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Peek & Poke


Download links and information about Peek & Poke by White Town. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 52:11 minutes.

Artist: White Town
Release date: 1999
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 52:11
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No. Title Length
1. Another Lover 3:38
2. Why I Hate Drugs 4:01
3. Duplicate 3:46
4. Every Second Counts 4:13
5. Anyway 4:07
6. In My Head 5:49
7. Bunny Boiler 1:03
8. She Left for Paris 4:08
9. Theme for Alan Mathison Turing 1:54
10. I'm Alone 2:18
11. The Story of My Life 3:34
12. Excerpts from an Essay 13:40



Peek & Poke is a disappointment after the charming, melodic joys of Women in Technology. From the unattractive sleeve to the generic beats to the monotone singing that litters most of the songs, the entire affair lacks focus and energy. Starting off with a retread of the title song from the Another Lover EP, the album reaches for few highs and rarely picks up enough pop steam to be of interest. Where Women in Technology seemed like a technicolor kaleidoscope, Peek & Poke feels like an amateur imitation of Stephin Merritt. Though many of the songs are built on clever lyrics, Jyoti Mishra delivers his vocals with such limp enthusiasm that the songs fall flat and suggest self-mimicry. Botched harmonies, a lack of passion, and cliched motifs such as haunted house and church organ sound effects are symbolic of the tinny production and poorly arranged songs. What's really telling is that the best songs are those that are uncharacteristic for Mishra. "In My Head" is a sad, touching ballad featuring a gentle acoustic guitar. "Bunny Boiler" is a rock rave-up and a minor gem that approaches a punk sound. Other than these points of departure, Mishra barely manages to hold his head above water as he treads around the tired style he once mastered. From a new artist, the mistakes of Peek & Poke might be considered charming, but here it signals that it's time for Mishra to learn some new tricks.