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Ted Leo And The Pharmacists

Hearts Of Oak

(Ted From Chisel, Sin-Eaters)

Lookout! 290

Released on February 11, 2003

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TED LEO finally returns with the follow-up to 2000's "The Tyranny Of Distance" with "Hearts Of Oak" and he's brought his incredible band, The Pharmacists with him. Produced by Nicolas Vernhes and TED LEO himself, "Hearts Of Oak" takes off where "Tyranny" left of, with passionate moments and moods inspired by Generation X, Dexy's Midnight Runners and The Ruts; the album references the intensity and politics of late 80's DC Hardcore scene as well as the political dance pop of Chumbawumba. The basic facts are these: TED LEO used to be in Chisel and The Sin-Eaters. His songwriting and performances are compared to the likes of Thin Lizzy, Paul Weller, Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg and informed by his love of punk rock. TED LEO is one of the most important, original and earnest of today's underground/indie punk scene. Hearts Of Oak is a vital record that defies categorization and is undeniably great on every level.

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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 with 5 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Building Skyscrapers In The Basement  3%
2 Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone? Voted #1  23%
3 I'm A Ghost  8%
4 High Party Voted #2  18%
5 Hearts Of Oak Voted #3  18%
6 Ballad Of The Sin Eater  11%
7 Dead Voices  1%
8 Anointed One  0%
9 Bridges, Squares  3%
10 2nd Ave, 11AM  6%
11 First To Finish, Last To Start  5%
12 Crane Takes Flight  3%
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Howard from Bethesda, MD 
Dec 21 2006 Rating: 4/5 Stars

Pretty good power-pop/pop-punk album. It drags a bit on some of the less overtly poppy songs, but that's pretty negligible. "Where Have All the Rudeboys Gone?", "2nd Ave, 11AM", "Ballad of the Sin Eater", and "High Party" are all fantastic songs, with great hooks. The lyrics are thoughtful and well-crafted throughout. It's worth getting.

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Cal from Cambridge, ON Canada 
Sep 21 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

AMAZING CD, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are one of the best bands out there. If you have this pick up Tyranny of Distance, it is just as great. If you don't have this buy it now and then buy Tyranny of Distance. I also suggest getting the DVD, Dirty Old Town, it is one of the best music DVD's i've ever seen

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Robert from Marion, IA 
Jul 18 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

One of the best CDs I have ever bought. It's so hard to say much more than this. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are the best band still playing. The music, perfect. The lyrics, perfect. There isn't one weak track on the whole album. This is easily my favorite album in my collection. It's funny to me how this guy is 100x more "punk" than almost all of the albums being called punk rock today. Just buy this, it's more than worth it. And one hell of a live show on type of everything else. NEW ALBUM IN OCTOBER!

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Mandy from Flint, MI 
May 17 2003 Rating: 5/5 Stars

What the hell "Liam"? Ted Leo's newest album is one of the best I've heard all year. It's original and thoughtful and you can totally rock out to it. Ted Leo is definitely an artist with something important to say, which is something most music is lacking. It SO does not suck. Buy it.

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Liam from New Haven, CT 
Mar 30 2003 Rating: 3/5 Stars

After hearing "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?" and "The High Party", I expected very, very big things from this CD. Maybe that's why I was a little disappointed. While the CD isn't bad, most of the songs just weren't very interesting. It simply didn't sound particularly original. This isn't to say Hearts of Oak is a terrible CD, but it isn't great...your money would probably be wiser spent on something else.





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