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RELEASE
June 19, 2001
LABEL
Lookout
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

Album Review

With his premiere release on Lookout Records, Ted Leo makes a significant creative leap forward from the body of his substantial catalog. By fusing the punk and retro-pop elements of his musical history with a noisy affection for '60s blues-rock formulas, The Tyranny of Distance showcases some of Leo's best songwriting to date. Laden with falsetto hooks and overtly romantic observations of the world, he is able to control combinations of aggression and sentiment and focus them into highly melodic expressions of pure emotion. Leo places himself next to songwriting greats such as Billy Bragg and Elvis Costello through lyrical wit and intelligence and with The Tyranny of Distance he proves that he is one of the most creative, forward thinking songwriters in the underground. [A Japanese version includes bonus tracks.]
Nate Cavalieri, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Biomusicologyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Parallel or Together?http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Under the Hedgehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Dial Uphttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Timorous Mehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Stove by a Whalehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. The Great Communicatorhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Squeaky Fingershttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. My Vien Ilinhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. The Gold Finch and the Red Oak Treehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. St. John the Divinehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. You Could Die (Or This Might End)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004420010074696&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-tyranny-of-distance%252Fid580887865%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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