Smith's band and Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks.
I've been hearing about these guys forever, and this CD certainly delivered. Swirly keyboards, perfectly placed jangly guitars and lots of interesting and intricate songwriting qualities. Super-duper smart-pop with hooks aplenty.


These guys are awesome! They are so talented and offer a variety of music styles on the same CD. Definately sing-along songs, some to just rock out to, and some to shake your ass!!! I LOVE IT!

the listener

Like a number of current groups the Maroons mine a pure strain of guitar-band vocal pop with a long and honorable tradition. They do it much better than most. The vocal delivery and occasional Baroque touches on tracks like "Limbo" and "Blindfold Follies" recall, among others, such classy antecedents as Stories, Michael Brown's post-Left Banke group. But this poised, light structure is charged with a propulsive guitar sound on the likes of "Kevin's" and the bracing "9 1/2", and there's a genuine urgency whenever it's called for. So despite the delicacy, the moments of exquisite falsetto, the harpsichord-like keyboards.. this ain't no whimpy stuff, it's interesting and expressive in ways that stand up to much repeated playing. Few bands can pull off the yearning of "Can You Feel" without succumbing to sentimentality.. with the Maroons that's not even an issue.. they don't make this sort of music as a style move but because they love it and they know it deserves their best. They're up to it.

Alyson Clair

These guys KICK ASS
This is a fabulous record, a must have!