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The Crying Light
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Antony and the Johnsons

The Crying Light by Antony and the Johnsons

Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 14 reviews
2009 Ranking: #20 / 545
USER SCORE
83
Based on
17 ratings

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Pitchfork

The cover of The Crying Light, the third album by Antony and the Johnsons, is strikingly similar to that of its predecessor, 2005's highly-lauded I Am a Bird Now. The latter presented a stark black-and-white shot of transvestite performer Candy Darling lying on her hospital deathbed; this time, we get an even starker image of Japanese Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno, a hero of bandleader Antony Hegarty since he first spotted her on a poster while studying in France as a teenager. As Ohno leans back, wrinkled and seemingly near death himself, the flower in his hair sits in the same position as the bright blooms that hover above Darling.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: January 20, 2009
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Secretly Canadian
PRODUCER: Antony
GENRE: Chamber Pop
WEBSITE: www.antonyandthejohnsons.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 24 - A.V. Club
# 35 - Amazon
# 40 - MOJO
# 39 - musicOMH
# 33 - No Ripcord
# 44 - NPR
# 16 - Pitchfork
# 18 - Spin
# 50 - Stereogum
TRACK LIST
  1. Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground
  2. Epilepsy Is Dancing
  3. One Dove
  4. Kiss My Name
  5. The Crying Light
  6. Another World
  7. Daylight and the Sun
  8. Aeon
  9. Dust and Water
  10. Everglade
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