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Formed in Minneapolis, Semisonic comprises Jacob Slichter (drums), John Munson (bass) and Dan Wilson (guitar/vocals, ex-Trip Shakespeare). It was Wilsons harrowing lyrics, reinforced by innovative guitar samples and superb production, that dominated the bands 1996 debut, Great Divide. One of the singles extracted from it, F.N.T., featured on the soundtrack to the hit movie The Long Kiss Goodnight. The follow-up collection, Feeling Strangely Fine, broke into the US Top 50. It was a quieter, less strained effort, described by Wilson himself as an after hours record. The lead-off single, fittingly titled Closing Time, featured piano (played by Munson) and strings (arranged by Slichter), became an American smash. Another single, the wistful Secret Smile, provided the band with a surprise transatlantic hit. The bands third album All About Chemistry was greatly anticipated, and received good reviews when...