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  Beta Band: Heroes To Zeros (2004): Reviews
To dismiss Heroes to Zeroes as a mere exercise in rock homage underestimates The Beta Band's charm.
Heroes to Zeros may not wholly reconcile mainstream expectations with the Beta Band's desire for personalized expression, but it does come as close to aligning those twin poles as anything the band's recorded thus far.
Taken as a group, Heroes to Zeros' slower songs are the musical equivalent of a month-long sinus infection: heavy on the repetition, sleepy detachment and sensory deprivation.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/betaband/heroestozeros   (780 words)

 Cokemachineglow.com - Beta Band: Heroes to Zeroes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
They’ve yet to make a bad disc; The Beta Band’s self-titled 1999 disc never comes close to being as awful as they want you to believe (their highly publicized trashing of it is has passed into legend), and 2001’s Hot Shots II is also excellent, if perhaps a little too laid back.
It’s annoying enough that an act as talented as The Beta Band makes their fan base wait three years between records, but this also has the side effect of making expectations that much higher, almost to the point where anything less than a fantastic album will be seen as a major disappointment.
Heroes to Zeros isn’t the awe-inspiring, psychedelic masterpiece that many were hoping for, and that this band is still capable of.
www.cokemachineglow.net /reviews/betaband_heroes2004.html   (1268 words)

 Amazon.com: Heroes to Zeros: Music: The Beta Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Their third official album HEROES TO ZEROS captures the focused immediacy and power of their epic live shows, while maintaining the sample-tastic digital sorcery of their previous releases.
"Heroes To Zeroes" proves that UK The Beta Band is still going strong, in their first self-produced album.
"Heroes to Zeroes" is a tasty album, I am very happy I own this album and that is something to be proud of.
www.amazon.com /Heroes-Zeros-Beta-Band/dp/B0001LYGXU   (1671 words)

 Heroes To Zeros Press Release | Biography | The Beta Band official site
Heroes To Zeros released on Regal on April 26th
Heroes To Zeros, the culmination of 18 months work, sees the band take a more muscular approach to their songwriting both lyrically and musically.
An intrinsic part of the recording process, having witnessed the audience response to their live sets, was to capture that intangible live element in the studio and combine it with the digital process and they set about doing so by recording large parts of the album live.
www.betaband.com /biography/pr-heroes-to-zeros.php   (292 words)

 BBC - collective - the beta band 'heroes to zeros'
Fortunately, this seems to have given the band a burning desire to prove to the world that they are actually as good as we all thought they were.
Heroes To Zeroes refines that trademark Beta Band sound: soft vocals, pounding drums and the understated but slightly twisted sense of melody.
Their third album is far from “shit” and much more “hero” than “zero”.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/collective/A2553347   (242 words)

 Heroes To Zeros | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"But the trouble with your own thing is, you end up on your own." That glum assessment and Heroes To Zeros' self-deprecating title could signal an artistic retreat for the determinedly eccentric Scotsmen, but the album doesn't really bear out that suggestion.
Then again, it's hard to imagine a CD that opens with a burst of U2-inspired guitar, and closes with a series of bloops and the band riding a snare drum, sounding like a retreat of any kind.
Heroes To Zeros builds on 2001's Hot Shots II, letting the band find a balance between pop snap and infinite drone.
www.theonion.com /content/node/15206   (322 words)

 Zeros 2 Heroes - Lotus
Lotus has taken an amazing turn and the producers at Zeros 2 Heroes have agreed to create a cover for the very first issue (the reason this is a bit of a turn is that we were never sure if the first issue would be strictly electronic or printable).
The producers at Zeros 2 Heroes have asked me to start thinking about the next 6 months and then 1 year of my life and my career.
Zeros 2 Heroes was a sensational start for me. If I don’t get to work again for them then I can say that they were the ones (and the only ones) who truly saw a penciller in me even when I didn’t think I had the ability.
lotus.zeros2heroes.com   (1671 words)

 NCAA's heroes, life's zeros - The Boston Globe
Those schools were Utah State, Memphis, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati (all zero), Arizona (9 percent), Maryland (11), Kentucky (13) and Southern Illinois (14).
That is a 43-point percentage gap between the top 13 schools that report their fl graduation rates and the top 13 that do not.
The proof: Thirteen of the 37 colleges that did not report fl graduation rates in 2003 had a 2002 fl rate of zero.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/03/17/ncaas_heroes_lifes_zeros   (866 words)

