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Edge of the Sun

Calexico - Edge of the Sun
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2015 Ratings: #198 / 770
User Score
Based on 44 ratings
2015 Ratings: #338
April 14, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound
It’s certainly the best LP they’ve put together in the latter half of their career, benefitting from a richer palette than their most recent offerings, with brushes of electronica and unashamedly big choruses rubbing up against the dusty soundscapes and Mariachi flourishes we’ve come to expect.
80
PopMatters

Edge of the Sun is a strong album that continues the upward trajectory that became stronger as the lessons of albums like Garden Ruin took root.

75
Consequence of Sound

Despite these disparate currents and impulses, Edge of the Sun never sounds directionless or scattered; you’ve always got the sense that these guys know exactly where they’re headed.

75
A.V. Club

Edge Of The Sun picks up where Feast Of Wire left off, and though it fails to blaze a new path, it livens up an old one.

70
Exclaim!

Though Edge of the Sun is a very good record by any measure, there is something about it all that feels frustratingly routine. It would, in short, be a stretch to call this a creative rebirth for the band.

70
AllMusic
As pleasant as the album is, this time it feels like Calexico are just passing through.
74
Calexico might be labeled Americana on this site, but perhaps the most compelling part of this record is how it isn't chained to one country, culture, or genre. Traditional folk instrumentation and melodies brush shoulders with everything from Mariachi horns to synths, but the lyrics are grounded enough that this stylistic wandering doesn't really grate.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#21/Rough Trade
#50/Paste
#79/Piccadilly Records

Track List

  1. Falling from the Sky
  2. Bullets & Rocks
  3. When the Angels Played
  4. Tapping on the Line 
  5. Cumbia de Donde
  6. Miles from the Sea
  7. Coyoacán 
  8. Beneath the City of Dreams 
  9. Woodshed Waltz
  10. Moon Never Rises
  11. World Undone
  12. Follow the River
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