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Algernon Cadwallader: Some Kind of CadwalladerSome Kind of Cadwallader (2008)
Be Happy! / Sars

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Algernon Cadwallader have studied `90s Kinsella recordings like they were on tomorrow's final exam. Some Kind of Cadwallader is the living, breathing resurrection of caP'n Jazz and American Football as it is precisely the type of intricate and meandering, yet relaxed indie rock fans of those bands w.
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Algernon Cadwallader have studied `90s Kinsella recordings like they were on tomorrow's final exam. Some Kind of Cadwallader is the living, breathing resurrection of caP'n Jazz and American Football as it is precisely the type of intricate and meandering, yet relaxed indie rock fans of those bands will thrive on, with fragile sung/yelped vocals fronting it all.

There's a free-flowing vibe and unconfined sense of things all throughout Some Kind of Cadwallader, yet the quartet seem to have a firm grasp on their songs. Loose sing-alongs break out at sporadic points, with "ohhh man, it's taking me over" from the title track a sure-fire crowd response and "Motivational Song"'s "bop bop shoo wop" refrain playful and resilient. "Yo Soy Mi" breaks free from the minimal noisy dabbling of its previous track with an upbeat and energetic pounce at its outset, twisting along to the scratchy yells at the song's climax. Even the purposely out of tune fiddling in "In Response to Irresponsability" -- a song where the band sound coincidentally more like their peers in Look Mexico than anywhere else on the album -- works.

Plenty of elaborate instrumentation makes its way into the recording, too. None if it's listed, but what sounds like bongos, shakers, xylophone, keyboards and whistles (one being a slide, another a party) spice up the arrangements.

Among its mostly casual vibe, clever and engaging guitar interplay, fiercely raw harmonizing and even a Kinsella-like sense of bizarre syntax, Some Kind of Cadwallader is a pristinely pleasant and refreshing listen.

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sheisthatgirls (March 19, 2010)

this record f'n rules!

insinceredave (October 8, 2009)

spot on review, i like this record

eatdogs (August 25, 2009)

i can't seem to get enough of this album...

gutless (July 10, 2009)

shits dope

ifyoumakeit (June 23, 2008)

Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader
http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/video/algernon-cadwallade r/some-kind-of-cadwallader/

in McCarren park. Pink couch recording coming soon.

paris_in_flames (June 21, 2008)

if you like 90s "indie emo" stuff you'll like it

danpib08 (June 20, 2008)

I wish these guys would stop showing up on the bill of shows that I go to. They suck and their name is gay.

thegetupkid (June 19, 2008)

sooooooooo good. i love this fucking band. they just need to tour in WA!

xote (June 19, 2008)

Sounds cool.

nameless (June 18, 2008)

The first couple of times I heard this album, I didn't really like it. Maybe I need to give it a few more spins.

nightowl (June 18, 2008)

july 7th theyre playing @ its a kling thing! house in akron, ohio w/ boy problems, native, and victor fix the sun

myspace.com/itsaklingthing

theyounginfluential (June 18, 2008)

this band is playing on the 27th at the party pit, i had no idea who they were before this review. i now think i will attend that show...

SloaneDaley (June 18, 2008)

also I don't care how much of a copy this is, it is fan-fucking-tastic!

SloaneDaley (June 18, 2008)

bu bu bu I was gonna review this.

that's what I get for being a slacker.

mrdogg45 (June 18, 2008)

No worries, that's what I get for sleeping on the album for so long.

Groovey tunes either way

danperrone (June 17, 2008)

if you gave an unlabeled copy of this to a cap'n jazz fan, they would think they reunited. it's that identical. still, i dig it.

inagreendase (June 17, 2008)

To MrDogg: Sorry dude. You literally submitted your review the day after I wrote this.

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