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Set for Life


Download links and information about Set for Life by The Villas. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 45:47 minutes.

Artist: The Villas
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 14
Duration: 45:47
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No. Title Length
1. Way to Go 3:19
2. Personal Property 3:28
3. Tell Me Everything You Know 3:07
4. Center of the Universe 3:34
5. Toppers 2:24
6. You Know Better 3:41
7. Dreamlansd 4:04
8. Now It Can Be Told 3:47
9. To Be in Love 2:59
10. Savoy Truffles 4:19
11. Exclusions 3:31
12. More Than I Can Do 2:44
13. I'll Have You Know 1:53
14. Quest of Fools 2:57



Certainly not your average working couple from Pennsylvania, the Villas (fronted by husband-and-wife singers, guitarists, and songwriters Bill Villa and Angie Villa) cook up 14 satisfying portions of smart, compulsively hooky power pop on their sophomore release, Set for Life. While their approach is certainly rooted in the jangle pop sounds of the 1980s, the Villas don't sound like a throwback so much as a continuation of the style, and their willingness to throw some potent hard rock overtones (the chugging "Exclusions") and country influences (a nice cover of Steve Earle's "More Than I Can Do") into the mix suggests an aural world-view that goes beyond the Rickenbacker. Their lyrics also display a maturity and hard-won wit, proving that you can rock and sound like a grownup at the same time (and that this is a good thing), while Angie's lead guitar work sidesteps six-string clich├ęs and keeps both momentum and melody firmly on track. Set for Life proves Robert Pollard isn't the only 40-something pop visionary making fine music in the great American fly-over zone, and here the Villas rack up a higher batting average than Mister Guided By Voices has managed in a while.