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Laura Jane Grace - Anna Is a Stool Pigeon [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Laura Jane Grace

Laura Jane Grace: Anna Is a Stool Pigeon [7 inch]Anna Is a Stool Pigeon [7 inch] (2008)
Sabot Productions

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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The companion 7" to Tom Gabel's debut EP, Heart Burns, Anna Is a Stool Pigeon may actually be a bit better than the real thing. For starters, it's got the title track lifted straight off the EP, which was arguably one of the prime standouts. The harmonica and acoustic-led folk-pop jam is so much .


The companion 7" to Tom Gabel's debut EP, Heart Burns, Anna Is a Stool Pigeon may actually be a bit better than the real thing.

For starters, it's got the title track lifted straight off the EP, which was arguably one of the prime standouts. The harmonica and acoustic-led folk-pop jam is so much fun for addressing something so controversial, potentially corrupt and plain scary (the argument that environmental activist Eric McDavid was a victim of entrapment by an FBI informant simply known as "Anna").

The bonuses aren't incredibly special, but still rather solid. You get a stripped-down acoustic take on "Random Hearts" that sounds natural and fluidly delivered, while "I Can't See You, But I Know You're There" is delivered in a similar fashion, nonetheless with lyrics that weigh a little on the cheesy side ("I got my new favourite [sic] record today. / My favourites change every single day. / Except you, / you'll always be number one.").

Vinyl fiends and Heart Burns fans would do well to scope this one.

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bongsmcj (March 16, 2009)

you spell "favourite" like a "poseur"

fallingupwards84 (March 16, 2009)

I don't think those lines are cheesy at all

sarcasm?

necktattoo (March 16, 2009)

tom supports terrorism

jq (March 15, 2009)

Is this supposed to be a review or a press release? Looks like the latter to me. Either way, this album was disappointing.

eazyd2 (March 15, 2009)

needs more gayballs

SloaneDaley (March 14, 2009)

They should have just included the acoustic version, "I Can't See You But I Know You're There", and "Nuclear Cowboys In An Age Of Drift" (which he recorded but hasn't yet released) on the original version of Heart Burns to make a solid ten tracks.

WaitingRoom (March 14, 2009)

This record was at Hot Topic.

Problematiclogic (March 14, 2009)

Random Hearts is an awful song. It should not exist.

But everything else is great

crackpotdemagogue (March 14, 2009)

i was looking for a higher resolution version of the cover art and came across this: http://slog.thestranger.com/files/2007/08/gabel.jpg

ahahaha!

Slacker (March 14, 2009)

This is a good song. Chuck Ragan plays the harmonica and sings back-ups

mattramone (March 14, 2009)

Best part of this is the non-Depeche Mode version of "Random Hearts."

oskorei (March 14, 2009)

Gabel Schmabel this stuff is still pretty boring.

ChadReligion (March 14, 2009)

Haven't heard this yet, and really haven't taken a liking to any of his solo stuff very much(so far from what I've heard", but I will give this a shot only because I really like the artwork. kinda stoked.

mattp330 (March 13, 2009)

i bought heart burns used the other day for four dollars. i love against me! but im glad i didn't pay the 11 bucks when it was new

Ravnos (March 13, 2009)

Coming soon to the CBC, Ann(a) of Tom Gabels.

Torgo (March 13, 2009)

Anna I think is probably the best song on that EP, or Amputations

lostandclowned (March 13, 2009)

I don't think those lines are cheesy at all.

punk_sk (March 13, 2009)

did this really requite a review?

red_eye_inc (March 13, 2009)

To be honest, I haven't listened to this since I first got it. It's good, but Heart Burns is longer so it wins every time.

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