Welcome To Sparks, Nevada

Sun Kil Moon - Welcome To Sparks, Nevada
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Based on 19 ratings
January 8, 2021 / Release Date
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Caldo Verde / Label
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Mark Kozelek took everything great he had and threw it out the fucking window.

Kozelek released one of my favorite albums of 2019. I gave his record a 90 and it was my first introduction to his music too. One could say I was anticipating this too much because clearly, this isn't what I expected or wanted. There are so many things that went wrong here. Before I even break down every element of treachery, it is important I mention, the lyrical content he chose to include is actually dog ... read more
Not a bad project, it has some great moments, and some not so great ones too (the part when Mark is whining about being warned to wear a mask in a store is a real headscratcher). Ultimately it's an enjoyable listen but Mark is definietly not in his prime lyrically and songwriting wise.
Allegations aside, this is a really good return to form for Mark Kozelek
Pretty much more of the same from Kozelek, you either like that or you don't. But it's definitely more of a Mark Kozelek record than SKM
Mark Kozelek has released music under his own name, as the singer of the Red House Painters and now again, under his prolific moniker of Sun Kil Moon. He released what in my opinion is one of the best folk albums of the 2010s, Benji, but ever since, he has mostly been writing very lengthy spoken word albums, and Welcome to Sparks, Nevada is another example of that. I will warn you, this will definitely not be for everyone, especially if you are new to Sun Kil Moon, because this will be a hard ... read more
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Track List

  1. Angela
  2. Welcome to Sparks
  3. The Johnny Cash Trail
  4. William McGirt
  5. Long Slow Spring
  6. Young Road Trips
  7. Lemon Balm
  8. Elk Grove
  9. Morning Cherry
  10. Hugo
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Added on: July 6, 2020