David Bazan - Care
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March 7, 2017 / Release Date
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If there’s one thing I appreciate in a musician, it’s honest songwriting. David Bazan is an honest songwriter; he’s one of the most honest songwriters I can think of. Bazan is an interesting character: once an outspoken Christian writing songs about his faith and doubts in Pedro the Lion, he has since fallen away from the faith and now mostly writes songs dealing with crumbling marriages, existential anxiety and arguments with God. His newest album, “Care” covers ... read more


I am not a big fan of synthesizers, especially as the primary form of instrumentation, so that aspect of this album definitely threw up some challenges. At times reminiscent of LCD Soundsystem and (sadly) at others of late 1980s pop songs (especially 'Lazerbeams', the album's weakest individual track), the synth-driven melodies never over-powered any of the songs...

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Track List

  1. Care
  2. Up All Night
  3. Disappearing Ink
  4. Sparkling Water
  5. Permanent Record
  6. Make Music
  7. Lazerbeams
  8. Inner Lives
  9. Keep Trying
  10. The Ballad of Pedro Y Blanco

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Added on: February 27, 2017