Crow, Rob / He Thinks He's People
Album: He Thinks He's People   Collection:General
Artist:Crow, Rob   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Temporary Residence Ltd.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-04-21 Pull Date: 2012-06-24
Week Ending: Jun 10 May 27 May 20 May 6 Apr 29
Airplays: 1 3 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 06, 2012: Seize the Sounds
4. May 20, 2012: overtones
Build, Locking Seth Putnam In Hot Topic
2. May 24, 2012: Modified Stanford Bubble Sort
I'd Like To Be There
5. May 17, 2012: The Fall of Math
3. May 24, 2012: The Fall of Math
Locking Seth Putnam In Hot Topic
6. May 03, 2012: The Fall of Math
Locking Seth Putnam In Hot Topic

Album Review
MC Cee
Reviewed 2012-04-04
Rob Crow -- He Thinks He's People -- Temporary Residence LTD

This is Pinback frontman Rob Crow's fourth solo LP. It draws "from murkily precise post-grunge and morose Elliot Smith-esque balladry, cut with hints of hardcore, power-pop, and prog. Crow's laconic delivery gives the LP its distinctive mark; with a calm smirk, he centers the music, allowing a blast of spazz-punk to sit comfortably alongside a bit of intricate acoustic fretwork. Cloudy and labyrinthine at times, airy and placid elsewhere, the album cuts a pretty wide swath, an approach that feels a bit more mature and confident than his earlier solo records." FCC on track 3 and 12

*1. (2:45) Melodic, guitar-oriented post-grunge. Mid-tempo with nice beat to bob to. Smooth verse and crunchy chorus. Standard Pinback
2. (3:21) Slower, morose. Guitars with synths. Flows well. Lyrics about vanity.
3. (2:57) FCC Starts slow. Picks up into acoustic, dark minor chords but with bright chorus. Very much like Elliot Smith.
*4. (3:26) Gentle drum machine, with melodic guitar and echoed vocals. Slightly dark and pensive. Good!
*5. (3:12) Fast, up-beat minor chords. Similar to track 1. Guitar heavy and lots of finger picking, yet simple and clean. Good!!
*6. (1:23) Very fast and distorted. Punk rockish verse and chorus. Short yet complex and layered. Also very good!!
7. (1:05) Slow acoustic. Layered echoed vocals over dark acoustic chords. Pretty and quick.
8. (2:56) Mid tempo electric. Almost 90s Smashing Pumpkins-esque. A little whiny.
*9. (2:38) Up-beat with a good rhythm. Fuzzy guitars. Rock and roll. Catchy chorus. Good!!
10.(2:32) Acoustic, mid-slow. Dark, minor chords. Similar to track 3. A little dull.
**11. (2:10) Pretty up-beat acoustic with beat. Incongruous cynical lyrics. Best track!!
12 (1:46) FCC Slow acoustic. Dark minor chords. Like track 10, 3. Quiet. Slow build-up.
13. (3:18) Mid-tempo. Electric guitar and piano. Slightly morose. Repetitive chorus. Kinda boring.

Track Listing
1. Sophistructure   7. Pat's Cabs
2. Scalped   8. So Way
3. This Thread   9. Locking Seth Putnam In Hot Topic
4. Tranked   10. Purpose
5. Prepare To Be Mined   11. I'd Like To Be There
6. Build   12. Unstable
  13. Hangnailed