Dare to Be Surprised

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Dare to Be Surprised
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Studio album by The Folk Implosion
Released April 29, 1997
Genre
Length 37:27
Label Communion Label
Producer
The Folk Implosion chronology
Take a Look Inside
(1994)
Dare to Be Surprised
(1997)
One Part Lullaby
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[3]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Spin 6/10[5]

Dare to Be Surprised is the second album by The Folk Implosion. It was released in 1997 on Communion Label.

Recording information

The liner notes state that the album was "recorded at Bliss onto videotape, 8-16 tracks", and that "no analog equipment was used in the production of this record (except for a couple of things)".

Track listing

All tracks written by Lou Barlow and John Davis.

  1. "Pole Position" – 2:46
  2. "Wide Web" – 2:50
  3. "Insinuation" – 4:26
  4. "Barricade" – 2:36
  5. "That's the Trick" – 1:58
  6. "Checking In" – 3:13
  7. "Cold Night" – 1:26
  8. "Park Dub" – 1:39
  9. "Burning Paper" – 4:13
  10. "(Blank Paper)" – 1:55
  11. "Ball and Chain" – 2:32
  12. "Fall into November" – 2:57
  13. "Dare to Be Surprised" – 2:10
  14. "River Devotion" – 2:46

Personnel

  • Lou Barlow - bass guitar, drums, vocals
  • John Davis - guitars, drums, vocals

Additional personnel

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Knopper, Steve (1997-04-11). "Folk Implosion Dare to Be Surprised (Communion)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. p. 106. ISBN 9780312245603. 
  5. ^ Binelli, Mark (May 1997). "Reviews". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. p. 115. 

External links

  • The Folk Implosion discography
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