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People

The Burning Hell

2013

People
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People is the sixth full-length album by the Canadian indie rock band The Burning Hell, released in April 2013 in Canada, May 2013 in Europe and April 2014 in the UK. The album was recorded in Berlin by Norman Nitzsche and Ramin Bijan. The Burning Hell is a band fronted by songwriter Mathias Kom and multi-instrumentalist Ariel Sharratt, particularly known for their literate songwriting, DIY ethos, and dynamic live performances. Kom holds a PhD in ethnomusicology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he studied the political economy of DIY music.

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Rating

3.07

Votes

46

Genres

  • Folk
  • Rock

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Mon Jun 17 2024
4

This is great, certainly one of the more interesting artists I've been introduced to during this journey. Reminds me a bit of the Eels and maybe Carseat Headrest. Will definitely listen more! 4 stars.

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Wed Jul 03 2024
5

My submission! Chose it before I realised most people's submissions would be folky as well! Love this due to the in depth but playful lyrics and the way each song takes you on a journey, also holds a place in my heart as first concert back after Covid.

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Sun Jun 16 2024
4

All kinds of people make a world indeed; Multiply by time and you might arrive at the Burning Hell proximate Norse sagas. That is, I was primed for People: A little knowledge of the band, a little preparation for a highlight if not the highlight. The music here ranges, though it stays objectively on the twee side. The band takes to its loose concept, weaving stories into something more than novelty. Outlook's only a little world-weary. Strangeness-in-form is appropriate to the time, and looks backward to the more-weird.

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Sun Jun 16 2024
4

Sometimes, it is what it is. And it is an album full of storytelling en Fun lyrics. Musically it ain't that great though. But I enjoyed it

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Mon Jun 17 2024
4

Very Cake-adjacent. Not bad!

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Mon Jun 17 2024
3

Lyrics about 2X too clever for me, and delivered in that alt-dude near monotone not quite sung style that rarely does it for me. I didn't hate it but not for me.

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Mon Jun 17 2024
3

Opening your album with the phrase: 'You were a Nazi-hunter' already earns extra points. And the rest of this album also doesn't disappoint! Always like these voice-over-type vocalists. And it fits the mood of the music perfectly. The lyrics could have easily ended up on the wrong side of cheesyness, but they work for me. Nice find!

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Mon Jul 08 2024
3

An interesting one, reminds me of a more modern, sardonic Silver Jews. Mostly enjoyed this LP, felt it got a bit too caught up in its own lyrical cleverness here and there but for the most part I enjoyed the stories it was putting down.

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Mon Jun 17 2024
2

Very strange, it's like a wordy troubadour with retro rhythms, a hint of Costello...it becomes tiring like listening to singers in a church.

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Mon Jun 17 2024
2

If Bill Callahan was annoyingly clever, it would sound something like this.

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Mon Jun 17 2024
2

Sorry, this is too much tongue in cheek and theatrical for me, especially when someone doesn't try to sing.

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Sun Jun 16 2024
1

For every accidentally-cool Canadian band (see: Crash Test Dummies) there are a squazillion annoying ones. This guy thought he was saying important things, but it was just shit. 1/5.

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