The Optimist LP [Bonus Disc] ()

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  1. Feeling Oblivion
  2. Underdog (Save Me)
  3. Emergency 72
  4. Future Boy
  5. The Door
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  1. Feeling Oblivion
  2. Underdog (Save Me)
  3. Emergency 72
  4. Future Boy
  5. The Door
  6. State of Things
  7. By TV Light
  8. Slack
  9. Starship
  10. The Road
  11. Mind Over Money
  12. The Optimist
  13. The Door
  14. The Road
  15. The Door
  16. Underdog (Save Me)
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Part of the so-called quietcore movement in Britain, where folk meets pop. The Optimist is by turns delicate, impassioned, wistful, and androgynous. The lyrics come at the listener indirectly, quite a few of them refer to relationships in an angsty manner, and there are oblique ecological and anti-corporate references. It's as if After the Gold Rush (with its silver space ships) and the films The Man Who Fell to Earth and Bladerunner have all been put in a blender. Maybe this belies Ollie Knights' film studies background, ...

The Optimist LP [Bonus Disc] 2001, EMI

UPC: 724353069629

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