Editors’ Notes A formidable pop force in their Canadian homeland, Nova Scotia’s Sloan have been relegated to cult status elsewhere. Their ‘60s flavored retro-pop and early ‘70s AM radio hooks make their every release feel like a trip into an alternate musical library where the likes of the Beatles, Badfinger, Eric Carmen and the Raspberries have been recast as modern rockers. Never Hear the End of It is a sprawling 30(!) track album that amazingly never wears out its welcome – though the sheer abundance is inevitably overwhelming. The tracks come charging out of the gate with tight harmonies, enthusiastic handclaps, hastily strummed guitars and a myriad of keyboards. If you weren’t told otherwise, you might think this was a collection of singles spanning their entire career. While there are minor tracks that serve as segues to other tracks (“Something’s Wrong”), overall these are well thought out compositions that playfully twist their influences into new configurations (hear the “Tomorrow Never Knows” drumbeat behind “Golden Eyes”). Traces of garage rock (“Ana Lucia”), the Beach Boys and Hollies (“I Understand”) the ‘60s Brit Invasion (“Will I Belong”) and ’70s new wave-punk rock (“HFXNSHC”) abound.

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Flying High Again
1
1:25
 
Who Taught You to Live Like That?
2
3:02
 
I've Gotta Try
3
2:22
 
Everybody Wants You
4
3:07
 
Listen to the Radio
5
3:09
 
Fading Into Obscurity
6
4:10
 
I Can't Sleep
7
0:52
 
Someone I Can Be True With
8
1:32
 
Right or Wrong
9
2:40
 
Something's Wrong
10
1:15
 
Ana Lucia
11
3:21
 
Before the End of the Race
12
2:27
 
Blackout
13
1:39
 
I Understand
14
5:28
 
You Know What It's About
15
1:13
 
Golden Eyes
16
1:01
 
Can't You Figure It Out?
17
2:27
 
Set In Motion
18
2:35
 
Love Is All Around
19
3:21
 
Will I Belong?
20
1:20
 
Ill Placed Trust
21
3:26
 
Live the Life You're Dreaming Of
22
4:08
 
Living With the Masses
23
1:36
 
HFXNSHC
24
1:11
 
People Think They Know Me
25
2:12
 
I Know You
26
4:00
 
Last Time In Love
27
3:36
 
It's Not the End of the World
28
2:28
 
Light Years
29
1:51
 
Another Way I Could Do It
30
3:31
 

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