Nourallah, Salim / Polaroid
Album: Polaroid   Collection:General
Artist:Nourallah, Salim   Added:Apr 2004
Label:Western Vinyl  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-09 Pull Date: 2004-10-11
Week Ending: Oct 3 Sep 5 Aug 22 Aug 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 15, 2009: Everyday Commotion
4. Aug 17, 2004: The Literate Pop Fans
Nothing Ever Goes Right
2. Sep 30, 2004: music that doesn't hurt
5. Aug 11, 2004: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Nothing Ever Goes Right
3. Sep 03, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
The Ones Who Hurt Us
6. Aug 10, 2004: Lick my moody guitar show
Waiting for You

Album Review
Kathryn Todd
Reviewed 2004-07-25
Well-crafted pop. The lyrics are quite good, but the music really stands out. It’s varied, just complicated enough, and humorous. The promo sheet is right-this does often sound like the Beatles, although the quality of the male vocals is more like the Unicorns. Lyrics are mostly serious, deal with family relations.
Track 1: Mellow. Slow simple drumbeat and guitar. Depressive vocals. Guitars increase in density. Nice pulsing rhythms. Beatles-esque ocal harmonies.
Track 2: Catchy. Fake-out drum intro. Thin texture with unslicked vocals for first section. Ironic. Texture returns. Goes mono at the end. Fun.
Track 3: Bells intro. Quiet hissy percussion. ¾ time gives it a mellow swingy feel. Pleasant.
Track 4: Uptempo beat. Suicidal vocals. Happy melody.
Track 5: Buzzy tonal background. Strummy syncopated guitars quickly turn monotonous. Same moany vocals.
Track 6: Meringue percussion. Charming. Dissipated vocals. Funny lyrics. Recommended.
Track 7: Glass bead sounds. Growly guitars. Plaintive vocal melody.
Track 8: Lovely acoustic guitar intro. Faraway-sounding vocals. Spanish-y. Devastating lyrics sweetly delivered. Like Leonard Cohen.
Track 9: Placid generic acoustic guitar. Slow vocals. Strummy guitar track. Fluty sound effect. Goes uptempo and boppy.
Track 10: Muted bossa nova feel. High vibrating guitar notes give it a little bit of a psychedelic feel. Beatles feel comes from a lick stolen from “She’s Leaving Home.”
Track 11: Sounds like “Our House.” With a roller-rink organ. Hissy percussion.
Track 12: Contemplative. Acoustic guitar. Elegiac ending.
Track 13: False intro. Lots of reverb. Quiet. Strong rhythmic underpinning gives song forward momentum despite its calm.

Track Listing
1. Everybody Wants to Be Loved   7. A Family Disease
2. 1978   8. The Ones Who Hurt Us
3. Waiting for You   9. One Foot Stuck in the Past
4. Nothing Ever Goes Right   10. Dont Back Waves
5. Missing Funerals   11. Model Brothers
6. We Did Some Things   12. Christmas Eve