The Magnolia Electric Co.

Songs: Ohia - The Magnolia Electric Co.
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2003 Ratings: #4 / 289
User Score
Based on 177 ratings
2003 Ratings: #4
Liked by 10 people
March 4, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Secretly Canadian / Label
Alt-Country / Genres
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Maybe country music does deserve rights
[Genre: Alt-Country]

For somebody who's only heard the most basic forms of country music in his lifetime, this completely blew my expectations out the window. The instrumentation is absolutely gorgeous. The guitars legit send me to heaven at some points. Jason Molina's vocals are just beautiful. I don't really have any problems with this thing, it's just amazing through and through.

favourite tracks: Farewell Transmission, I've Been Riding With The Ghost, Just Be Simple, Almost Was Good ... read more
This album defies everything my taste has taught's full of Country, Folk Rock and Blues- genres i usually just can't get into and then it just comes out absolutely beatiful. This is one of those albums that just make me go "god i love music", we all know these kinds of albums and we all know that that feeling is the best.
This cover is done by William Schaff, who also did the cover to Lift Your Skinny Fists...

As a whole, I might like another Songs: Ohia album more than this one, maybe. But there are certain songs on here that are like ALL TIME great songs. So its gotta get my highest score for a Molina release at this moment.

This term gets thrown around a lot, but here its true. The first 4 tracks are "complete perfection", as are the two closing tracks. Sure its a little weird to not have him ... read more
Is this peak country? I have yet to find anything better than this - and that’s not a bad thing. This album is a masterpiece. A «hidden» gem in the haystack of 2000s indie.

This was Jason Molina’s last release under the name Songs: Ohia, and it damn well may be his best. The album feels like a final goodbye, and many of the songs on here are on par with his saddest.

The opening track Farewell Transmission is a contender for my favorite song of all time. Molina’s ... read more
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Track List

  1. Farewell Transmission
  2. I've Been Riding With The Ghost
  3. Just Be Simple
  4. Almost Was Good Enough
  5. The Old Black Hen
  6. Peoria Lunch Box Blues
  7. John Henry Split My Heart
  8. Hold On Magnolia
  9. The Big Game Is Every Night
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