 The Beta Band 'Heroes To Zeros'
The Beta Band have been doing the impossibly involved and complex in their sleep for some time now, so the sublime excellence of 'Heroes To Zeros' should surprise no one who's been keeping even a cirsory eye on their progress.
Effortlessly swinging between gang-show-style, rollocking acoustic tomfoolery and intense, all enveloping space rock, 'Heroes To Zeroes' carries its grand themes effortlessly, delivers its witty asides with a rueful smile and tells it's love stories with undisguised glee.
If 'Heroes To Zeros' was a single mother she'd hold down two jobs, pick her kids up from school, read them stories every night, keep a beautiful flat and still have a fantastic sex life, all while looking absolutely fantastic on a pittance.
www.xfm.co.uk /Article.asp?id=23182   (174 words)

 The Beta Band - Heroes To Zeros: Silent Uproar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
More than just a record, Heroes to Zeros was a “meeting of the minds” for the UK foursome.
Really, the whole experience of the disc is one that would be a good opener for folks who have yet to get into the band as well as a rewarding ride for anyone who’s been a fan for years.
The Beta Band didn’t have to seek indie cred with Heroes to Zeros; they are already critical and fan favorites, and yet you end up feeling better and better about loving them every time you pop the disc in.
www.silentuproar.com /showreview.php?ID=754&archive=yes   (376 words)

 The Beta Band - Heroes To Zeros : album review
Even with their latest album, the genre-warpers and surrealists of sound are at it again - barking dog samples and boingy electronica, orchestras and electro bass, bongos and xylophones, all with the ever-plaintive singing of Steve Mason creamed on top.
However, it is true that Heroes To Zeros is alarmingly guitar-driven, making it more mainstream than their usual experimentalist tendencies.
The album has 18 months of Beta Band brain behind it - the foursome have happily had time to tinker with every note; a far cry from their rushed second album, The Beta Band, which they themselves proclaimed was rubbish.
www.musicomh.com /albums/beta-band.htm   (514 words)

 Beta Band: Heroes to Zeros Aversion.com Review
Heck, even the notoriously lowbrow medium, broadcast television, has had to shorten segments to quick-cuts and streamline plots to keep viewers’ flagging attention spans fixed to the tube.
Sometimes a little streamlining can be a good thing, however, as The Beta Band shows on Heroes to Zeros.
Individually, Heroes to Zeros’s songs are as all over the board as they are intuitive and catchy.
www.aversion.com /bands/reviews.cfm?f_id=1593   (490 words)

 Sound Design: Heroes to Zeros, by the Beta Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is hard to imagine “Heroes to Zeros” being embraced more than their acclaimed first record.
The album art on “Heroes to Zeros” is alright.
The more abstract/ambiguous images seem to match their sound better and they should have used that on the cover.
www.beadesigngroup.com /musicblog/archives/2004/08/heroes_to_zeros_by_the_beta_ba.html   (272 words)

 Books for Brats™ Announces 2005 Heroes and Zeros Awards
Our awards are in line with our mission to provide content for the military brat that encourages a child’s pride in family and community, as well as awareness and tolerance of the military family in the media and society at large.
We hope to eliminate the perception of our soldiers and their families as villains or victims, but service personnel who make great sacrifices on behalf of their fellow citizens everyday.
Hero Award winners create opportunities for understanding between military and civilian communities, while Zero Award winners are perceived to encourage negative stereotypes and abuse of military families.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2006/1/emw328069.htm   (960 words)

BETA BAND Heroes To Zeros (2004 UK limited pressing vinyl LP featuring 12 tracks of duelling guitars & blaring brass including the single 'Assessment', presented in gatefold picture sleeve with lyric/picture inner) -
BETA BAND Heroes To Zeros (2004 UK set of 4 promo-only squashy coloured figures for you to throw at the wall & watch 'em climb down!
BETA BAND Heroes To Zeros (Superb 2004 UK promo-only fl cotton, round neck, short sleeved T-shirt with album artwork printed on front.
www.eil.com /shop/extsearch.asp?DiscTitle=heroes-to-zeros   (291 words)

 The Beta Band - Heroes To Zeros - Review - Uncut.co.uk
It's been six years now since The Beta Band ended the brief first stage of their career (three bewitching EPs) and embarked on the second: proper albums, coherent gigs, and a prolonged sense of anti-climax.
After 2001's slightly disappointing appropriation of RandB, Hot Shots II, Heroes To Zeros is, sadly, a slightly disappointing attempt to hammer their quirks into a more commercial rock shape.
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www.uncut.co.uk /music/the_beta_band/reviews/7401   (263 words)

