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2nd Aug '17 3:14:22 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: NewWaveMusic meets IndiePop (or on their older albums, GarageRock).



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6th May '17 9:02:00 PM modgethanc
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: James Shaw sings on a few of their B-sides, like the acoustic outtakes from ''Fantasies'' (see OutOfGenreExperience above).
6th May '17 8:58:38 PM modgethanc
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* AlbumTitleDrop: The opening of "I.O.U.", which directly references the album title of the same name - "Old world underground, where are you now?"
** TitleTrack: "Live It Out", "Grow Up and Blow Away", "Synthetica". Oddly, ''Fantasies'' doesn't have one, nor does ''Pagans in Vegas''.

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* AlbumTitleDrop: The opening of "I.O.U.", which directly references the album title of the same name - "Old world underground, where are you now?"
now?" ''Fantasies'' also has one in the song "Sick Muse": "All the blondes are fantasies..."
** TitleTrack: "Live It Out", "Grow Up and Blow Away", "Synthetica". Oddly, ''Fantasies'' doesn't have one, nor does ''Pagans in Vegas''.



** "Empty" has a lot of this too: "I'm so glad that I'm an island, I'm so glad that I'm an island..."



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The video for "Monster Hospital", with a SplashOfColor in the form of red blood. (Also has BookEnds in color.)



-->"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis NO. ONE'S. GET-TING. OUT!]] ''OOOO-OOooOOO'' WITHOUT STAAAAADIUM LOVE!"

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-->"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis NO. ONE'S. GET-TING. OUT!]] ''OOOO-OOooOOO'' ''OOOO-OO-oo-OOO'' WITHOUT STAAAAADIUM LOVE!"



* ObligatoryBondageSong: "Torture Me". The video for "Poster of a Girl" also invokes bondage imagery, with Haines wrapping her hands in white strips of fabric and simulating being tied up.

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* ObligatoryBondageSong: "Torture Me".
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The video for "Poster of a Girl" also invokes bondage imagery, with Haines wrapping her hands in white strips of fabric and simulating being tied up.up, and wearing a blindfold.



* OutOfGenreExperience: The rare occasions when they've done a few acoustic songs before. The deluxe edition of ''Fantasies'' has several, including a cover of Music/NeilYoung's "Sugar Mountain".



** The arms coming out of the walls in the video for "Monster Hospital" are a reference to the Creator/RomanPolanski film ''Film/{{Repulsion}}''.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Some have recently compared Emily Haines to {{Garbage}}'s Shirley Manson.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Some have recently compared Emily Haines to {{Garbage}}'s Shirley Manson.



** "Monster Hospital" has a PsychologicalHorror theme with Emily being abducted by unknown assailants who grab her through the floor, take her to some kind of asylum and attempt to restrain her. Then she escapes and finds her bandmates playing but they're covered in blood, and there's blood coming out of the sink and the electrical sockets. Fortunately it was AllJustADream.



* ZettaiRyouiki: Emily does this a ''lot''. See the page image.

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* ZettaiRyouiki: Emily does this a ''lot''. See the page image.image above.
23rd Jan '17 5:27:43 PM Xtifr
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The band is known for a heavy mix of fast-paced [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]/electropop music, which became their signature sound. In addition to her work with the band, Haines has performed with various indie bands, including Music/BrokenSocialScene (with Shaw), Stars (she sang the female part of "Going, Going, Gone" which was recorded before Amy Millan joined the band), KC Accidental and The Stills, and has also recorded two solo albums (under Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton), ''Knives Don't Have Your Back'' and ''What Is Free to a Good Home?'' The other band members have also branched into side projects.

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The band is known for a heavy mix of fast-paced [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]/electropop NewWaveMusic/electropop music, which became their signature sound. In addition to her work with the band, Haines has performed with various indie bands, including Music/BrokenSocialScene (with Shaw), Stars (she sang the female part of "Going, Going, Gone" which was recorded before Amy Millan joined the band), KC Accidental and The Stills, and has also recorded two solo albums (under Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton), ''Knives Don't Have Your Back'' and ''What Is Free to a Good Home?'' The other band members have also branched into side projects.



* XMeetsY: NewWave meets IndiePop (or on their older albums, GarageRock).

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* XMeetsY: NewWave NewWaveMusic meets IndiePop (or on their older albums, GarageRock).
8th Jun '16 10:30:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** "Lie Lie Lie"'s second verse has every second line go "Rage against the dying of the light" in a ShoutOut to DylanThomas.

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** "Lie Lie Lie"'s second verse has every second line go "Rage against the dying of the light" in a ShoutOut to DylanThomas.Creator/DylanThomas.
21st Jan '16 1:48:17 PM Morgenthaler
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** "Twilight Galaxy" has a possible shout out to {{IAMX}} in the line 'There's no glitter in the gutter/there's no twilight galaxy', as "There's glitter in the gutter" is one of the lines in IAMX's song "Skin Vision".

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** "Twilight Galaxy" has a possible shout out to {{IAMX}} Music/{{IAMX}} in the line 'There's no glitter in the gutter/there's no twilight galaxy', as "There's glitter in the gutter" is one of the lines in IAMX's song "Skin Vision".
25th Dec '15 12:48:11 PM Morgenthaler
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''To believe in [[ThePowerOfRock the power of songs]]''\\
''To believe in [[GirlsNeedRoleModels the power of girls]]"''

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''To believe in [[ThePowerOfRock the power of songs]]''\\
songs''\\
''To believe in [[GirlsNeedRoleModels the power of girls]]"''girls"''
23rd Oct '15 3:56:25 AM Ulysses21
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-->"NO ONE'S GET-TING OUT! ''OOOO-OOooOOO'' WITHOUT STAAAAADIUM LOVE!"

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-->"NO ONE'S GET-TING OUT! -->"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis NO. ONE'S. GET-TING. OUT!]] ''OOOO-OOooOOO'' WITHOUT STAAAAADIUM LOVE!"
23rd Oct '15 3:54:41 AM Ulysses21
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-->"NO ONE'S GET-TING OUT! ''OOOO-OOooOOO'' WITHOUT STAAAAADIUM LOVE!"



-> '''Emily:''' "I had just gotten back from Coachella, and I walked into the studio and noticed on the bulletin board that Joules had written ‘spider vs bat'... For me, that phrase triggered an entire narrative that was about a gladiator-style enormo-dome where everything turns in on itself, with every form of aggression on display for spectators"

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-> --> '''Emily:''' "I had just gotten back from Coachella, and I walked into the studio and noticed on the bulletin board that Joules had written ‘spider vs bat'... For me, that phrase triggered an entire narrative that was about a gladiator-style enormo-dome where everything turns in on itself, with every form of aggression on display for spectators"
23rd Oct '15 3:26:01 AM Ulysses21
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* TheThunderdome: The setting for "Stadium Love"
-> '''Emily:''' "I had just gotten back from Coachella, and I walked into the studio and noticed on the bulletin board that Joules had written ‘spider vs bat'... For me, that phrase triggered an entire narrative that was about a gladiator-style enormo-dome where everything turns in on itself, with every form of aggression on display for spectators"
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