Constantines - Kensington Heights album flac
Tracklist Hide Credits
|2||Million Star Hotel|
|4||Shower Of Stones|
|6||Time Can Be Overcome
Organ [Hammond] – Boyd Devereaux
|7||Brother Run Them Down|
|9||I Will Not Sing A Hateful Song|
|11||Life Or Death|
|12||Do What You Can Do|
- Copyright (c) – Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.
- Recorded At – Hallamusic
- Mixed At – Orange Studios
- Mastered At – The Lacquer Channel
- Manufactured By – RSB
- Artwork [Cessna Skyhawk 172 Built By] – Dallas Wehrle
- Layout, Design – Dallas Wehrle, Robyn Kotyk
- Mastered By – Noah Mintz
- Performer [Constantines Are] – Bry Webb, Dallas James Wehrle*, Doug MacGregor, Steve Lambke, Will Kidman
- Photography By [Band Portraits] – DustinRabin.com*
- Photography By [Cessna Skyhawk 172] – Alex Vs. Alex Photography
- Photography By [Kensington Heights Studio Photography] – Dallas Wehrle
- Producer – Constantines, Jeff McMurrich
- Vocals – Jennifer Castle (tracks: 1 to 3, 10)
Notes©&℗ 2008 Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.
Packaged in a multi-panel fold-out cardboard sleeve and includes an Arts & Crafts mini catalogue
Recorded at Hallamusic in Toronto.
Mixed at Orange Studios in Toronto.
Mastered at The Lacquer Channel in Toronto.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8 27590 32002 4
- Matrix / Runout: 3XWG1<56640>ACS032 MFG BY RSB
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L481
- Mould SID Code: IFPI C8OI
|A&C032||Constantines||Kensington Heights (LP, Album, 180)||Arts & Crafts||A&C032||Canada||2008|
By: Constantines (2008, Rock). More albums from Constantines: The Constantines by Constantines. Tournament Of Hearts by Constantines. Shine A Light by Constantines. View all albums . About.
Constantines was formed in Guelph by Steve Lambke, Bryan Webb, Doug MacGregor, and Dallas Wehrle in 1999, following the break-up of Webb and MacGregor's emotional hardcore band Shoulder. Their style has been described as "art-punk", and they have been compared to bands like The Clash, Fugazi, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, and Nick Cave From their hometown of Guelph the band. Tournament of Hearts (Three Gut Records) – September 27, 2005, (Sub Pop Records) - October 11, 2005. Kensington Heights (Arts & Crafts) – April 15, 2008.
Every Constantines release from their 2001 self-titled debut to a pair of EPs to 2003's Shine a Light, was the stuff of thumbtacked liner notes on bedroom doors, worn and threadbare t-shirts, frayed patches sewn on backpacks and jackets- nay, tattoos. They stole brazenly from heroes of dinosaur rock while dressing down their idol culture in their lyrics and demeanor, and reconstructed their music to a desperate beat. It was enough to make you believe rock and roll was a dead horse worth flogging. No doubt that the best halves of this and Tournament of Hearts would equal a breakthrough album for the group, but taken as a whole, Kensington Heights sounds like a decisive break in the band's stride. What lingers after it's done, if not the songs, is how comfortably the group has slid into this lower gear.
Album · 2008 · 12 Songs. More By Constantines. See All. Tournament of Hearts.
Kensington Heights is the Constantines' first album for the respected Canadian imprint Arts & Crafts, and, unfortunately, it's also the first of their albums that doesn't improve upon what they've done before.
On their fourth LP, Kensington Heights, the Constantines make a concerted effort, on the album’s heavier tracks, to harness that onstage energy. The grimy, hard-worn aggression and dynamic drama of the first three tracks, Hard Feelings, Million Star Hotel, and Trans Canada, set the bar high in that regard. What is difficult to discern in Webb’s vocal delivery is made up for by tasteful, but heavy, blankets of guitar. The songs are straightforward, explosive, and, most important, don’t sacrifice the plaintive, emotional current - angry here, desperate there - coursing through
Album by Constantines. Our Age. Time Can Be Overcome. Brother Run Them Down. I Will Not Sing A Hateful Song. MusicBrainz: Kensington Heights.
Kensington Heights, 2012. Kensington Heights, 2012. Life or Death, 04:53.
Kensington Heights, like its predecessor, isn't as fiery as the best moments on the band's inconsistent breakthrough, 2003's "Shine a Light," but the Constantines still deliver bedrock strength and eternal-flame passion. 80. If "Tournament Of Hearts" lacked consistency and focus, Heights feels like a fully realized artistic statement. Welcome back, Constantines. Even if Kensington Heights is the Constantines' least satisfying album, the band's sound is never less than mighty; it's just disappointing how easy it is to let so many songs here fade into the background.