Tried + True

Tried + True is the third and final studio album by Tinfed, released on August 22, 2000 by Hollywood Records. It was produced by Ed Buller, known for his work with English groups such as Suede, Spiritualized and Slowdive. The song "Dangergirl" features a guest appearance by Chino Moreno, lead vocalist of Deftones. The album also contains "Immune", which was featured in the 2000 film Mission: Impossible 2 and appeared on its soundtrack.

Tried + True
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 22, 2000 (2000-08-22)
GenreAlternative rock
Length43:05
LabelHollywood
ProducerEd Buller
Tinfed chronology
Hypersonic Hyperphonic
(1996)
Tried + True
(2000)
Designated Rivals
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

ReceptionEdit

Stanton Swihart of allmusic gave the album a mixed review and criticized the band for sounding too derivative of Britpop groups such as Radiohead and Travis, saying "they ultimately fail to attain the same levels of esoteric complexity as those bands." Swihart concluded his review saying the band's best material may be ahead of them: "While Tinfed is not unequivocally successful or innovative on a sonic level, it is frequently exciting and a terribly promising effort from a band that may eventually cast its own considerable shadow."[1] CMJ reviewed it more positively, calling Tried + True a "forward-thinking rock record with plenty of potential commercial appeal" that "contains pretty guitar pop enhanced only minimally by studio machinery."[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Tinfed.

No.TitleLength
1."Arrange"3:05
2."Way Thru"3:14
3."Immune"3:48
4."Drop"3:58
5."Never Was Sure"4:18
6."Always/Never"2:45
7."Halo"3:22
8."Mouth as Sharp"3:41
9."Idol"3:44
10."Overrated"3:03
11."Dangergirl" (featuring Chino Moreno)3:51
12."It's Late"4:16

PersonnelEdit

Adapted from the Tried + True liner notes.[3]

Tinfed

Additional musicians

Production

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 2000 Hollywood CD TR-68107

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Swihart, Stanton. "Tinfed: Tinfed > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Tinfed: Tried + True". CMJ. CMJ Network, Inc: 24. August 14, 2000.
  3. ^ Tried + True (booklet). Tinfed. Burbank, California: Hollywood Records. 2000.CS1 maint: others (link)

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