Pollock, Emma / Watch The Fireworks
Album: Watch The Fireworks   Collection:General
Artist:Pollock, Emma   Added:Sep 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-11-04 Pull Date: 2008-01-06
Week Ending: Jan 6 Dec 30 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25 Nov 18
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 3 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 21, 2008: Time Traveler
4. May 20, 2008: Time Traveler
2. Jul 15, 2008: Time Traveler
5. Jan 08, 2008: Time Traveler
3. Jun 18, 2008: The Afterthought
The Optimist
6. Jan 02, 2008: Eran Mukamel (sub)
If Silence Means That Much To You

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2007-10-24
For fans of New Pornographers, Camera Obscura, My Favorite, even Kristin Hersh (without the cynicism), this is poignant, produced indie pop that at times is picture perfect and at other times a tad too commercial. Ms. Pollock was a founding member of the Scottish band The Delgados.
This is on 4AD, but it goes without saying that 4AD has changed over the years. Did Ivo produce this? In any case, this is great ‘girl’ music and perfect for the autumn season. I listened to this twice and think that the best songs are memorable. Lots of chord and key changes in most of the tracks.

Most songs will do, but start with 3, 4, 7, 11

1 Circus-like waltz 9/8, key changes, ambient theremin-like backing in verse
2 G minor, 4/4, mid-fast, rocking
3 Piano, slower, layered
4 Wistful, melancholy, slow ballad, acoustic guitar and piano, pretty
5 Faster, Throwing-Muses-ish circa House Tornado,
6 Faster, 9/8, piano, cathartic, vocals sound very familiar
7 3/4, very nice, memorable ballad waltz, pretty
8 Has a ‘60s feel, very nice bridge that just stops
10 Camera-Obscura like straight ahead indie pop
11 Epic, ‘power’ but relaxed ballad

Track Listing
1. New Land   6. If Silence Means That Much To You
2. Acid Test   7. Fortune
3. Paper And Glue   8. You'll Come Around
4. Limbs   9. This Rope's Getting Tighter
5. Adrenaline   10. Here Comes The Heartbreak
  11. The Optimist