Editors’ Notes Now We Can See is the sound of an indie band growing older. Where their previous albums are slathered in youthful fuzz and punk slop, The Thermals’ fourth record embraces pop-song craftsmanship. “When I Died” sets the tone, with its complex interplay between ebullient melodicism and dark subject matter, and “When I Was Afraid” provides further evidence in its agile deployment of power pop’s tight punch. Their skill also extends to ballads like “How We Fade,” which balances poetic abstraction with heartbroken immediacy.

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When I Died
1
3:23
 
We Were Sick
2
2:46
 
I Let It Go
3
3:37
 
Now We Can See
4
3:32
 
At the Bottom of the Sea
5
5:45
 
When We Were Alive
6
1:47
 
I Called Out Your Name
7
2:54
 
When I Was Afraid
8
3:03
 
Liquid In, Liquid Out
9
1:54
 
How We Fade
10
3:28
 
You Dissolve
11
2:43
 

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