- Performer:The New Pornographers
- Style:Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Rock,Alternative Pop/Rock
- Date of release:August 21, 2007
- Recording location:Dahle Haus, Cancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Size FLAC version1698 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1735 megabytes
- Size WMA version1210 megabytes
- Formats:MP2 VQF FLAC MOD MP2 DTS
Challengers is the fourth studio album by Canadian indie rock band The New Pornographers, released on August 21, 2007. The track listing for the album was revealed June 1, 2007.
It's true that the New Pornographers' albums have always been growers, records that unveiled their gifts over time, but Challengers is their biggest grower yet, a dense collection of carefully constructed and brain-power pop where even the liveliest song, "All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth," is a tense, nervous cacophony of ideas and riffs that doesn't. grab hold - it plants a seed that later blooms.
Nothing that The New Pornographers tried on Challengers was exactly unprecedented. Nearly every band that sticks together long enough has a breakup album, and it’s not like the past tense is an unusual way to write lyrics to a song.
The New Pornographers. Produced by John Collins, Phil Palazzolo & . Yes I know it was late We were greeting the sun, before long And you live with someone I live with somebody too, leave it there. For safe keeping Wander the West Village in flames That was the custom come dawn. On the water today In the shade of the sun we wrote down Another vision of us We were the challengers of the unknown.
In interviews, the New Pornographers have made known that they don't want to be called a supergroup. Sorry, bros, no dice. Putting aside that "supergroup" is a much easier term than "band made up of people from other notable bands," it also has certain connotations about the way a band operates that fits the New Porns snugly, from how they tour in various iterations depending on the schedules of the primary figures to how the albums have allotted space for each songwriter or singer. the Bejar-Triad Rule). Of course, Newman's always had his hands on the steering wheel, but Challengers asserts his dominance; with its mellow mood and baritone guitar obsession, it's more a sequel to his solo record The Slow Wonder than Twin Cinema. That's not entirely a bad thing, as The Slow Wonder is like the great lost New Pornographers record.
Complete your The New Pornographers collection.
The New Pornographers’ performances on Challengers are consistently excellent.
This is hands down their best album. It perfectly blends orchestral elements with an Indie Pop esthetic. Challengers is one of the best songs on the album. Their vocal harmonies blend perfectly with the instrumentation.
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CreditsCharles Burst - Engineer
Kathryn Calder - Group Member, Piano, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Neko Case - Artwork, Group Member, Vocals
Brandon Cherrington - Assistant Engineer
Josh Clark - Engineer
John Collins - Bass, Casio, Glockenspiel, Group Member, Guitar, Guitar (Baritone), Mandolin, Mixing, Producer, Tambourine
Dave Craswell - Engineer
Kurt Dahle - Drums, Engineer, Group Member, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Ryan Dahle - Engineer
Todd Fancey - Banjo, Group Member, Guitar, Mandolin
Eileen Gannon - Harp
Marla Hansen - Viola
Judge - Artwork
Ben Kalb - Cello
Leslie Kubicka - Flute, Piccolo
Nick Luca - Engineer
Chad Lupo - Engineer
Olivier Manchon - Violin
Patrick McCarthy - Engineer
The New Pornographers - Primary Artist
A.C. Newman - Bass, Casio, Composer, Group Member, Guitar, Mandolin, Mixing, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Mark Ohe - Artwork
Phil Palazzolo - Engineer, Guitar, Mixing, Producer
Shawn Penner - Assistant Engineer
Howard Redekopp - Engineer
Brendan Ryan - Accordion, French Horn, String Arrangements, Trumpet
Tara Szczygielski - Violin
Blaine Thurier - Fender Rhodes, Group Member, Sampling
|1||My Rights Versus Yours A.C. Newman||The New Pornographers||4:17|
|2||All the Old Showstoppers A.C. Newman||The New Pornographers||4:08|
|3||Challengers A.C. Newman||The New Pornographers||3:31|
|4||Myriad Harbour||The New Pornographers||4:00|
|5||All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth A.C. Newman||The New Pornographers||3:08|
|6||Failsafe A.C. Newman||The New Pornographers||2:37|
|7||Unguided A.C. Newman||The New Pornographers||6:33|
|8||Entering White Cecilia||The New Pornographers||3:28|
|9||Go Places A.C. Newman||The New Pornographers||4:32|
|10||Mutiny, I Promise You A.C. Newman||The New Pornographers||4:12|
|11||Adventures in Solitude A.C. Newman||The New Pornographers||4:16|
|12||The Spirit of Giving||The New Pornographers||4:03|