Mark Eitzel - West
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1997 Ratings: #19 / 69
User Score
Based on 3 ratings
May 6, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

96
Pitchfork

Together, the two have created something so flawless and shimmering, you actually question its tangibility. But West is undoubtedly real and a truly phenomenal piece of work.

90
AllMusic
Eitzel remains one of the most transcendent figures on the musical landscape.
70
Spin
Eitzel's vocals, wounded as ever, wistfully echo Elvis Costello echoing Chet Baker. Even on the jauntiest, Bucked-up tracks, the singer stubbornly refuses to give up his funk, resulting in unhealthy romantic obsession set to organ-drenched '80s teen-beats
70
NME
'West' is a seamless soundtrack to the uneasy world of middle age where all that lies ahead is toothlessness, impotence, incontinence and death. Top tunes, though.
70
Rolling Stone

He'd be wallowing even deeper in his misery if he weren't such an accomplished lyricist, his wounded sincerity spiked with the darkest, drollest humor of any misanthrope this side of Morrissey.

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