Maroon

Maroon

by Barenaked Ladies

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Overview

For their sixth album, Barenaked Ladies fuse their impressive pop sensibilities with darker subject matter fueled by keyboardist Kevin Hearn's successful bout with leukemia. Helmed by uber-producer Don Was, Maroon finds BNL singing about such foreboding topics as touring countries torn by political strife ("Helicopters") and the thoughts of a car crash victim ("Tonight Is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel"). But rather than bog everything down with somber arrangements, the Canadian quintet instead go for the jugular with perfect songcraft driven by undeniable hooks. So even though they might be singing about relationships that are either headed south ("Too Little Too Late") or unrealized ("Conventioneers"), the Ladies do it with an exuberance that helps sweeten some of the bitterness. Far from being a total gloomfest, Maroon has plenty of upbeat pop moments such as the don't-take-yourself-so-seriously anthem "The Humour of the Situation" and the infectious optimism of "Falling for the First Time," where runaway piano, chiming guitars, and spot-on harmonies soar to a melodic high. An added bonus is the secret track "Hidden Sun," an ethereal piano-driven song about internal strength that sounds like something They Might Be Giants might have written in a serious moment.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2001
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624781493
catalogNumber: 47814

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barenaked Ladies   Primary Artist
Jim Scott   Hand Clapping,Soprano (Vocal)
Tyler Stewart   Castanets,Drums,Tambourine,Bells,Hand Clapping,Timpani,cowbell,wah wah guitar
Steven Page   Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Recorder,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kevin Hearn   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion,Glockenspiel,Electric Piano,Vocals,Clavinet,Hand Clapping,Sampling
Ed Robertson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Hand Clapping,wah wah guitar,Cabasa

Technical Credits

Jim Scott   Engineer
Don Was   Producer
Ed Robertson   Composer

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Maroon 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ya'll gotta know BNL ROX!!!! It whoops butt!!! I am really bored ya'll so email me
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD. Once again, the Barenaked Ladies combine tons of different music styles all in one CD, and manage to be funny and serious at the same time. This is an excellent CD!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nothing will ever beat Rock Spectacle for me. I love BNL. The CD was good but not as good as the last two.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not many bands can be sucsessful cd after cd, but the BNL sure can. This is a great CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not as good as Stunt but still good none the less.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While Maroon is not my favorite BNL release, it is one of my favorite's of the year. Maroon comes close to topping Rock Spectacle or Gordon, Maroon comes close. An enjoyable CD with great repeatability, especially ''Pinch Me.''
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