One of the greatest pop albums ever... Ever track is pure gold. The New pornographers have never made a bad album but I'm pretty sure they will never top this gem. A real desert island top 10 disk for me!
I just don't get why everyone says it takes a couple listens to get into this album. This was instantly my favorite album of theirs. "Myriad Harbour" and "Challengers" are just amazing and by far my favorite songs by TNP.
I gotta say...I was disappointed when I first heard Challengers. I had just gotten Twin Cinema and was blown away at the awesome songwriting and diverse collection of songs and awesome melodies. When I heard this for the first time I was like...huh? But this thing grows on you. My Rights Versus Yours, Unguided, Myriad Harbor, Go Places, Mutiny I Promise You....heck the entire album is filled with incredible material. Right now I'm convinced this is their best, just ahead of Twin Cinema.