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Shake the Sheets
Ted Leo, Pharmacists
Shake the Sheets
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Ted Leo And The Pharmacists' latest album "Shake The Sheets" is a triumph on nearly every level. Produced by Chris Shaw (Dashboard Confessional, Bob Dylan, Public Enemy) in New York City during the spring of 2004, it is i...  more »


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All Artists: Ted Leo, Pharmacists
Title: Shake the Sheets
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 1
Label: Lookout Records
Release Date: 10/19/2004
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 763361931023, 803680676806


Album Description
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists' latest album "Shake The Sheets" is a triumph on nearly every level. Produced by Chris Shaw (Dashboard Confessional, Bob Dylan, Public Enemy) in New York City during the spring of 2004, it is informed by almost every political and cultural conversation happening in our world today, but presents the conversation with a message of hope and humility. Ted is a special artist whose most recent full length, 2003's Hearts Of Oak, dominated critics' lists for the year, garnering glowing features and positve reviews in SPIN (9 out of 10), Rolling Stone (3 Stars), Alternative Press (5 out of 5), The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly as well as tremendous support from the punk press and online music sites. His nearly incessant touring over the last three years has won him legions of fans around the world that are hotly anticipating his newest album. At College Radio, "Hearts Of Oak" peaked at # 7 on CMJ Top 200; # 8 on CMJ Core and was #2 most added. Oak also enjoyed 7 weeks of impressive commercial specialty radio play including specialty chart peaks of #1 on the FMQB Magazine Chart, #3 on the R&R Magazine Chart. The video for "Where Have All The Rudeboys Gone?" got numerous plays on MTV2 and Fuse and Ted Leo hosted an episode of MTV2's Subterranean. Ted Leo And The Pharmacists even performed on a 2003 episode of Late Night With Conan O'Brien.With a fantastic producer and great studio (James Iha's Stratosphere in Manhattan), Ted was finally able to achieve the cleanest, biggest sound he has ever had. "Shake The Sheets" is his greatest work to date and surely the album to push him through to even bigger success.

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Timothy T. from WHITEHALL, PA
Reviewed on 4/11/2012...
This is Ted's greatest achievement. Still his most well received songs at live shows. If you're unfamiliar with ted Leo, this is where to begin. I took a chance on him because a college dj said he wrote like Elvis costello. True, in the sense that he uses language brilliantly. To put it in perspective, Ted is a misfits fan. Meet your new favorite artist.

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Why have I not heard about this band before?
Zenaida C. Cajilig | San Francisco, CA | 06/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So I was looking up an old video by an old band (Sublime, to be exact) on After finding it and watching it, I left the video window open for a bit, and, by chance, "Me and Mia" came on. I was instantly intrigued by the unique sound of this band and this incredibly catchy song, so I instantly looked them up. Listening to some samples and reading some reviews, I went out and bought this album for myself(something very rare for me). This album is awesome. Each song is catchy and great, and the subject matter is so apt to what's going on in politics and current events that it makes the music all the more relevant (though this album is about a lot more than just the administration, the war, and other politics). Ted Leo is by no means a political gadfly; he comes off just like another American citizen, who follows politics and makes opinions and does his share. Don't be scared, this music is far less political and much more human than I first thought; it's more about life than anything. Anyways, this album is worth it even just for Me and Mia (the musical equivalent to injecting endorphins directly into your bloodstream). Awesome album."
matt | 07/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ted Leo is the king of rock/pop-rock/punk/pop-punk...whatever the hell genre name floats your boat, this man is the king of it. Able to write infectious, hook-filled songs that still retain musical talent and lyrical integrity, Leo debunks any myths that pop/rock is always just teenagers whining about life. Every song on the album is excellent. Leo's lyrics show a wittiness and cleverness that not many other writers can rival. Of course, Leo isn't the only man in this band. His backing members, referred to as "The Pharmacists" are masters of their musical craft as well. The bass lines are more than just filler in this one. In fact, thye get to shine many times on the album, debunking yet another pop-rock myth: bass lines are never complicated or talented. The drumming is a source of hooks all throughout the album. Many times, I find myself recreating a Ted Leo song in my head, starting from the catchy drum tracks and building it up from there. Over all, this album combines musical talent, clever, well written lyrics, and a master knack for rock 'n' roll, making for one of the greatest albums of the year, if not all time"