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Switched On

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Download links and information about Switched On by Stereolab. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 43:55 minutes.

Artist: Stereolab
Release date: 1992
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 43:55
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Super-Electric 5:22
2. The Way Will Be 3:26
3. Au grand jour 3:27
4. Changer 4:07
5. Doubt 3:47
6. Au grand jour 8:17
7. Brittle 3:40
8. Contact 3:32
9. High Expectation 3:23
10. The Light That Will 4:54

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Switched On collects Stereolab's earliest singles, capturing the group's hypnotic, driving sound in its infancy. Though they're more guitar-driven and rock-oriented than the band's later work, tracks like "Super-Electric" and "Au Grand Jour" prove that Stereolab's basic style — Krautrock lock-grooves, bubbling analog synths, fuzzed-out guitars, and angelic vocals — arrived fully formed. "Doubt" and "Brittle" are among the group's most vibrant pop songs, while the eight-minute "Contact" is a warm-up for the epics the band would include on albums like Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements. Reflective pieces like "The Way Will Be Opening" and "High Expectation" show off Laetitia Sadier's coolly sophisticated, Nico-meets-Francoise Hardy vocals, while "The Light That Will Cease to Fail" manages to be poppy, kinetic, and bittersweet all at once. Though the group would go on to make even more impressive albums, the newness of Stereolab's sound is palpable on Switched On, giving the songs an added vitality. Obviously, it's an impressive debut, but it's captivating in its own right.