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That was fast.
No tracks slagging off The War on Drugs or any other bands at first glance.
Uh...ok. He's just singing what he sees these isn't he? Just wandering around fingerpicking and narrating his life.
Bit disappointed though that the tune Does Michael Caine Ever Not Talk isn't on this.
Slightly trepidatious about this.
Then again I've said that about every album of his since Admiral Fell Promises... and they haven't all been bad.
I keep thinking new stuff comes out too quickly, or I won't like anything new but I usually do.
His kind of music is probably quite easy to churn out. Pick a weird tuning, fingerpick a bit, mumble some stuff about growing up in America or dead boxers, or whatever and you are done.
"Pick a weird tuning, fingerpick a bit, mumble some stuff about growing up in America or dead boxers, or whatever and you are done."
Lyrics to the opening track no doubt...
But it's rare I listen to it. I listen to miserable music all the time, but that album is pretty gruelling.
is actually so miserable it makes me laugh and cheers me right up
'Jim Wise mercy killed his wife in a hospital at her bedside, put the gun up to his head but it jammed and he didn't die' is the one that gets me... :(
where he talks about his friend Brett still wearing bell-bottom jeans. That gets me.
Also in Micheline when the piano first comes in, and it sounds so distant compared to the closeness of the vocals and guitar. It's heartbreaking.
that's a good album.
instead of this constant finger picking observational travelogue barrage.
yeah i was surprised that it was more rockin', i've only heard great ghosts and admiral bore thingy
Red House Painters still trumps Sun Kil Moon for me. Love the run of Bridge/Rollercoaster/Ocean Beach, but my first album of theirs/his was Songs for a Blue Guitar, so that takes pride of place. I know it's not the most well-regarded album, but it was the one that opened up a whole new world for me...
forgot how good that is. Void is a beauty. Wop A Din Din is my favourite cat love song of all time.
And he remarked that after you've written a million songs with tons of lyrics and melodies it just get's easier to just start saying things directly in a song. He said his next album was a bit more spoken word. I think this is going to just be his style now his Red House Painters are far behind him.
I loved Benji, a seminal album, but it's definitely not one a Kozelek fan would put on a lot. I still will listen to April, Ghosts and Painters stuff much more. I hope he keeps it fresh and doesn't grow stale with this style.
When I saw him live it was the second time in a year and third time over all. Personally I'm getting tired of his one person live shtick just a bit. Would like to see him with a band again.
I'm a 'Kozelek fan', and I've listened to it loads.
so you're wrong, there.
And it was great.
did they vote 'Benji' AOTY?
good work, nocturnal enuresis sufferers.
his voice sounds like the guy from police academy
some of the lyrics are grating at the moment though.