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  Amazon.com: Transistor: Music: 311
This is undeniably 311's most eclectic and experimental album to date, and understandably so; the band was simply at a point in their career where making the same record twice was not an option anymore.
Many people criticize the record for not being like the self-titled "blue" album, but there's one thing you must remember: the self-titled album, while being the band's first big hit album, was in fact their 3rd major label album.
This album may not have all the headbanging party songs from earlier records, but the songwriting is undeniably their best ever.
www.amazon.com /Transistor-311/dp/B000003CMZ   (1573 words)

 311 Transistor CD
On TRANSISTOR, 311 remains true to their basic musical premise; straightforward hard rock spliced together with hip-hop, funk, and dub influences.
TRANSISTOR is an eclectic, soulful collection of songs that secures 311's position as a major force in the hard rock scene.
If you haven't listened to it by now, consider it their album which sort of throws all of their "in-between album songs" which essentially turned out to be some of their best.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1129323/a/Transistor.htm   (403 words)

 The Daily Vault Album Reviews : Transistor
They're never going to be in the same realm as the Red Hot Chili Peppers or even Rancid, but their love for music is as strong as their love for pot, for which they even thank in their liner notes.
Fraternities and dorm hallways boom "Prisoner" and "Rub A Dub" from their speakers, but for people with even a limited music background, their lyrics are as dumb as a "Suddenly Susan" script and their songs have an annoying tendency to end unexpectedly.
Transistor is probably the most ambitious album of the bunch, so it won't get a F in my book.
www.dailyvault.com /toc.php5?review=335   (607 words)

 896-Odds & Ends 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
For those who don't know the band's background other than its self-titled 1995 release, this album is slower and relies more on the reggae background the band claims.
Transistor is more laid back than the so-called "Blue" album.
Transistor IS a departure from their wildly successful self-titled album ("Blue"), but I think it's a good departure.
www.umsl.edu /studentlife/current/896/oe6.htm   (175 words)

 TNT's "Transistor" reviewed by The House of Shred   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Transistor is a very melodic, hook-driven album and this shows best on the guitar playing.
Ronni LeTekro is one of the greatest and most innovative guitarists of the Shred era and he proves it on this album.
Transistor features a much more mature and controlled Ronni who shreds but does so in accordance to the song's needs, without overplaying.
www.houseofshred.com /reviews/tnt_transistor.htm   (931 words)

 311 (band) Information
Since their self-titled album in 1995, all but one of their albums (the exception being Live) have been in the top 15 of the Billboard Top 200.
Their biggest selling CD was their self-titled release 311 in 1995 (also known as The Blue Album) which went triple-platinum and also found mainstream success with the singles "Down" and "All Mixed Up".
In 1997, a rumor started that the band's name was a reference to the Ku Klux Klan because K is the 11th letter of the alphabet.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/311_(band)   (1283 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Transistor is a local (Athens) band, formed by Maria (lead vocals), Niki (keyboards, samples and back vocals), Stelios (guitars) and Trifonas (bass).
In the beginning, Transistor were only playing instrumental while the band had not yet found a singer.
At the moment Transistor are recording more and more new songs for their first album and you can see them performing in a few upcoming shows.
www.transistor.gr /bios.html   (203 words)

 Ladybug Transistor: Ladybug Transistor: Pitchfork Record Review
Since their 1996 debut, Marlborough Farms, The Ladybug Transistor have wed lush, rolling melodies to oddly somber lyrics, folding in a barnyard full of sounds (baritone harmonica, keyboards, flute, organs, flitting chamber-pop strings, horns, 12-string guitar, and the soft, sliding background vocals of keyboardist Sasha Bell) and crafting a perfectly orchestrated whole.
It might seem odd that The Ladybug Transistor waited until their unceremonious fifth studio album to go all eponymous, but it's an appropriate concession given the circumstances: The Ladybug Transistor, recorded in Tucson last spring with producer Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Neko Case), is the band's first album not recorded at Olsen's Brooklyn-based Malborough Farms studio.
Consequently, The Ladybug Transistor might initially seem disarmingly untouchable here, their unfaltering movements too tweaked and controlled to ever be entirely accessible to folks in plain clothes.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /article/record_review/19241/Ladybug_Transistor_Ladybug_Transistor   (417 words)

 Punknews.org | Transistor Transistor - Erase All Name And Likeness
Transistor Transistor is one of those bands that can bring all the fury without all the noise.
On the second half of the album, Transistor Transistor continues to plow through song after song with a voracious need to rock.
The song and album end with nothing more than a drumbeat, whose final thud is a simple declaration that the relentless assault is over and you can now safely exhale.
www.punknews.org /reviews.php?op=albumreview&id=4073   (875 words)

 Observer Newspaper - Scene
Its fourth album, Transistor, was mediocre at best, and its live album was quite possibly one of the worst albums ever recorded.
This album is nothing more than a complete rehash of different parts of old 311 albums, with some beats and lyrics changed to protect the innocent.
On an album of 13 songs, there are only two songs that bear resemblance to any of 311's old music.
www.nd.edu /~observer/11091999/Scene/1.html   (503 words)

