Dare to Be Surprised - Folk Implosion
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  1. Pole Position
  2. Wide Web
  3. Insinuation
  4. Barricade
  5. That's the Trick
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  1. Pole Position
  2. Wide Web
  3. Insinuation
  4. Barricade
  5. That's the Trick
  6. Checking In
  7. Cold Night
  8. Park Dub
  9. Burning Paper
  10. (Blank Paper)
  11. Ball & Chain
  12. Fall into November
  13. Dare to Be Surprised
  14. River Devotion
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The surprise success of "Natural One" affected the Folk Implosion in a surprising way. Instead of running from success and shunning melody, Lou Barlow and John Davis decided to embrace pop on their own terms. That means the Folk Implosion remains an indie rock band, recording on cheap equipment, and layering brittle guitars for the basic tracks, but the guys write impossibly catchy hooks, such as the amazing single "Pole Position." At its best, Dare to Be Surprised is spare, tuneful, and infectious, and at its worst, it's ...

Dare to Be Surprised 1997, The Communion Label

UPC: 759718004526

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