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Classic Album Review: The Lanes | You & Your Ideas

The Winnipeg indie crew make their mark with this endearing and intriguing disc.

This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


You might have noticed this album from The Lanes lingering near the top of the UMFM charts for several weeks. And with good reason.

The endearingly no-frills document You & Your Ideas is arguably the most impressive local post-punk/emo disc since the last Weakerthans disc. This trio not only have all the right ingredients — the angular guitars, the scrappy drums, the churning grooves, the vulnerable nasal vocals — they also have a knack for putting them together in intriguing and passionate combinations on winning tracks like She Treats Me Like A Magazine, Banter Between the Pictures, Beige Capital and King Of The Cool Kids. Give them a listen and I bet they’ll be at the top of your chart too.