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->''[[InAWorld During a time when]] [[Music/TheStrokes Julian Casablancas]]’ detached cool and Music/JackWhite’s straight-faced blues worship were at the forefront of the largely self-serious “rock is back” albums, "Guitar Romantic" was refreshingly fun. It paired Music/CheapTrick-ian riffs with songs about getting high and falling in love. The band ushered in tambourines, finger snaps, bubblegum melodies, barroom pianos, and ripping guitar solos. And their lyrics were funny. (From "Sleeping Aides and Razorblades": "[[PainfulRhyme You know the first time you left me, babe, it was so hard/ And it didn’t hurt you told all my friends I’m a reee-tard!]]")''
-->-- '''Evan Minsker''', ''MTV''

''Guitar Romantic'' was the debut album of Music/TheExplodingHearts, an ill-fated PopPunk group from Portland, Oregon. Little-noticed on its April 2003 release, ''Guitar Romantic'' nonetheless became a minor cult hit on the strength of a supportive Pitchfork magazine review and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes illegal mp3s from Germany]]. Not four months later, [[AuthorExistenceFailure a van accident claimed the lives of three quarters of the band]]; this had the perverse effect of [[DeadArtistsAreBetter bringing press to the original album, canonizing it as a classic of the genre.]]

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->''[[InAWorld ->''"[[InAWorld During a time when]] [[Music/TheStrokes Julian Casablancas]]’ detached cool and Music/JackWhite’s straight-faced blues worship were at the forefront of the largely self-serious “rock is back” albums, "Guitar Romantic" ''Guitar Romantic'' was refreshingly fun. It paired Music/CheapTrick-ian riffs with songs about getting high and falling in love. The band ushered in tambourines, finger snaps, bubblegum melodies, barroom pianos, and ripping guitar solos. And their lyrics were funny. (From "Sleeping 'Sleeping Aides and Razorblades": "[[PainfulRhyme Razorblades': '[[PainfulRhyme You know the first time you left me, babe, it was so hard/ And it didn’t hurt you told all my friends I’m a reee-tard!]]")''
reee-tard!]]')"''
-->-- '''Evan Minsker''', ''MTV''

''Creator/{{MTV}}''

''Guitar Romantic'' was the debut album of Music/TheExplodingHearts, an ill-fated PopPunk group from Portland, UsefulNotes/{{Portland}}, Oregon. Little-noticed on its April 2003 release, ''Guitar Romantic'' nonetheless became a minor cult hit on the strength of a supportive Pitchfork magazine review and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes illegal mp3s from Germany]]. Not four months later, [[AuthorExistenceFailure a van accident claimed the lives of three quarters of the band]]; this had the perverse effect of [[DeadArtistsAreBetter bringing press to the original album, canonizing it as a classic of the genre.]]



* UnrequitedLove: "Jailbird"

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* UnrequitedLove: "Jailbird""Jailbird".


'''Guitar Romantic''' was the debut album of Music/TheExplodingHearts, an ill-fated PopPunk group from Portland, Oregon. Little-noticed on its April 2003 release, ''Guitar Romantic'' nonetheless became a minor cult hit on the strength of a supportive Pitchfork magazine review and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes illegal mp3s from Germany]]. Not four months later, [[AuthorExistenceFailure a van accident claimed the lives of three quarters of the band]]; this had the perverse effect of [[DeadArtistsAreBetter bringing press to the original album, canonizing it as a classic of the genre.]]

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'''Guitar Romantic''' ''Guitar Romantic'' was the debut album of Music/TheExplodingHearts, an ill-fated PopPunk group from Portland, Oregon. Little-noticed on its April 2003 release, ''Guitar Romantic'' nonetheless became a minor cult hit on the strength of a supportive Pitchfork magazine review and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes illegal mp3s from Germany]]. Not four months later, [[AuthorExistenceFailure a van accident claimed the lives of three quarters of the band]]; this had the perverse effect of [[DeadArtistsAreBetter bringing press to the original album, canonizing it as a classic of the genre.]]

