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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Superconductor
Title: Bastardsong
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Boner Records
Release Date: 5/6/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 038161004322

CD Reviews

Not Sure About This One
B. Montanaro | Litchfield Park, AZ | 10/27/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I can't knock this album because I think "Hit Songs for Girls" is an acquired taste, but I've been chewing on this one for over a decade. I love their first LP, and I was excited for this one, but it is too much for me. I like my rock to roll but this trudges along kind of like that odd fantasy eating force from "A Neverending Story" that destroys everything in its path. I've tried numerous times to try to like this album, but each time I fail. I guess if you dig esoteric concept albums, or like Captain Beefheart and Zappa, then this'll be tasty on your plate. I guess it is sort of like loving the Damned after hearing "Damned Damned Damned," yet instead of buying "Music for Pleasure" next you buy "Phantasmagoria." Ugh."
Eduardo F. Abello | Houston, TX | 05/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Superconductor was a pretty shortlived band with two LP's and and one EP but their overall sound seems to have some pretty far reaching influences on the current batch of bands coming out of Cananda. Bastardsong is their crowning achievement, a sprawling opus of their feedback heaving power pop. Much more challenging than the more straight forward "Hit Songs For Girls" this albums adds a variety of synths and sounds to their usual guitar heavy sound. When I say guitar heavy I'm not kidding, on certain songs they have as many as 7 guitarist. All this is topped off by Carl Newman's voice, the current singer of The New Pornographers, compliments the whole wall of sound with his lilting tortured yelps. This is really one of those records that rewards every repeat listen with something new."