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What Doesn't Kill Us

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Download links and information about What Doesn't Kill Us by What Made Milwaukee Famous. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 37:29 minutes.

Artist: What Made Milwaukee Famous
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 37:29
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Blood, Sweat & Fears 4:01
2. Sultan 2:46
3. Cheap Wine 3:21
4. The Right Place 2:00
5. For the Birds 3:40
6. Self-Destruct 3:43
7. Resistance St. 3:52
8. Prevailing Wind 2:32
9. And the Grief Goes On... 3:26
10. To Each His Own 3:05
11. Middle of the Night 2:40
12. The Other Side 2:23

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In 2004, Austin's What Made Milwaukee Famous self-released their debut, Trying to Never Catch Up (later re-released in 2006 in a slightly different format on Barsuk), a hodgepodge of musical styles and influences that still managed to coalesce as a strong, catchy set. These same notions prevail with the band's second album, What Doesn't Kill Us, although the new songs (and inspirations) tend to drive the band away from power pop and toward more mainstream rock and pop territory. There are still some well-crafted pieces here — "Self-Destruct" has predictable yet fun vocal lines and breakdowns, "Sultan" is pure Spoon (when Britt Daniel is in his Billy Joel idolizing mode), and "Resistance St." draws from the ornate, undulating, horn-heavy style Beirut's Zach Condon has helped popularize and develop while still sounding original. On the second half of the album, "Prevailing Wind" and "And the Grief Goes On" rely on soft acoustic guitars and mainstream radio-ready melodies to guide them, and both "Middle of the Night" and "To Each His Own" depart from Big Star pop to mid-'90s "Sister Hazel at a campfire" stuff. What Made Milwaukee Famous clearly try to end What Doesn't Kill Us on a positive note (to contrast, perhaps, with the darker notions expressed earlier in the record), replacing their witty(ish) lyrics ("If you don't cut your losses before you get lost, they're never going to leave you alone," from "Sultan") with phrases like "Somewhere, in the middle of the night/Everything's going to be all right, all right" ("Middle of the Night") or "What's the use in hope if we're afraid of trying?" in the closer, "The Other Side."