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# "Modern Kicks"
# "I'm A Pretender"
# "Thorns In Roses"
# "You're Black And Blue"
# "Sleeping Aides And Razor Blades"
# "Rumours In Town"
# "Throwaway Style"
# "Boulevard Trash"
# "Jailbird"
# "Still Crazy"

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# "Modern Kicks"
Kicks" (3:18)
# "I'm A Pretender"
Pretender" (2:31)
# "Thorns In Roses"
Roses" (2:42)
# "You're Black And Blue"
Blue" (2:05)
# "Sleeping Aides And Razor Blades"
Blades" (2:36)
# "Rumours In Town"
Town" (2:32)
# "Throwaway Style"
Style" (2:58)
# "Boulevard Trash"
Trash" (2:10)
# "Jailbird"
"Jailbird" (3:37)
# "Still Crazy"
Crazy" (4:04)


[[caption-width-right:350: Getting ''modern kicks'' which will make you shiver and shake. ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Getting ''modern kicks'' Modern kicks which will make you shiver and shake. ]]



* Matt Figzgerald: bass

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* Matt Figzgerald: Fitzgerald: bass


->''[[InAWorld During a time when]] [[Music/TheStrokes Julian Casablancas]]’ detached cool and Music/JackWhite’s straight-faced blues worship were at the forefront of the largely self-serious “rock is back” albums, Guitar Romantic was refreshingly fun. It paired Music/CheapTrick-ian riffs with songs about getting high and falling in love. The band ushered in tambourines, finger snaps, bubblegum melodies, barroom pianos, and ripping guitar solos. And their lyrics were funny. (From "Sleeping Aides and Razorblades": "[[PainfulRhyme You know the first time you left me, babe, it was so hard/ And it didn’t hurt you told all my friends I’m a reee-tard!]]")''

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->''[[InAWorld During a time when]] [[Music/TheStrokes Julian Casablancas]]’ detached cool and Music/JackWhite’s straight-faced blues worship were at the forefront of the largely self-serious “rock is back” albums, Guitar Romantic "Guitar Romantic" was refreshingly fun. It paired Music/CheapTrick-ian riffs with songs about getting high and falling in love. The band ushered in tambourines, finger snaps, bubblegum melodies, barroom pianos, and ripping guitar solos. And their lyrics were funny. (From "Sleeping Aides and Razorblades": "[[PainfulRhyme You know the first time you left me, babe, it was so hard/ And it didn’t hurt you told all my friends I’m a reee-tard!]]")''



''Guitar Romantic'' was the debut album of Music/TheExplodingHearts, an ill-fated PopPunk group from Portland, Oregon. Little-noticed on its April 2003 release, ''Guitar Romantic'' nonetheless became a minor cult hit on the strength of a supportive Pitchfork magazine review and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes illegal mp3s from Germany]]. Not four months later, [[AuthorExistenceFailure a van accident claimed the lives of three quarters of the band]]; this had the perverse effect of [[DeadArtistsAreBetter bringing press to the original album, canonizing it as a classic of the genre.]]

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''Guitar Romantic'' '''Guitar Romantic''' was the debut album of Music/TheExplodingHearts, an ill-fated PopPunk group from Portland, Oregon. Little-noticed on its April 2003 release, ''Guitar Romantic'' nonetheless became a minor cult hit on the strength of a supportive Pitchfork magazine review and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes illegal mp3s from Germany]]. Not four months later, [[AuthorExistenceFailure a van accident claimed the lives of three quarters of the band]]; this had the perverse effect of [[DeadArtistsAreBetter bringing press to the original album, canonizing it as a classic of the genre.]]



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'''Personnel'''
* Adam Cox: vocals, guitar
* Matt Figzgerald: bass
* Terry Six: guitar
* Jeremy Gage: drums


[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guitar_romantic_3087.jpg]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Getting ''modern kicks'' which will make you shiver and shake. ]]



* BreakupSong: "Modern Kicks", "Jailbird", "Sleeping Aids And Razor Blades",
* DrugsAreBad: Sitting alone and "just getting stoned just leaves the protagonist of "Modern Kicks" shivering and shaking, pondering a frustrating relationship.

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* AlliterativeTitle: "You're '''B'''lack and '''B'''lue".
* BreakupSong: "Modern Kicks", "Jailbird", "Sleeping Aids And Razor Blades",
Blades".
--> ''And it hurt when you left''
--> ''Ya know you're hurtin' yourself''
* DrugsAreBad: CradleOfLoneliness: "Modern Kicks"
--> ''I'm all alone and I'm getting stoned, staring off in space''.
* DrugsAreBad:
** "Jailbird"
--> ''Girl we're caught in the act of sniffing glue''
--> ''And you just keep getting high now so what can I do?''
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Sitting alone and "just getting stoned just leaves the protagonist of "Modern Kicks" shivering and shaking, pondering a frustrating relationship.



* GenreThrowback



* ObsessionSong: "Jailbird".

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* ObsessionSong: "Jailbird". "Jailbird", which is about a guy who is in jail over a girl he loves desperately, but can't get.


