The Weight Is a Gift

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Nada SurfSeptember 5, 2005
Rock℗ 2005 Barsuk Records
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The Weight Is a Gift is the fourth album by the alternative rock band, Nada Surf. It was released on Barsuk in 2005.

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Concrete Bed2:29
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Do It Again3:39
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Always Love3:18
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What Is Your Secret3:26
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Your Legs Grow4:00
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All Is a Game3:26
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Blankest Year2:12
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Comes a Time4:58
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In the Mirror3:41
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Armies Walk3:28
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Imaginary Friends4:45
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Genres
Total length
39:22
Tracks
11
Released
October 8, 2013
Label
℗ 2005 Barsuk Records
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
Matt Pond PA’s fifth album, Emblems, marks the point where the “PA” became more of a nostalgic suffix than a geographic signifier – it was Pond’s first release following his move from Philadelphia to Brooklyn. It’s always been tough to tell whether Matt Pond PA was a proper band or not. Over the years, it’s tended to be singer/songwriter Pond and whoever else he gathers around him, but he often makes the other players part of a real collaborative process, so it’s significant that the PA-to-NY move found him revamping his group with a new lineup.

Not coincidentally, Emblems also marks a stylistic shift for Pond and his pals; while the earlier albums were full of artfully arranged chamber-pop, replete with strings, there’s a move towards more straight-ahead, guitar-oriented indie rock here. On one hand, it’s hard not to miss the baroque pop leanings of MPPA albums like Measure and The Nature of Maps, but it would seem unfair to deny Pond the opportunity for artistic evolution. Besides, how boring would it be if a band just kept on doing the same thing year after year?

That’s not to say that the chamber pop touches of the past are completely excised on Emblems – strings do pop up on cuts like “The Butcher,” and the gentle, mid-tempo “New Hampshire” almost feels like it could be an outtake from Elliott Smith’s Figure 8. But for all of Pond’s skillful blending of acoustic and electric textures throughout the album, opening cut “KC” has more in common with Death Cab for Cutie than it does with some Zombies-loving band of Elephant 6 refugees, and tracks like “Claire” and “Closest (Look Out)” are positively driving. Ultimately, Emblems marks a step forward for Pond, but without any burning bridges in the background.
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