Elvis Perkins - I Aubade
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Based on 7 reviews
2015 Ratings: #613 / 771
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Based on 3 ratings
February 24, 2015 / Release Date
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An intricately arranged (wrought would be a better word) soundscape that is very surprising at times. Lyrics are, masterful, as to be expected, and as usual love, love, love his voice. I can get behind most of the quirks of this album, but I am disappointed that it isn't more of him solo. The breathy, cloying backup vocals make some songs actually hard to listen to. Where I might have liked another group of girls backing this record, there's no chemistry here. Very forced.
89
beautiful at heart, soaring ambitions. appreciate the intention, and think it signifies more good things to come. i give it an 89. almost 90. reservations because i agree with other users about girl group. maybe am i picking up on tension between the voices? this works on some tracks (like in i came for fire which is tense and might explode at any moment) but is not beneficial on most. that said this is still a big step in the right direction. bravo.
45
Some fine lyrics; arrangements off kilter here and there. Girl group backing up this album is a huge mistake. The album is apparently striving for a raw, personal experience, then you have these sweet voices leaping in to render the whole thing....bizarre. Scratch the back up singers on MOST of this,and you'd have a decent album. And yet...no song leaps to the fore. I find myself humming Hogus Pogus and hating that. But that is the only song on this album that is in any way memorable. ... read more
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Track List

  1. On Rotation Moses
  2. My Kind
  3. I Came for Fire
  4. & Eveline
  5. It's Now or Never Loves
  6. The Passage of the Black Gene
  7. AM
  8. Hogus Pogus
  9. Gasolina
  10. Accidental Tourist (a white Huayno melody)
  11. All Today
  12. My 2$
  13. Wheel in the Morning
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