The New Pornographers / Challengers

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


My Rights Versus Yours by The New Pornographers

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Myriad Harbour by The New Pornographers

A lot of the time I can say I’m pretty hip when it comes to new music. But then other times I’m completely clueless and later on can’t understand how the hell I hadn’t listened to a band sooner. Well that’s what sort of happened with The New Pornographers.

I’d listened to The New Pornagrapher a few years back and never really got into them. I really liked A. C. Newman, but wasn’t really into the rest of the album. But I recently got their album Challengers and I’m really loving it.

The album starts out really strong with My Rights Versus Yours, which sounds somewhere between the Beach Boys and Belle & Sebastian and is probably one of the strongest openers I’ve heard in a while. After that they go all over the place, like I can’t put a style on most of the music. Myriad Harbour is another favorite of mine with some vocals by Dan Bejar. I really can’t say enough about this album, it’s a completely awesome record in it’s entirety.

Bobby

3 Comments The New Pornographers / Challengers

  1. Taylor March 19, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Same exact thing for me. I had never really given them a real listen until last month or so. I enjoy them thoroughly.

  2. koohii March 19, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    same here. i love the song ‘challengers’. first song i bothered to learn on guitar in years..

  3. Nat March 20, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    They’re my favorite band these days! I think “Challengers” sounds the most like A. C. Newman. “Mass Romantic” is the best though, esp. the title track! I recommend Destroyer also, if you like Bejar’s Pornographer songs like “Myriad Harbor”.

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *