RELEASE
1992
LABEL
MCA
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Arena Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, American Trad Rock, Roots Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

Fully Completely is where Kingston, Ontario's Tragically Hip finally come to the apex of their talent. Lead singer Gord Downie sounds crisp and full of life, and the songs he verbally dramatizes are rich in lyrical sharpness and instrumental color. With more than half of this album's songs being released to Canadian radio, it established the Hip as a mainstream contender and rescued them from their bar band persona. Songs like "Courage" and "At the Hundredth Meridian" glimmer with Downie's poetic finesse while basking in the dimmed glow of background guitar. "Fifty-Mission Cap" is centered around their interest of hockey nostalgia, and "Locked in the Trunk of a Car" simmers with an R.E.M.-type brusqueness that hovers in mystery. The astuteness of "Wheat Kings" comes off as one of their best slow songs, once again elevated from Gord Downie's peculiar unequivocalness. Letting Downie glide into each song with his complex philosophical idioms was a step in the right direction, a feat that was almost mastered on 1991's Road Apples, but fell just inches short. The Tragically Hip prove on Fully Completely that their level of maturity and musical craftsmanship have finally come to fruition.
Mike DeGagne, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Couragehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/courage-for-hugh-maclennan/id31716453?i=31716455&uo=5
  2. Looking for a Place to Happenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/looking-for-a-place-to-happen/id31716453?i=31716462&uo=5
  3. At the Hundredth Meridianhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/at-the-hundredth-meridian/id31716453?i=31716469&uo=5
  4. Pigeon Camerahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pigeon-camera/id31716453?i=31716476&uo=5
  5. Lionizedhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lionized/id31716453?i=31716485&uo=5
  6. Locked in the Trunk of a Carhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/locked-in-the-trunk-of-a-car/id31716453?i=31716492&uo=5
  7. We'll Go Tohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/fully-completely/id31716453?uo=5
  8. Fully Completelyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/fully-completely/id31716453?i=31716506&uo=5
  9. Fifty-Mission Caphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/fifty-mission-cap/id31716453?i=31716513&uo=5
  10. Wheat Kingshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wheat-kings/id31716453?i=31716520&uo=5
  11. The Wherewithalhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-wherewithal/id31716453?i=31716527&uo=5
  12. Eldoradohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/eldorado/id31716453?i=31716534&uo=5
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