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Nora

Nora: Dreamers and DeadmenDreamers and Deadmen (2003)
Trustkill Records

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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I've always liked Nora, ever since I heard their song "Nobody Takes Pictures of the Drummer" on a Trustkill summer sampler a few years ago. After that I promptly ran out and picked up "Loser's Intuition" it was a very solid album, but I was disappointed that most of it didn't live up to the expecta.
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I've always liked Nora, ever since I heard their song "Nobody Takes Pictures of the Drummer" on a Trustkill summer sampler a few years ago. After that I promptly ran out and picked up "Loser's Intuition" it was a very solid album, but I was disappointed that most of it didn't live up to the expectations I had after feeling the aforementioned song. Nevertheless, Nora is a good band and easily the most underrated band on Trustkill. After hearing a track from this off of another Trustkill summer sampler, I was anxious to pick this one up and excited when I found it in my mailbox.

"Dreamers And Deadmen" is a bit more diverse and creative than "Loser's Intuition" and also adds some sludgy rock riffs the mix. Whereas the tracks on their previous album ran together, this one never gets old. There's just so much intensity, even from the first track "The Goddamned Champion", vocalist Carl Seversson screams every word with conviction. My favorite track on the album, "Maybe I Should've Sent Flowers" is probably the closest thing Nora will ever have to a love song. It's almost deranged in its nature, as Seversson laments the lack of interest of his would be significant other. This song is where the rock influence is probably the most evident.

This disc never lets up; it holds you down the neck for the entire duration. However, it still manages to be interesting the whole way through, because the tracks are more varied than their past material.

All in all, Nora's second full-length effort is almost exponentially better than their first. If noisy, metal-tinged, rock influenced, hardcore sounds good to you, don't pass this one up. Nora again shows why they're the best band on Trustkill, hopefully they won't be quite as underappreciated once the masses get wind of this one.

 

 
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titsandtats (June 28, 2004)

this is a great cd, room for improvement. a little dragging in spots but still great

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

oh the nasty things i would do to tiffany amber theisan...

funkisdead (October 29, 2003)

i definitely agree with sickboi's comment... tiffany amber whateverthefuck needs some love from yours-truly.

Anonymous (October 29, 2003)

thats shit. im going out with the niece of the cousin of the guy who was mark david chapman's roommate. so fuck you buddy.

Anonymous (October 29, 2003)

WOW arent YOU special

Anonymous (October 29, 2003)

that came out wrong, im dating one of the band members cousin

there we go

Anonymous (October 29, 2003)

im dating one of the members cousins in the band, word

Anonymous (October 29, 2003)

yeah kelly was the popular chick but i like lisa. i guess i have a thing for spolied black chicks.

Ramo

Anonymous (October 29, 2003)

This score is for Tiffany Amber Theisson (sp?), hottest chick in TV Land.

-sickboi

sk8punx4evr (October 29, 2003)

enough nora, give me dora the explorer! kaPOWSKI! kelly kapowski.

Greenvandal (October 29, 2003)

I think the strokes suck.

This is ok though.

Anonymous (October 29, 2003)

i think the new stroke single is the worst song i've ever heard from them.

Anonymous (October 28, 2003)

Thanks for the response Scott.. I understand now.....and for the guy who said the comment about a stroke for listening to the Strokes.....how did you come up with such a great comment it was soooo witty and unpredictable... you made my day

maverick (October 28, 2003)

To annonymous:

We haven't received any of those four CDs for review here at the 'Org's HQ, as it were. If/when the CDs are sent to us, we'll review them.

-Scott

Anonymous (October 28, 2003)

anyone who wants to see a review for the new the strokes record needs to have a stroke.

Anonymous (October 28, 2003)

I picked this up after seeing them last week. I like it more than Loser's Intuition.

annonymous (October 28, 2003)

This is the worst week of reviews......... There hasnt been a week of mostly good reviews in a while.........wheres the Murder by Death, the Strokes, Denali, The Fire Theft..... come one Scott

slippy (October 28, 2003)

well let's see...i liked loser's intuition alright but for some reason I really want to buy this cd. is this nora's best cd?

Anonymous (October 28, 2003)

i think i like loser's intuition a bit more. but this cd still kicks ass.

Ramo
(can't wait for new MPB)

Anonymous (October 28, 2003)

Quit making fun of the emo-kids, it'll give them more reasons to write songs!

Anonymous (October 28, 2003)

neverendingyouline was better. at least they aint playing emo.

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