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Faking the Books


Download links and information about Faking the Books by Lali Puna. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Dancefloor, Pop, Dance Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 38:30 minutes.

Artist: Lali Puna
Release date: 2004
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Dancefloor, Pop, Dance Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 38:30
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No. Title Length
1. Faking the Books 4:00
2. Call 1-800-fear 3:24
3. Micronomic 3:23
4. Small Things 3:40
5. B-movie 3:13
6. People I Know 3:05
7. Grin and Bear 4:41
8. Geography 5 2:27
9. Left-handed 3:44
10. Alienation 4:01
11. Crawling By Numbers 2:52



Lali Puna don't allow their soft electronic-pop to be washed out by the sharp guitars that occasionally poke out of this, the group's third album for Morr Music. Those who picked up 2003's "Left Handed" single — provided again on this disc — were possibly taken aback by the instant buzzing surge in the chorus of the A-side, and, excepting the electronic noise that flutters deep in the background throughout the song, it's as ordinarily constructed as a hook-heavy indie rock tune. Though it's as effective and as charming as any other, crossing the pensive drive of New Order with the jagged bounce of the missed Life Without Buildings, it's free of the cozy synth-generated colors that helped make the group stand out from their peers on 2001's Scary World Theory. The rest of Faking the Books tends not to follow this mold. Electronic elements balance out the harsh guitars with regularity, resulting in a handful of full-blown zingers. These songs — "Call 1-800-FEAR," "Micronomic," "B-Movie" — bring the wallop, involving queasy synth bleats and blasting guitars in equal doses, along with melodies that are as sweet as ever. Several other tracks are either truer to the older material or slightly more experimental than what you're used to hearing from them. "Geography-5" is a skeletal lullaby with spare percussion and purring synths; "Alienation" and "Crawling by Numbers" fit in strings while also acting as safe havens for listeners who have been antagonized by too much lazy glitch stuff. As stunted as Valerie Trebeljahr's politically minded lyrics might be from time to time, her voice remains a comforting thing to hear. All of these highlights add up to the best Teen Beat record not released by Teen Beat.