Band Jury: The New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman Defends Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s Some Loud Thunder

Welcome to Band Jury, a SPIN series in which artists defend black sheep albums they feel deserve another listen. These are projects that, for whatever reason (middling sales, negative reviews, a misunderstood stylistic shift) have fallen slightly out of fashion — or perhaps never reached it to begin with.

The Defender: A.C. Newman

Qualifications: Singer/chief songwriter/multi-instrumentalist of Canadian indie-rock band The New Pornographers, who recently released their ninth LP, Continue as a Guest, and will launch a supporting tour on April 19; human who enjoy music

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The Defended: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s 2007 album, Some Loud Thunder

Overview: Somewhat mixed critical reception, including their lowest Metacritic

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