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I Become Small & Go
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Creeper Lagoon are just a few guys in a band. Their story is basically the same as those of most indie-rock bands. They dress the same, play the same types of instruments, have no physically striking members. So why is thi... more »
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Amazon.com's Best of 1998
Creeper Lagoon are just a few guys in a band. Their story is basically the same as those of most indie-rock bands. They dress the same, play the same types of instruments, have no physically striking members. So why is this album one of the best of 1998? It's not because their sound is radically different, and it's not because it's avant-garde or experimental. It's simply because their songs are just that much more. The tracks are eerie but not weird, lovely and sad but not sappy, highly produced yet stark and simplistic. Broad musical influences shine through on the Eastern-tinged song "Prison Mix." "Empty Ships" bathes in silky guitars. I Become Small and Go's success is in its contradictions. It's a morose album that will remind you of the best times of your life. --Beth Bessmer
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Megan C. Newman | Seattle, Washington | 11/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think there is a rule written somewhere that college students must listen to indie music. This is the CD that brought indie to my attention, and has been my favorite since. I have a strong love for BTS, Quazi, Pedro the Lion and all the others, but this has remained the best CD i have ever purchased. This has become the soundtrack to my life... I study, sleep, and drive to this band. It has proved to be optimal in every case. I played it so much that I had to burn myself a copy before the sound became too distorted! And it is impossible to tire of, only getting better every time. I cannot express the excellence of this CD! Buy it now and you will be forever changed! And yes, even a Seattle girl can listen to a Cali band."
Three-quarters of a breathtaking album.
Megan C. Newman | 05/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I play this CD quite a bit, and each time I am equally thrilled, yet puzzled, because the I Become Small And Go sounds likes a compliation between two different bands. One of those bands is woeful (see Prison Mix and Black Hole). However, the other band, the band I like to believe is the "real" Creeper Lagoon, has created some truly wonderful music. Examples of this excellence include Wonderful Love, Tracy, and Dear Deadly. In addition, while each of those tunes is terrific, Dreaming Again is even better, and positively haunting in its lushness. In sum, those four songs make the album a worthwhile purchase, even if they are merely a glimpse of what is possible rather than what has heretofore been realized, as a total packaged album, by Creeper Lagoon."
Moody alt.rock for fans of Pavement & Radiohead
Pop Kulcher | San Carlos, CA USA | 08/24/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pop Kulcher Review: This San Francisco band has been the center of extensive local hype based on a short EP and their live gigs. When I first saw 'em live, though, I was pretty let down -- too loud, too dirge-like. The second time I saw 'em, they blew me away -- with the volume down a notch, and better sound, they resembled a moodier Pavement (tuneful, pleasant with a somber undercurrent). Fortunately, the debut album jibes more closely with my second live experience. While at first listen you can detect elements of your basic post-grunge clever art/angst, the catchier tunes (most notably the first four songs on the album) and some random bursts of sampling and odd grooves do mix things up a bit (though I could do without some of the slower, Nick Cave-like pieces that populate the second half of the album). Pavement's guitarist has claimed to be a fan of Echo & The Bunnymen; Creeper Lagoon sound like what would happen if Pavement actually tried sounding like Echo. At best, an American version of Radiohead; at worst, a reasonably solid debut that would go down well on a cloudy day."