The Plain Where The Palace Stood

David Grubbs - The Plain Where The Palace Stood
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2013 Ratings: #544 / 1035
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Based on 2 ratings
April 16, 2013 / Release Date
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Drag City / Label
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Drowned in Sound

This album is Grubb’s most cinematic and balanced offering yet. It slowly burns through his moods, explores his Western panoramas and phantasmagorical musings.


The results, though often feeling abrupt and sometimes overly academic, are mostly warm and curious, stretching out in eternal open-endedness that isn't really looking for answers or understandable conclusions.


Though the word “experimental” sticks to Grubbs like a faded tattoo, there is little on The Plain Where the Palace Stood that covers ground that he has not crossed many times before.

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Track List

  1. The Plain Where the Palace Stood
  2. I Started To Live When My Barber Died
  3. Ornamental Hermit
  4. First Salutation
  5. Super-Adequate
  6. Second Salutation
  7. The Hesitation Waltz
  8. A View Of The Mesa
  9. Abracadabrant
  10. Fugitive Colors
  11. Third Salutation
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Added on: April 9, 2013