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The Sounds - Crossing The Rubicon Mp3

  • Performer: The Sounds
  • Album: Crossing The Rubicon
  • Label: Original Signal Recordings, Arnioki Records
  • Catalog #: OS-20, B0012941-02
  • MP3: 1090 mb | FLAC: 2377 mb
  • Released: 02 Jun 2009
  • Country: US
  • Style: Electro, Pop Rock, Synth-pop
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 258
  • Category: Electronic / Rock
The Sounds - Crossing The Rubicon Mp3


1Lost In Love
Lyrics By – Rodriguez, Nilsson, Anderberg, Bengtsson, IvarssonMusic By – Rodriguez, Nilsson, Anderberg
Lyrics By – Rodriguez, AnderbergMusic By – Rodriguez, Anderberg
Lyrics By – Rodriguez, Anderberg, IvarssonMusic By – Rodriguez, Anderberg
4My Lover
Lyrics By – Rodriguez, AnderbergMusic By – Rodriguez, Anderberg
5Dorchester Hotel
Lyrics By – Rodriguez, AnderbergMusic By – Rodriguez, Anderberg
6Home Is Where Your Heart Is
Lyrics By – Rodriguez, Nilsson, AnderbergMusic By – Rodriguez, Anderberg
7No One Sleeps When I'm Awake
Lyrics By – Rodriguez, Nilsson, Anderberg, IvarssonMusic By – Rodriguez, Anderberg
8Midnight Sun
Lyrics By – Rodriguez, Nilsson, Anderberg, IvarssonMusic By – Rodriguez, Anderberg
9Goodnight Freddy
Composed By – Anderberg
10The Only Ones
Lyrics By – Rodriguez, AnderbergMusic By – Rodriguez, Anderberg
11Crossing The Rubicon
Lyrics By – NilssonMusic By – Rodriguez, Nilsson, Anderberg
124 Songs & A Fight
Lyrics By – Rodriguez, AnderbergMusic By – Rodriguez, Anderberg


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
5051865-4511-2-9The Sounds Crossing The Rubicon ‎(CD, Album)WEA, Arnioki Records5051865-4511-2-9Europe2009
B0012941-01The Sounds Crossing The Rubicon ‎(2xLP, Album)Arnioki RecordsB0012941-01Sweden2009
SNOW020LPThe Sounds Crossing The Rubicon ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd)SnowhiteSNOW020LPEurope2010
OS-20-A, B0012941-01The Sounds Crossing The Rubicon ‎(LP, Album, Gat)Original Signal Recordings, Arnioki RecordsOS-20-A, B0012941-01US2009
SNOW020CDThe Sounds Crossing The Rubicon ‎(CD, Album)SnowhiteSNOW020CDEurope2010


  • BassJohan Bengtsson
  • Co-producerThe Sounds (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 9, 11)
  • Concept By, DesignCéline Oberlé
  • Drums, PercussionFredrik Nilsson
  • Guitar, VocalsFelix Rodriguez
  • Keyboards, Synthesizer, Piano, Guitar, VocalsJesper Anderberg
  • Mastered ByTed Jensen
  • Mixed ByTim Palmer
  • ProducerAdam Schlesinger (tracks: 1, 5, 8), Daniel Johansson (tracks: 7), James Iha (tracks: 1, 5, 8), Jeff Turzo (tracks: 2, 3), Mark Saunders (tracks: 9, 11), Matt Mahaffey (tracks: 2, 3), The Sounds (tracks: 4, 6, 7, 10, 12), Tim Anderson (tracks: 4, 6, 10)
  • Producer [Additional]The Sounds (tracks: 2, 3), Tim Palmer (tracks: 8, 10)
  • Recorded ByJesper Anderberg (tracks: 12)
  • VocalsMaja Ivarsson


℗ & © 2009 Arnioki Recordings, LLC.
Under exclusive license to Original Signal Recordings.
Manufactured and marketed by Universal Motown Records,
a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Issued in a three panel digipack.

Track 11, "Home Is Where Your Heart Is", has an approximate duration of 5:09 with 2:30 minutes of silence before the next track begins.
Track 12, "Goodnight Freddy", is not printed in the tracklisting but is credited in the booklet.
The Original Signal Recordings website refers to track 12 as an unlisted track.


  • Barcode: 890264092022
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-223204 L4 1A 02
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L424
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7224


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arnioki Records, LLC
  • Copyright (c) – Arnioki Records, LLC
  • Licensed To – Original Signal Recordings
  • Manufactured By – Universal Motown Records
  • Marketed By – Universal Motown Records
  • Distributed By – Fontana Distribution, LLC
  • Mixed At – '62 Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


One of the hallmarks of The Sounds' style is bringing angry punk elements into their unique mix of indie, electro, synth pop and lord knows what else. On their latest offering "Crossing The Rubicon", and with the exception of "4 Songs & A Fight", they all but drop this influence and created an unashamedly epic album packed with their most melodic and original work to date. In my opinion, they also created their best album to date. It's worth noting that the album already has its detractors and it's unsurprising as a fair few songs creep into sentimental territory with wistful regressions to childhood, but in my opinion they handled it very well and it only starts to drag on the album ender "Home Is Where Your Heart Is" . It's not a bad song but its upbeat sound may become too sugary for some tastes. That's about all the negativity I can bring myself to tack onto this album because I absolutely love listening to it. "No One Sleeps When I'm Awake" and "Dorchester Hotel" were the first songs I heard from the album; the former was sold as an mp3 on download portals and the band made the latter available for free on Last.Fm. Both perfectly showcase the direction of this album by bringing more melodic chrouses into their regular guitar orientated sound. My personal favourites "Midnight Sun" and "Lost in Love" continue that mix even further and instantly stood out the first time I listened through - "Midnight Sun" is beautiful love song that stays above ballad territory and "Lost in Love" is a forceful synth-heavy cut with a stand-out performance from vocalist Maja Ivarsson and keyboardist Jesper Anderberg, whose instrumental break at the 3 minute mark is probably my favourite part of the whole album. They also produced another bouncing dance track in the vein of "Mine For Life" and "Hurt You" on "Beatbox", which fuses electro beats and almost celtic synths into one hell of a party tune. Great fun. The title track and "Goodnight Freddy" show the band experimenting further with their sound. "Crossing The Rubicon" is an almost vampirish track with a dark piano-lead intro that moves into shoegaze territory with its slow pace, distant vocals and swirling guitar. "Goodnight Freddy" is the complete opposite and ends the album on a very sweet note with 4 minutes of quiet, gentle synths. With this album The Sounds retained enough of their trademarks to satisfy fans of the previous 2 albums while appealing further to anyone with an ear for melody. In my case, it appeals strongly to both factors and I consider it the highlight of 2009 so far.
I agree that Midnight Sun is a beautiful, mature track but as for the rest of the album......well I just don't think it has caught my love as Dying To Say This To You did.Even Living In America has more moments I like than on Crossing The Rubicon.Dare I say, it sounds like The Sounds now make music to appear on U.S. TV shows & films (as opposed to making music that U.S. TV shows & films pick up on)?Perhaps I need to listen again with virgin ears.Perhaps I need to re-evaluate The Sounds.
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