Don't Be a Stranger

Mark Eitzel - Don't Be a Stranger
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Based on 6 reviews
2012 Ratings: #282 / 950
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Based on 4 ratings
October 2, 2012 / Release Date
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For a man who is so frighteningly adept at evoking the existential anguish wavering from the bottom of a glass, it’s both striking and relieving to hear Eitzel find some repose from the storm. 


Don’t Be a Stranger is out-of-sorts in the best way, as Eitzel forever plays the outsider looking in.


Now he revels in the delicate inner elements of his voice rather than growling over them, and sounds more natural and inviting than ever.

Consequence of Sound

Don’t Be a Stranger is his best album in years.


If the best parts of Don’t Be a Stranger find Eitzel making a welcome return—inviting us to make that titular offer to him—it’s a return as a great songwriter and band leader.

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Track List

  1. I Love You But You're Dead 
  2. The Bill Is Due 
  3. All My Love 
  4. Oh Mercy 
  5. Costume Characters Face Dangers In The Workplace 
  6. Why Are You With Me 
  7. Lament For Bobo The Clown 
  8. Break The Champagne 
  9. We All Have To Find Our Own Way Out 
  10. You're Waiting 
  11. Nowhere To Run
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Added on: October 1, 2012