Take Offs and Landings
Take Offs and Landings is the first full-length studio album by Rilo Kiley. It was self-produced and self-published on 2001-07-31 on CD, but shortly after its release, it was professionally published by Barsuk Records. The album has an indie pop rock sound and most of the songs deal with depressing topics like breakups and relationship incompatibilities.
I first heard the songs Science Vs. Romance and Waves and Wires from the Rilo Kiley web site, and, after getting and loving, The Execution of All Things, I bought this album. The first time I listened to it, I didn't care much for the opener "Go Ahead," but I liked most of the tracks on the album, and "Go Ahead" has since grown on me. This is my second favorite Rilo Kiley album, and one of my favorite albums over all.
This is the order in which I enjoy the songs from this album, and their individual song ratings.
|1||Pictures of Success||9|
|2||Plane Crash In C||9|
|3||Science Vs. Romance||8|
|4||We'll Never Sleep (God Knows We'll Try)||8|
|6||Spectacular Views (Salute My Shorts!)||7|
|9||Small Figures In a Vast Expanse||5|
|11||Rest of My Life||4|
|12||Wires and Waves||4|
|14||Variations On a Theme (Plane Crash In C)||1|
|15||Variations On a Theme (Science vs. Romance)||1|
The album's total score is 1,036.