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Marcy Playground
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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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A half-decade after their pair of late 90's major label albums suffered an all too familiar fate (promising debut; sophomore jinx) singer/songwriter Steve Wozniak and Marcy Playground have mounted a game, indie comeback at...  more »

     
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All Artists: Marcy Playground
Title: Mp3
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Reality Ent.
Release Date: 3/23/2004
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 828341011123

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A half-decade after their pair of late 90's major label albums suffered an all too familiar fate (promising debut; sophomore jinx) singer/songwriter Steve Wozniak and Marcy Playground have mounted a game, indie comeback attempt here. But it's also an ironic one that largely fulfills the band's original post-grunge pop promise, albeit a bit after that parade has past. During an era when many a modern rock band have made sharp U-turns into the 80's (or in some cases, the 70's) for their inspirational jangle 'n' crunch, Wozniak and company (original MP bassist Dylan Keefe, new drummer Gonzalo Martinez) have stubbornly refined and focused their original sound on standouts like the Nirvana-channeling "Blood in Alphabet Soup" and "Sleepy Eyes," "Hotter Than the Sun's" cautionary, autobiographical musings and the thrash-pop irony of "Punk Rock Superstar." Woz's droll, expressive vocals reflect a lost innocence that's bittersweet and all too familiar, wed to a musical sense that's stubbornly true to itself, third wave of de rigeur garage rock wannabes be damned. -- Jerry McCulley

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Marcy Playground Is Back!!
P. Richter | Manville, NJ USA | 03/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oh, how I've missed these guys! The self-titled debut, as well as Shapeshifter, had some of the best music of this genre. This album picks up right where they left off. While the influence Nirvana had on MP is huge, they were never content to solely rely on it. They do have a tendency, on some songs, to lean heavy on the drama ("Jesse Went To War", "Flag and Finger", "Death of a Cheerleader") but the music is so good, one tends to overlook the cheese. Highlights include "Blood in Alphabet Soup", "Punk Rock Superstar", and the single "Deadly Handsome Man". Also check out "Paper Dolls", which in my opinion is one of the best, most fun, songs they've ever recorded. Love this album immensely. MP, don't ever leave! Everyone else, buy it. You won't be sorry."
The Best Ever.
emmybee | Chicago, IL USA | 03/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After 5 years of dormancy, Marcy Playground comes back with a bang. In the stuffy world of commercial alternative, Marcy Playground is a breath of fresh air. You'll be hooked from the sweeping synths of Spoonfed to the viola solo in Jesse Went to War. When I bought this CD, the first things ALL my friends did after hearing it was ask me to burn them a copy. I chuckled, "Buy your own."
This blows Marcy Playground's first two albums out of the water.
Buy this album, support this amazing group."
I can't stand the 2 second reviewer
Matthew Poi | Indianapolis, Indiana United States | 06/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd is simply amazing. If you are a fan of either of the previous MP albums, I see no reason why you should love this one any less.All the familar Marcy Playground parts are their. Same voice with great singing, great tunes with some interesting song structures. A few musical embelishments with strings here and there, etc. In short, MP delivers another excellent cd that was worth the wait. As with previous releases, there may be a song or two that takes awhile for you to enjoy, but given time, you probably will.Yes, there is one short riff in "Blood in Alphabet Soup" that sounds similar to a Nirvana tune, big deal. One riff in an entire cd does not mean they're "copying" Nirvana or going for a "new sound" etc. Try listening to the music first, the entire cd is Marcy Playground through and through.NOTE: The song "Paper dolls" (track 10) was co-written with Jimmie of Jimmie's Chicken Shack. And the same song can also be found on their new album Re.Present as they both recorded their own version."