 Heroes and Zeros - the XFL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For knocking receivers on their butt, and helping kids get ahead - Kory Blackwell is a Kidzworld Hero.
The biggest zeroes from the XFL have to be a group of crazy fans from the LA Xtreme.
But those idiot fans are big time Zeroes.
www.kidzworld.com /article/4201-the-good-and-the-bad-of-the-xfl   (368 words)

 The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeros | HTZ FM
The Beta Band have rarely pronounced themselves happy with their own work, seemingly oblivious to the fact that it's usually quite good.
(Once, the public sniping began before an album had even appeared in the stores.) From all reports, Heroes To Zeros, their first complete self-production since reaching a major label, has finally contented the group.
And though they've succeeded in their attempts to make their music more direct and compact, the album is still clearly the work of the same methodically shambolic Beta Band of old -- the perfect balance of straight-ahead and ahead-of-the-curve.
www.htzfm.com /album/684334   (142 words)

 Nude as the News: The Beta Band: Heroes To Zeros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sure, 2004's Heroes To Zeros has the same kind of incongruous squawks and samples as the band's other albums, but this time around, the Beta Band harnessed its noise into familiar-sounding pop songs, and something got lost.
Opinions about the Beta Band's music vary pretty widely, which is to be expected when a band so purposefully switches genres and defies categorization.
Well, maybe they were, at least on Heroes To Zeros.
www.nudeasthenews.com /reviews/1159   (864 words)

 Enough is Enough » Zeronomics zeros heroes
Not only did Gono slash zeros in his “Sunrise for Zimbabwe” pronouncement, he also silently devalued the dollar against the greenback by some 40 per cent to 1US$:250zW$ (250,000 in old currency).
They can’t even do anything to fend against it.
The reality is Gono’s zeronomics are making zeros of our nation’s true hereos.
enoughzimbabwe.org /zeronomics-zeros-heroes   (574 words)

 Zeros to heroes - Variety
Instead of adding another gut-spilling emo band to the label, they've adopted a foreign baby - a four-piece rap outfit from upstate New York.
But being the only rap act on the roster is nothing new for the Heroes, who played before The All-American Rejects, The Starting Line and The Format on Monday.
The Heroes, which combine rapping with live instrumentation during performances, sample everything from funk to bubblegum pop on their latest release, As Cruel As School Children.
media.www.centralfloridafuture.com /media/storage/paper174/news/2006/11/17/Variety/Zeros.To.Heroes-2465866.shtml   (368 words)

 Definition of Heroes to Zeros
Heroes to Zeroes is the third and final studio album by The Beta Band, released in 2004.
All tracks written by Steve Mason, John Maclean, Richard Greentree, and Robin Jones.
The list of authors can be found here.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Heroes_to_Zeros   (111 words)

 City Pages - The Beta Band: <I>Heroes to Zeros</I>   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On Heroes to Zeros, the band relies on live instruments instead of their usual cache of recognizable samples, cutting the epics into easily digestible chunks.
Heroes to Zeros tries to strike a balance between the Beta Band's mishmash beginnings and their recent adventures in slick production.
It often fails--which doesn't stop drummer Robin Jones from calling it "the record we've always been trying to make." Feel free to sip your drink and humor him.
www.citypages.com /detail.asp?ArticleID=12230   (796 words)

 MusiquePlus.com - Musique - Critique d'album - Heroes to Zeros (Beta Band)
Trois Écossais et un Anglais forment The Beta Band, groupe encore très méconnu du grand public et qui le restera fort probablement.
Le premier simple de l'album "Heroes to Zeros", "Assessment", se veut un genre d'essai vers un style rock plus accessible, mais qui finit par ressembler à
Loin d'être accrocheur aux premières écoutes, "Heroes to Zeros" se laisse découvrir lentement, contenant plein de fines subtilités.
www.musiqueplus.com /modules/musique/critique.php?critid=225&albid=1922&artid=539   (155 words)

 THE BETA BAND, Heroes To Zeros
Not quite recapturing the incredible charm and promise of the 3 EP’s, but rather good nonetheless.
Tracks on THE BETA BAND - Heroes To Zeros:
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 From Heroes to Zeros -- Falling From Grace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
From Heroes to Zeros -- Falling From Grace
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www.expertclick.com /NewsReleaseWire/default.cfm?Action=ReleaseDetail&ID=7892   (592 words)

 The Beta Band 'From Heroes To Zeros'
Listen to 'Heroes To Zeros' on the Xfm Online Listening Post
Buy 'Heroes To Zeroes' in the Xfm Shop
The Beta Band 'From Heroes To Zeros' (Regal) Released April 26 2004.
www.xfm.co.uk /Article.asp?id=23524   (61 words)

 The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeros @ Awarestore.com
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