I Dreamed We Fell Apart

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I Dreamed We Fell Apart

Memphis

I Dreamed We Fell Apart by Memphis

Release Date: Sep 21, 2004
Record label: Paper Bag
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

80 Music Critic Score
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I Dreamed We Fell Apart - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

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According to their bio, Chris Dumont, one half of Memphis, works as a carousel operator in Central Park, which will come in handy should the group decide to shoot a video for this album's opener, "The Second Summer," a fey afternoon delight easily in line with Belle & Sebastian that would be perfectly accompanied by images of a mod model rising and falling on a beautifully decorated merry-go-round stallion. Of course, it would all be shot in grainy 16mm film, which is how most of this disc sounds, even though the twee pop of this duo, which also includes Star frontman Torquil Campbell, is clearly the product of electronics not even conceived of when the early motor-powered calliopes were assembled. At times, the modern sound and vintage songwriting clashes, like on the gently strum and sung "For Anyone Eighteen" which, puzzlingly, features a double-time click track beneath the plaintive ruminations.

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