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* UnrequitedLove: "Jailbird"
--> ''I see you talking to a squirrel''
--> ''Kissing its lips, why not mine?''
--> ''So kiss me, please!''

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* OneWordTitle: "Jailbird".

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* FaceOnTheCover: A group shot of the band.





!! ''Guitar Romantic'' demonstrates the following tropes:

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!! ''Guitar Romantic'' demonstrates the following tropes:
''Sleeping Tropes and Razor Blades''
* BreakupSong: "Modern Kicks", "Jailbird", "Sleeping Aids And Razor Blades",



* ObsessionSong: "Jailbird".



* SillyLoveSongs: The album is primarily love songs, some more bittersweet than others.

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* SillyLoveSongs: The album is primarily love songs, some more bittersweet than others.others.
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->''[[InAWorld During a time when]] [[Music/TheStrokes Julian Casablancas]]’ detached cool and Music/JackWhite’s straight-faced blues worship were at the forefront of the largely self-serious “rock is back” albums, Guitar Romantic was refreshingly fun. It paired Music/CheapTrick-ian riffs with songs about getting high and falling in love. The band ushered in tambourines, finger snaps, bubblegum melodies, barroom pianos, and ripping guitar solos. And their lyrics were funny. (From "Sleeping Aides and Razorblades": "[[PainfulRhyme You know the first time you left me, babe, it was so hard,/ And it didn’t hurt you told all my friends I’m a reee-tard!]]")''
-->Evan Minsker, MTV

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[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guitar_romantic_3087.jpg]]

->''[[InAWorld During a time when]] [[Music/TheStrokes Julian Casablancas]]’ detached cool and Music/JackWhite’s straight-faced blues worship were at the forefront of the largely self-serious “rock is back” albums, Guitar Romantic was refreshingly fun. It paired Music/CheapTrick-ian riffs with songs about getting high and falling in love. The band ushered in tambourines, finger snaps, bubblegum melodies, barroom pianos, and ripping guitar solos. And their lyrics were funny. (From "Sleeping Aides and Razorblades": "[[PainfulRhyme You know the first time you left me, babe, it was so hard,/ hard/ And it didn’t hurt you told all my friends I’m a reee-tard!]]")''
-->Evan Minsker, MTV
-->-- '''Evan Minsker''', ''MTV''


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* [[OneBookAuthor One Album Band]]: PunkRock's most famous DownerEnding. A few posthumous singles made it out, though.

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->''[[InAWorld During a time when]] [[Music/TheStrokes Julian Casablancas]]’ detached cool and Music/JackWhite’s straight-faced blues worship were at the forefront of the largely self-serious “rock is back” albums, Guitar Romantic was refreshingly fun. It paired Music/CheapTrick-ian riffs with songs about getting high and falling in love. The band ushered in tambourines, finger snaps, bubblegum melodies, barroom pianos, and ripping guitar solos. And their lyrics were funny. (From "Sleeping Aides and Razorblades": "[[PainfulRhyme You know the first time you left me, babe, it was so hard,/ And it didn’t hurt you told all my friends I’m a reee-tard!]]")''
-->Evan Minsker, MTV

''Guitar Romantic'' was the debut album of Music/TheExplodingHearts, an ill-fated PopPunk group from Portland, Oregon. Little-noticed on its April 2003 release, ''Guitar Romantic'' nonetheless became a minor cult hit on the strength of a supportive Pitchfork magazine review and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes illegal mp3s from Germany]]. Not four months later, [[AuthorExistenceFailure a van accident claimed the lives of three quarters of the band]]; this had the perverse effect of [[DeadArtistsAreBetter bringing press to the original album, canonizing it as a classic of the genre.]]


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!! Tracklist:
# "Modern Kicks"
# "I'm A Pretender"
# "Thorns In Roses"
# "You're Black And Blue"
# "Sleeping Aides And Razor Blades"
# "Rumours In Town"
# "Throwaway Style"
# "Boulevard Trash"
# "Jailbird"
# "Still Crazy"
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!! ''Guitar Romantic'' demonstrates the following tropes:

* DrugsAreBad: Sitting alone and "just getting stoned just leaves the protagonist of "Modern Kicks" shivering and shaking, pondering a frustrating relationship.
* GenreThrowback
* JustFriends: "Rumours In Town" regards a couple who've "never really been an item". May also be FriendsWithBenefits.
* SelfDeprecation: The singer in "Boulevard Trash" has been missing since the age of ten and considered turning himself in for the comically small $100 reward.
* SillyLoveSongs: The album is primarily love songs, some more bittersweet than others.

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