Hi, How Are You

Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You
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Based on 2 reviews
1983 Ratings: #14 / 126
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Based on 142 ratings
1983 Ratings: #11
September 1, 1983 / Release Date
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WhatTheFunk
96
Edit: I wrote this review on September 8th. Daniel Johnston died on September 11th. It's a strange coincidence. I was a Johnston' s fan, I even saw one of his live in Paris. R.I.P. Daniel Johnston, one of the most influential and iconic artists of all time.

I remember the first time I heard about Daniel Johnston. I remember the TV presenter's enthusiasm in front of this guy who looked like a bloated drug addict. Dressed like a homeless, greasy hair and the head of someone who wakes up after a ... read more
ThrowBackG
NR
I think one of the most tragic artists anyone could subject themselves to its gotta be Daniel Johnston. Daniel has always been plagued with mental illness and every album of his is pretty much the same at its core. Optimism in the loneliest of hearts. Each album is so personal to him no other piece of music sounds like it. No piece of music ever could. Partially because it's hardly music, yet theres a craft to it. Its almost always genius. You'd think Daniel would have it all with his infamous ... read more
TreyLikesBands
98
Amazing

RIP DANIEL JOHNSTON
"There's a heaven and there's a star for you"

This is one of the most moving yet melancholy albums I've ever heard. After reading up on who Daniel Johnston is, this album becomes even more tragic and sad. Although this album's sound isn't for everyone, I believe that if you're an avid music listener, you have to listen to this masterpiece.

The lyrics in the songs themselves are completely whimsical and weird, along with the "instrumentation" ... read more
KengojiUltamYT
98
........................................................I don't want to ever hear this again BUT....................... WHAT IN THE FOURTEEN INTERGALACTIC DIMENSIONS IS THIS! I DONT WANT TO EVER HEAR THIS AGAIN, KEEP THIS ALBUM AWAY FROM ME BUT OMFGIFHGIUFUIGFHUI HSUIAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHIHOIHIOS IOHSIO HIOSD IOFS FSFBOJNFLKN NSKL ;'';P[;';';L;';L.';\.'L;' ... read more
eliiiiiiii
95
R.I.P. Daniel Johnston, I spent the last hour crying for him... I still can't believe it.
Doing a bit of retrospective, the pure spirit that record evokes is something that no other album I've heard has done. Daniel Johnston was one of a kind, he had a twisted mind and that was always present in his music, but he managed it to reflect it in a unique way, with his child-like voice and homemade little instrumentations, it all feels so harmless, so silly, so simple and so innocent, and that's what ... read more
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MISC LISTS

#145/Pitchfork (1980s v2)

Track List

  1. Poor You
  2. Big Business Monkey
  3. Walking the Cow
  4. I Picture Myself With a Guitar
  5. Despair Came Knocking
  6. I Am a Baby (In My Universe)
  7. Nervous Love
  8. I'll Never Marry
  9. Get Yourself Together
  10. Running Water
  11. Desperate Man Blues
  12. Hey Joe
  13. She Called Pest Control
  14. Keep Punching Joe
  15. No More Pushing Joe Around
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