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Mike Hanle y, Saturday, 2 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

a bit of both really. sometimes the melodies are lovely and the arrangements complement them well but other times they just try too hard to be perfect. the breathy french chanteuse thing is a bit od a cliche as well.

philT, Saturday, 2 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I agree. They are right on that line between. Operation Ivy, on the other hand, I lurv.

bnw, Sunday, 3 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

somehow I think their songs woudl be bette r if sung by bruce springsteen

mike hanle y, Sunday, 3 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

they're better than fountains of wayne

electric sound of jim, Sunday, 3 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
Has anyone heard _In the Clear_?

late adopter, Wednesday, 9 March 2005 09:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

They was in the New York Times on Sunday. What it says about the record:

"In the Clear" is an Ivy album par excellence: lush, layered pop that sounds at once classicist and totally contemporary. For the first time, the band wrote songs in the recording studio, and Mr. Chase and Mr. Schlesinger fought their perfectionist production impulses. "We wanted a record that was a little more visceral, with more of a live band sound," Mr. Chase says.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Wednesday, 9 March 2005 10:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

"hmmm... I wonder what happened to Ivy?" *finds website at http://www.thebandivy.com *

Hi everyone! 2009 has been a really busy year for all of us:

Right now IVY's currently hard at work recording our follow up album to In The Clear. I know we take forever between albums but believe me - another one is on it's way! Look for a release sometime in early 2010.


Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 29 October 2009 07:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

BTW, In The Clear is tremendously great. Promo description upthread OTM

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 29 October 2009 07:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

didn't know in the clear existed. will have to have a listen. i really hated the covers album.

quaq quao, sweetie (electricsound), Thursday, 29 October 2009 07:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...


meisenfek, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 20:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
three months pass...

For what was apparently their first live show in years, they were great! Check them out...

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 08:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

apartment life sounds nice and sunny on this gloomy day

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 28 November 2016 21:51 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Apartment life is so rad if I like that what should i hear next

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 10 February 2018 05:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Their debut, "Realistic" and the "Lately" EP.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 10 February 2018 14:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Long Distance is the last one I fell hard for, though the following discs each had highlights. Apartment Life is my favorite, then Realistic. Happy to have seen them supporting Lloyd Cole way back. Periodically check for word of a new disc, but it's been a while.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Saturday, 10 February 2018 22:07 (one year ago) Permalink

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