Titel: Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?, Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking
Artist / Grupp: Like (The), Like
Originalår: 2005, 2006
Producent: Wendy Melvoin; John Goodmanson
Engineer: John Goodmanson
Antal delar i set: 1
Studio / Live: S
Recomended Retail Price: 12.99 GBP
Catalogue Number: 9852260
Album Notes: The Like's debut album, Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?, has nothing to do with their teenage counterparts and a little something do with their famous fathers. It's only natural that one would consider the work of Mitchell Froom, Pete Thomas, and Tony Berg while sizing up the dream pop-influenced sound of the Like. However, this band delivers an impressive 13-song set that's reliably original and streamlined. Vocalist Z Berg sounds older and wiser than her youthful years, a near vocal ringer for Harriet Wheeler and Chrissie Hynde. Her (and the band's) girlish confidence is both endearing and smart. The punk strands in "What I Say and What I Mean" and the layered acoustic guitars and lush harmonies of "Once Things Look Up" capture the Like's maturer presentation. Their range of influences are fluidly spread throughout, particularly on the earthy indie rock highlights of "Too Late" and "We Are Lost." "The One" and "Mrs. Actually," two daydreamy, brokenhearted moments, add to the shimmering beautiful canvas of Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? Producer Wendy Melvoin had the right touch with this album, empowering the Like to feel good about standing apart from everything else. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
Album Reviews: Entertainment Weekly - "...[T]he record has an endearing, well, likability." - Grade: B
Rolling Stone - 3.5 out of 5 stars - "...[T]he band's debut occupies that small overlapping space between breezy commercial craft and alt-rock subversion...."
Q - Ranked #98 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."
Uncut - 3 stars out of 5 -- "An understated, often truly lovely debut."
Mojo - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[F]actor in Froom's inventive bass-playing an Berg's unique, boys-and-books-inspired lyrics, and the whole shebang sounds precociously fresh."
Titles on disc 1
1.: June Gloom
2.: What I Say and What I Mean
3.: You Bring Me Down
4.: (So I'll Sit Here) Waiting, So I'll Sit Here Waiting
5.: Bridge to Nowhere
6.: Once Things Look Up
7.: Under the Paving Stones
8.: Too Late
9.: We Are Lost
10.: The One, One
11.: Mrs. Actually, Mrs Actually
12.: Falling Away
13.: Waves That Never Break
14.: One Step Ahead
Publicerad på Ciao sedan : 19-08-2011