Strawberry Mansion

Langhorne Slim - Strawberry Mansion
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #305 / 660
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
Liked by 1 person
January 29, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dualtone / Label
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American Songwriter

It is, in every sense a very revealing set of songs, one which finds him confronting his own inner demons and sharing his concerns in ways that suggest a kind of catharsis.


These songs feel as if they were written on the fly (which most of them were), their sense of immediacy reflected in the use of skittery acoustic guitar, banjo and rattling piano. Slim's voice is geared to match.


Slim’s first album since 2017’s Lost At Last Vol 1 feels personal and self-exploratory. Stream-of-consciousness, even, given the sheer number of songs and the artlessness of the lyrics. But it’s a compulsive listen.


Strawberry Mansion ... is a little shaggy around the edges, and probably could’ve done with a four-song trim. But it offers a clear look at one songwriter’s experiences during a monumental cultural moment and frames them within his own personal struggles.

FLOOD Magazine

It’s the playful glee and holy roll of Strawberry Mansion that makes it a neighborhood worth visiting, again and again, with Langhorne Slim its own brand of oaky, folksy Mister Rogers.


I couldn't finish it but it's not horrible, just super lame and excessively long...
Desde mi personal punto de vista no disfruté Strawberry Mansion, sin embargo atribuyo esto al hecho de que me cuesta sentirme identificado con el country, la americana, y el folk sureño de Norte América. Puede que se deba a una cuestión meramente geográfica, o puede que no. Esto no quiere decir que el álbum sea malo, este es sólo mi punto de vista. Langhorne Slim cumple como exponente de dicho género sin proponer demasiado, o intentar ... read more
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Langhorne Slim - Strawberry Mansion

Genre: Singer Songwriter
Country: US

Final Verdict: 64% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 24th / 94

Highlight: Alright To Hide

Made me think of:
Bill Callahan
Justin Townes Earle
The Tallest Man on Earth
This album has a real rough start to it. The first 5 songs are so sloppy it's almost embarrassing. Slim disappears so completely in these songs to the point where it feels like the most generic quarantine folk ever. I would feel really bad if this was someone's first introduction to Slim. It. is. rough. The album is suddenly redeemed by the song "Panic Attack". A plucky number that bustles with life and visual storytelling. Suddenly Langhorne is back and I feel his real presence again ... read more
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Track List

  1. Mighty Soul
  2. Dreams
  3. No Right Way
  4. Lonesome Times
  5. Alright to Hide
  6. Panic Attack
  7. Sing My Song
  8. Summer Days
  9. House on Fire
  10. Morning Prayer
  11. Colors
  12. High-Class
  13. Blood on Yer Lips
  14. Strawberry Mansion
  15. The Mansion
  16. Last One Standing
  17. Something Higher
  18. Red Bird
  19. For the Children (Demo)
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Added on: December 13, 2020