Vinyl LP pressing. Released in 2001, three years after their lush, ornate and acclaimed Sub Pop debut, The Pernice Brothers' the World Won't End remains a master stroke of pop songwriting. The album was universally hailed for it's elite-level literate pop and marriage of pathos-laden lyrical content with shimmering sonics. More centered on electric guitar than the band's debut, World Won't End places extra emphasis on Joe Pernice's exquisite voice, which sits somewhere between Colin Blunstone's raspy croon and Elliott Smith's breathy whisper, and keen, evocative, storytelling. He's a sympathetic singer, full of hope and purity, who can turn tales love, romantic frustration and depression into celebrations of real human moments.