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Welcome The Night

Sanctuary 6076847912

Released on February 20, 2007

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The release of WELCOME THE NIGHT finds The Ataris pushing their musical boundaries into new and exciting territories. Having created an avid fan base following ten years of touring and five releases through Kung Fu records, the band finally hit gold with 2003's SO LONG ASTORIA along with the massive radio hits for In This Diary and Boys of Summer. WELCOME THE NIGHT is guaranteed to be immediately embraced among the core faithful and is destined to defy expectations. The undeniable hook of first single Not Capable of Love will be a welcome addition to every radio programmer's playlist and tracks like And We Become Like Smoke, Secret Handshakes, and A Soundtrack For This Rainy Morning show an undeniable creative growth and maturity.

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Average Customer Rating: 2.5 with 3 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Not Capable Of Love  7%
2 Cardiff-By-The-Sea  0%
3 New Years Day  3%
4 Secret Handshakes  3%
5 The Cheyenne Line Voted #2  17%
6 And We All Become Like Smoke  0%
7 Connections Are More Dangerous Than Lies  0%
8 Whatever Lies Will Help You Rest  10%
9 From The Last, Last Call  10%
10 When All Else Fails It Fails  7%
11 A Soundtrack For This Rainy Morning  0%
12 Begin Again From The Beginning Voted #3  17%
13 Act V, Scene IV: And So It Ends Like It Begins Voted #1  27%
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Vincent from Plaisir, France 
May 10 2007 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Almost everyone is babycrying how much this record is "not at all like old Ataris, this is not the same bande anymore", and how much it sounds "pretentious". What i think of those opinions is too rude to be written down. What The Ataris (and not just Kris Roe, like everyone says! The old albums were way more "Kris only" than this one, just look at the writing credits!) offer us here is just one of the most important records of this new born century. I'm pretty sure one day, in ten years, some of us will dig up this record and understand it's not just a classic, but a masterpiece. More than the perfect synthesis of the last fifteen years of indie pop and the beautifulest collection of "end of a love" lyrics, this is an open door to something really new. Dark but still hopeful, deep but still powerful, orchestral but still catchy. This is more than all the labels we have so far to categorize music. This is a new musical experience, and one has to be ready to enjoy it. But i geniunely think the real The Ataris fans can be ready. Those who can't stop to repeat this is not The Ataris anymore are strange. Both in "End is forever" and "so long, Astoria", paths were already drawn in the direction lovely embraced here. In the lyrics, in the visual universe, in the melodies... What we have now is a seven pieces band (it makes me think that Bad Astronaut is another seven pieces post-pop-punk band who discretely changes the face of music), who create rock songs with an orchestral approach, with influences of My Bloody Valentine, Kent, brit pop, thirty years of punk, but without ever be anchored by them. The lyrics, still with the Roe signature (Roe who sings better than ever), which is to tell very specific stories of his own, and not just sing vague sentence, are about the absence or the end of love, ("Not capable of love", "New year's day", "When all else fails, it fails"), recurrent dreams transformed in complex and strange story mixing the idea of a cult and the poetry of Ginsberg ("Secret handshakes, "And we all become like smoke"), suicide temptation and despair ("From the last last call", "Soundtrack for this rainy morning"), cheatering ("Whatever lies will help you rest", "Connections are more dangerous than lies", "Oh, Kansas city", a bonus track), spiritual (and not religious, there is still no "God" in the thanks list!) epiphany ("Cardiff-by-the-sea", "Begin again from the beginning"), and all these themes make a final knot in the last song, the conclusion of the story, "Act V, scene IV: and so it ends like it begins", a pure musical gem. Yes, this album can seems to be pretentious. But it's only because the main part of the classic The Ataris audience didn't want them to be SO damn good and courageous. They wanted the same old pop-punk anthems about girls. What The Ataris gave them is just too good to be appreciated. Sad but true. It has to be actively listen to be understood. But i don't worry. It will grow on everyone. One day, all its listener will understand this record is a life-changer. I really believe so. Best 2007 record so far. Best 2000 record so far. And no one knows. Yet.

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Hein from Schaffen-diest, Belgium 
Mar 11 2007 Rating: 1/5 Stars

This hurts! One of my absolute favorite bands with one of the most boring albums in my collection. Their first releases belong in my all time top 10, but this is really crap. I'm really not used to write a negative review, but I felt it was my duty to warn everyone before spending their money on this. Where is that catchiness, the melodic fun? I think I rather listen to U2 than this rubbish.

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Rickard from Kungsör, Sweden 
Mar 7 2007 Rating: 1/5 Stars

when the first song was played for about 20 seconds i was whole sure that i put in the wrong record, nothing like theyre other stuffs.. at all. this was really horrible! sounds like HIM or something you can here all day on mtv.. i hate it...

Joacim, Kungsör, Sweden

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