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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Idaho
Title: Alas
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Buzz
Original Release Date: 10/13/1998
Release Date: 10/13/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702044201626

CD Reviews

Best Idaho CD
War of Nerves | Asheville, NC | 04/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been an avid fan of Idaho for two years, after I heard Levitate in a cd store and almost had a heart attack after hearing the amazing beauty and feel of the first two songs. Later I bought Hearts of Palm, Three Sheets to the Wind and People Like Us Should Be Stopped, loving all three. Hearts of Palm was my favorite because I felt it was the most consistent, and "To Be The One" became one of my all time favorite songs.Finally, I got "Alas", Idaho's out of print masterpiece. How can this perfect gem of an album be out of print??? It's their best and most consistent by far. All the other albums have a song or two where I cringe and forward to the next track. Alas, every song is like a memory or like floating on clouds. It is slow and quiet, but then I never liked Idaho's loud stuff nearly as much. Although the album has no songs as perfect as "To Be The One", "Wandering the Fields" or "20 Years", there is not a mediocre moment here, and songs like "Only in the Desert" and "Tensile" come very close. Please get this if you can find it. It is worth every penny."
The Quietest Idaho CD
gillettecourt | 06/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're a fan of loud Idaho songs like "Pomegranate Bleeding" or your favorite Idaho CDs are "Three Sheets to the Wind" and "Year After Year", you may not like "Alas" as much. I love Idaho's loud aspects, but its soft side is much better, musically speaking. "Alas" features instruments never before heard on other Idaho albums. There are more intricate details in the performance of each instrument, and the overall feel is much more intimate. The reason for this incredible level of intimacy is the fact that Jeff Martin created most of "Alas" alone. It's his first in a line of three "solo" masterpieces: "Alas", "Hearts of Palm", and "Levitate". I recommend buying all three of these CDs and listening to them back to back, preferably with headphones. If you've never heard of Idaho before, but you're a fan of the Red House Painters, Low, American Music Club, Nick Drake, Bluetile Lounge, or any other sadcore/slowcore music, don't hesitate to purchase "Alas"."
True Tones from Martin,Seta, and Woranaker!
gillettecourt | 07/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Idaho's past albums you are in for a great surprise with this album. Joey Woranaker,on drums, adds immensely to this project, as does Seta,making it one of Idaho's best. This Album will definently leave you wanting more. That is if you dig Idaho as much as I do."