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Crossing the Rubicon
The Sounds
Crossing the Rubicon
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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The Sounds return with their third album, Crossing The Rubicon . A career-defining eleven song set that demonstrates the type of growth that can only come from a band in total command of their talents. Their synth-pop, gui...  more »


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All Artists: The Sounds
Title: Crossing the Rubicon
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Original Signal
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 6/2/2009
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 890264092022, 0890264092060


Product Description
The Sounds return with their third album, Crossing The Rubicon . A career-defining eleven song set that demonstrates the type of growth that can only come from a band in total command of their talents. Their synth-pop, guitar driven sound still takes center stage, but there s an ambition and sophistication to both the songs and production that reveals new layers of depth to the overall aesthetic. Recorded in Sweden, Los Angeles and New York, Crossing The Rubicon continues to deliver the big, fist pumping, arena sized anthems the band are known for. These songs have an undeniable energy. From the electro, club banger, Beatbox, to the cocksure beauty of the album s first single No One Sleeps When I m Awake , the new album presents a more fully formed version of the sound that established them as both a fan and critics favorite.

Over the last few years, The Sounds have garnered a massive fanbase built upon non-stop touring, two acclaimed records, great film/TV and video game placements and an organic word of mouth reaction. Renowned for their intense and exuberant live shows, The have captivated fans around the world, playing more than 500 shows in support of 2006 s Dying To Say This To You , selling out major venues in over 25 countries worldwide, including the legendary Hollywood Palladium (to the delight of 4000 fans), and selling half a million records world wide.

Crossing The Rubicon promises to be the band s best selling record to date as the band has been confirmed to support No Doubt all summer long.

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CD Reviews

The Sounds Crossed the Rubicon with this one...
C. Lin | Trinidad and Tobago | 06/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't decide whether I like this album better than Dying to Say This To You but I killed that album by playin' it over and over and it looks like I'm doin' the same to this's that good...or even better...

1.No One Sleeps When I'm Awake...(5/5) great first single...very catchy and if you're not a fan as yet this one will definitely get your attention

2.4 Songs & A Fight (4/5) catchy that you'd definitely sing along the riffs

3.My Lover (5/5)..I thought the song was asking someone to 'be my lover'..this one got stuck in my head and I was singin' that out loud till I found out the lyrics were 'beat, beat my lover'..ah well...still an awesome song..Maja sings the verses fast it's almost like she's rappin...

4.Dorchester Hotel (5/5) Probably my favorite song on the album...we get to hear one of the guys sing a small part...I think it's deep lyrics wise...I'm not too sure if it's goin to a hotel to be with an old love or kill decide..

5.Beatbox (5/5) I wasn't too sure if I liked it at first because I was like what? with the lyrics...but it's one of the best actually...definitely captures what The Sounds are...because the rock guitar riffs are there but there's this 80's/disco vibe to it...there's a live video of them playin' this one circling the web...and I definitely wish I was one who was in the crowd

6.Underground (3/5) My least favorite from the album...didn't catch me like the rest..upbeat though

7.Crossing the Rubicon (4/5)..shortest song on the album...I feel like i'm in outerspace with this one..

8.Midnight Sun (4/5)...sweet song lyrics wise...not the best but not skippable either...

9.Lost In Love (4/5)...upbeat and also one that you'd sing along to...

10.The Only Ones (4/5) of the slowest songs on the album...the ballad of the bunch...really nice and shows how diverse The Sounds songs are...

11.Home Is Where Your Heart Is (5/5)...typical The Sounds song...gotta love it..

12.Goodnight Freddy (5/5) An instrumental's like bittersweet you wanna smile and cry at the same time..."
Undeniably one of the best records of the year!
Hayden R. Deck | Virginia, USA | 06/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Overall Grade: A
Hilights: No One Sleeps When I'm Awake, My Lover, Beatbox, Midnight Sun, Lost In Love, Home Is Where Your Heart Is

If any band has defeated Green Day's operatic "21st Century Breakdown", it's the Sounds. "Crossing the Rubicon" is a well-crafted and resonant epic that sports Maja Ivarsson's roaring vocals backed by symphonic swooping guitar solos and scattered synthesizers, their most beautiful work to date! As a band they've definitely grown up while still managing to hold onto their original spark. That spark will be the one to start the wildfire! "My Lover", "Midnight Sun" and "Lost In Love" are probably the most alluring tracks here, while "Beatbox" arrives as the new head-banging sing-a-long. Terrific, terrific, terrific!"
Leticia Guzman | 06/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is amazing! It one of the very few out there where every song is awesome and you dont have to skip. The Sounds are the most amazing band ever and this new album proves it yet again!! "Midnight Sun" is the greatest!! :D"