So Much for the City is the debut album of the Irish indie/pop band The Thrills. It was released in May 2003 and quickly became the number one in the Republic of Ireland where it spent 61 weeks in the top 75, and also won 'Album of the Year' at the national music awards.
Mixed at Sound Factory, Los Angeles; Strongroom Studios, London, except track 2 mixed at Quad Studios, NYC. Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles. Manufactured by Virgin Records America, Inc. 150 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
Music By, Arranged By – The Thrills. Pedal Steel Guitar – Jay Dee Manness (tracks: A3, B1, B2, B3). Photography By – Max Dodson. Producer – Tony Hoffer, Tony Hoffer. Producer – Tony Hoffer (tracks: B4). Recorded By – Marc Carolan (tracks: B4), Tony Hoffer (tracks: B4). Songwriter – Deasy (tracks: A1 to A6, B2 to B5), Horan (tracks: B1).
Lista de los grupos Indie Rock The Thrills So Much for the City. añadir las palabras del álbum. Data de aparición 27 Mayo 2003. Labels Virgin Records EMI Records.
Album by The Thrills. Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far). Big Sur. Don't Steal Our Sun. Deckchairs And Cigarettes. Old Friends, New Lovers. Say It Ain't So. Hollywood Kids. Just Travelling Through. Your Love Is Like Las Vegas. Til The Tide Creeps In. Plans (hidden track). MusicBrainz: So Much for the City.
This album is like listening to sunshine. As radiant with melody as "Pet Sounds" or "Younger Than Yesterday," "So Much for the City" is neither too derivative of its influences nor too removed from them to rival their majesty. That this album would be considered a landmark of rock 'n roll had it been released in the late 60s may make a case for the criticism it gets as self-conscious - but tell me what art is NOT self conscious? All art is in some way derivative of some particular sphere of influence, otherwise it could not exist. However, I think that critics who accuse The Thrills of of an overwhelming awareness of their roots are actually responding to the album's considerable loss of momentum towards the second half. Suddenly the crackling melodies are replaced by vaguely interesting organ solos, drum beats and a scant few guitar licks.
Five boys who grew up together in Dublin, the Thrills wouldn't be the first band on this side of the Atlantic to become obsessed with American music, specifically the golden age of late-1960s and early-1970s west-coast pop. They probably are the first, however, to actually bother to spend a summer in a rented house on the beach in San Diego for the sake of authenticity. Nailing their (sun-bleached) colours to the mast about as firmly as possible, they have written a series of perfectly crafted homages to the music of their heroes
|1||Santa Cruz (You're not so far)||4:12|
|3||Don't Steal our Sun||2:50|
|4||Deckchairs and Cigarettes||4:56|
|5||One Horse Town||3:14|
|6||Old Friends, New Lovers||4:00|
|7||Say it ain't so||2:43|
|9||Just Travelling Through||3:21|
|10||Your Love is like Las Vegas||2:22|
|11||'Til the Tide Creeps in||5:05|
|7243 5 84968 2 6, CDV 2974||The Thrills||So Much For The City (CD, Album)||Virgin, Virgin||7243 5 84968 2 6, CDV 2974||UK||2003|
|7243 5 84969 2 5||The Thrills||So Much For The City (CD, Album, Copy Prot.)||Virgin||7243 5 84969 2 5||Canada||2003|
|none||The Thrills||Title - TBC (CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo)||Virgin||none||UK||Unknown|
|DVDAV 2974, 7243 584968 9 5, 07243 584968 9 5||The Thrills||So Much For The City (DVD-V, RM, Multichannel, NTSC)||Virgin, Virgin, Virgin||DVDAV 2974, 7243 584968 9 5, 07243 584968 9 5||UK||2005|
|CDVDJ 2974||The Thrills||So Much For The City (CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo)||Virgin||CDVDJ 2974||UK & Europe||2003|