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Gravity Won't Get You High

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Download links and information about Gravity Won't Get You High by The Grates. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 40:10 minutes.

Artist: The Grates
Release date: 2006
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 40:10
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. I Won't Survive 1:04
2. Lies 3:54
3. 19-20-20 2:05
4. Rock Boys 2:36
5. Howl 2:53
6. Trampoline 2:06
7. Science Is Golden 2:57
8. Feels Like Pain 2:59
9. Nothing Sir 3:00
10. Inside Outside 2:42
11. Sukkafish 3:57
12. Seek Me 2:15
13. Little People 3:24
14. I Am Siam 4:18

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Teetering somewhere between brash garage rock and sunny indie pop, the Grates' full-length debut Gravity Won't Get You High builds on the sound they introduced on Ouch. The Touch EP. Much like Be Your Own Pet, the Grates have absorbed all the bright, loud, immediate moments from the White Stripes and (especially) Yeah Yeah Yeahs, adding their own lighthearted, almost cartoonish twist: "Seek Me," "19 20 20," and the cheeky-sexy "Trampoline" sound like Karen O could've sung them in grade school. A lot of Gravity Won't Get You High's songs feel like foul-mouthed, sing-songy nursery rhymes, and when the Grates are at their best, their mischief is addictive. When Patience Hodgson sings "I'm gonna go like this to you/Lalala!" on "Lies are Much More Fun," you can practically see her waggling her tongue and making funny faces, while "Rock Boys" and "Science Is Golden" boast guitars that sound like blazing beams of sunlight. However, as fun as Gravity Won't Get You High can be, it has enough repetitive tracks and clunkers (including the, well, grating opening track "I Won't Survive" and the cryptic closing ballad "I Am Siam," neither of which plays to the band's strengths) to make the album more of a promising debut than one that actually delivers.