With their seriously 'modern' art tendencies, quirky pop structures and Tom Verlaine-patented vocals, they ought to have been the archetypal new wave outfit, destined to flourish for a second or two of Jags-like fame, then be filed away in the depths of skinny-tie history.
After the authentic post-punk blast of their first two albums, XTC developed into a modern, quirky and decidedly non-punk band - half a continuation of the classic British singles tradition that harked back to the Beatles, half some bizarre assemblage of Kraut-rock, prog and English whimsy.
As on Skylarking (1986), the XTC album to which it most compares, the colours here are green and brown and russet, and the songwriters' lexicon (slacks, sheds, braziers) paints a picture of singular England.
website.lineone.net /~ssleightholm/articles/albums3.htm   (5467 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Live [PA] - 311 at Epinions.com
I only own two of their albums, but they are probably the two most popular releases.
The studio version was released on the 'Transistor' album, which is the other album I own.
Galaxy is another song from the 'Transistor' album, which happens to be much better live than that studio crap.
www.epinions.com /content_109347245700   (1071 words)

 : : : WWW.AUSTINMUSICHALL.COM : Austin, TX : : :
Unwritten Law gained mainstream acceptance in 2002, with the release of their album Elva, featuring the hit single "Seein' Red." Elva sat at number one on the modern rock chart for six weeks, exponentially increasing the band's fan base.
After that, MTV invited the band to perform as part of the network's series "Music in High Places." The show encouraged the band to explore a completely new course for its music, as their repertoire of energized, electric guitar-fueled rock had to be performed in an arrangement appropriate for Yellowstone National Park.
The band left Interscope and found a new home at Lava records, which released the acclaimed album version of "Music in High Places." "In all honesty, Lava is a smaller label - they're more of a boutique label - so they're more hands on," explains Russo of the decision to switch labels.
www.austinmusichall.com /index.cfm?Fuseaction=EventDetail&EventID=887   (1358 words)

 M Ward : Transistor Radio : The Ratio : Review : Jared Bland
Each new M. Ward album represents the ascension to a new circle, and I fear that when we reach the centre my life will implode.
Whereas Pete Seeger drew on the music that had come before him, Ward too draws on the music he has known; the temporal distance means that, for Ward, what is classic and now-traditional is the pop music that in large part grew out of the folk tradition he echoes.
The effect is startling, suggesting a continuity between past experience and present reality, and affirming the power and timelessness of the body of popular music of which Ward's music is itself a part.
www.theratio.org /reviews/m/mward/transistorradio.html   (989 words)

 ojet records . all transistor reviews
On the basis of the liner notes, All Transistor is either a huge band or has had a lot of members over the three years it took to record Parts.
All Transistor have, after a few listens and a little time, showed themselves to have the capablility to make a brilliantly strong, substantial record.
You probably won't find this album on the Billboard Top 100 and it may be difficult to find at your typical record store chain.
www.ojet.com /site/reviews/005.html   (1297 words)

 MySpace.com - Transistor Radio :-: ALBUM IN STORES NOW :-: - Los Angeles/Orange County, California - Rock / Rock / Rock ...
Excitement levels are high as Transistor Radio prepares for the August 28th drop of debut A Legacy Between, also the first release from Up At Nite Records, the new rock imprint of Syntax Records.
Transistor Radio’s alt-rock groove is backed up by boldly honest lyrics that flow from their strong relational drive.
Transistor Radio’s chunky guitars, contagious hooks, and potent lyrics open the doors of hope and encouragement just when we need them most.
www.myspace.com /transistorradio   (1437 words)

 Ladybug Transistor, MP3 Album Music Download at eMusic
Ladybug Transistor's fourth album is the band's first to be recorded outside its own Marlborough Farms studio.
The band seems to have shaken off the doldrums that lightly plagued its previous record, 2001's disappointing Argyle Heir, coming up with a killer batch of songs that are catchy and involving.
The Ladybug Transistor is a return to form for the band and is right up there with its best work.
www.emusic.com /album/The-Ladybug-Transistor-Ladybug-Transistor-MP3-Download/10863820.html   (350 words)

 : : : WWW.THEBACKYARD.NET : Austin, TX : : :
In September of '96 (14 months after the release of the "311" album) the song "Down" hit the airwaves and became an across the board success at radio and MTV.
After the success of the "311" album (which is now triple Platinum), 311 released a long form home video called "Enlarged to Show Detail" containing live concert footage, interviews, videos, backstage footage, etc. To make it a unique item, 311 bundled the video with a 5 song EP containing outtakes from the "311" cd.
The threesome's' first full-length album, Give N' It, was released by Volcom in 2000.
www.thebackyard.net /index.cfm?Fuseaction=EventDetail&EventID=3916   (914 words)

 DOA - All Transistor - Parts
The other musicians all come on to help out and lend this album a very diverse and varied feel, which is really quite welcome.
The album kicks off with "Cold Feet," a short, somewhat countrified rocker that goes seemlessly into the Pixies-esque "Phil Hartman," which doesn't seem to me to be about the actor/comedian.
I greatly appreciate that All Transistor's album is so varied, because I don't think I could take a full album of the slower, more stripped-down songs, and neither could I take an album's worth of these high-energy rock tracks.
www.adequacy.net /review.php?reviewID=226   (452 words)

 ((( q101 )))
Unlike From Chaos, which only had a handful of great songs, and Transistor, which could have done without the last 6 or so cuts, Evolver is a full album, one in which you don't have to skip tracks.
The album all in all is good but not as 311 as you think.
The album kicks off with their first single, "Creatures (for a while)," which has been climbing the modern rock charts in recent weeks.
www.q101.com /cdreviews/Display.aspx?ID=19756   (1432 words)

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 The Ladybug Transistor - Ladybug Transistor - Music Downloads
Ladybug Transistor's fourth album is the band's first to be recorded outside its own Marlborough Farms studio.
The band seems to have shaken off the doldrums that lightly plagued its previous record, 2001's disappointing Argyle Heir, coming up with a killer batch of songs that are catchy and involving.
The Ladybug Transistor is a return to form for the band and is right up there with its best work.
www.mp3.com /albums/603159/downloads.html   (732 words)

 Salon Entertainment | Sharps & Flats
A cross between whining and complaining, whinging aptly describes the endless cant of "13." The album's opener, "Tender," is the grandiose signal of the band's transition to downbeat.
In the intervening years and two subsequent albums, Olson has replaced the rest of the band, expanded it to a sextet and discovered the delights of Donovan and Zombies records.
Still, a few tracks here come close to the ideal Ladybug Transistor are aiming for, notably the acid fantasy "Meadowport Arch" and the instrumental mariachi-western theme "Cienfuegos." The band's got its style down fine; it's just still working on what to apply it to.
www.salon.com /ent/music/reviews/1999/03/30review.html   (1377 words)

An almost thrashy number, it´s one of the most perfect album openers I´ve heard in some time and is a great introduction to where the band is now musically.
It might be hard to recognize that "Transistor" symbolizes another comeback for Norway´s TNT - simply because many people (except for the long-time fans) may never have heard of this group.
In a sense, it might not be right to label "Transistor" as a heavy metal album; TNT seems to bridge the gap between what they were in the 80s with a melting pot of rock that has become their sound.
www.angelfire.com /wizard/iweb/review.html   (2657 words)

 311 : iSOUND.COM™
Their name comes from the police code in Omaha for indecent exposure, stemming from an incident when a member of Hexum's former band was caught skinny-dipping.
Their subsiquent album entitled "Music" in 1993 took a few songs from the earlier recordings.
Another notable hit was "All Mixed up." After a long tour, they released the double album "Transistor." It was the bands most unique record to date.
www.isound.com /311   (570 words)

 Matador Records | New & Upcoming Releases
The remastered original album, its 5 B-sides, the 4-song 'Pacific Trim' EP, 5 rare compilation tracks, 5 never-released session outtakes of which 4 are completely unreleased songs or fragments, 2 live tracks from the Netherlands, a 4-song BBC session and a 7-song JJJ Radio Australia session (including one-half of a completely unreleased song).
Cat Power's much-acclaimed new album with the Memphis Rhythm Band, 'The Greatest,' is now available in the special Slipcase Edition at a very low price from your favorite store or from the Matador Store here on the website.
We're slightly in awe of Burma's new, 3rd full-length studio album proper, 'The Obliterati.' Recorded at Boston's Q Division Studios with firmly ensconsed 4th wheel Bob Weston, 'The Obliterati' might be the most aggressive, raw and challenging recording in the band's storied career.
www.matadorrecords.com /releases   (1668 words)

 In Music We Trust - SHOW REVIEW: 311
Nick Hexum's voice is heard and as the curtain drops the lights go wild and the band goes full into "Hive." This song is one of the four songs 311 performs off their third, self-titled album -- the album that brought them to MTV, big cities and big audiences.
This Omaha-based band has been almost continually on MTV promoting "Transistor." The title cut was the first to be released from this highly anticipated album and the fans ate it up like candy.
"Transistor," compared to their earlier works, has more singing, lighter melodies and more enlightening, positive lyrics.
www.inmusicwetrust.com /articles/05h12.html   (519 words)

 Chalkhills: XTC: Transistor Blast - The Best of the BBC Sessions
Fifty tracks and nearly three and a quarter hours later, Transistor Blast is a boxed compilation extraordinaire.
Disc 1 and 2 are from various sessions recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios for the John Peel, Andy Kershaw and Kid Jensen (remember him?) shows.
Disc 3 is a hybrid made up of two separate performances, the first Sound and Sound in-concert simulcast on BBC 2 TV on 9 March 1978 and an in-concert recorded at The Paris Theatre on 17 January 1979.
chalkhills.org /reelbyreal/a_TransistorBlast.html   (733 words)

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