Carried to Dust

Calexico - Carried to Dust
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2008 Ratings: #219 / 735
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
September 9, 2008 / Release Date
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Quarterstick / Label
Alt-Country / Genres
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Ultimately, this is the type of record this band is suited to making, and it richly rewards repeat listening-- details and melodies that seem buried or understated eventually come to fore, slowly revealed in a mixture of organic warmth, welcome variety, and subtle complexity.

Slant Magazine
While most groups lasting over 10 years tend to run on artistic fumes, Joey Burns and John Convertino gush with unbridled creative enthusiasm here.

Calexico are back, but this time they’re travelling all over the map. Carried to Dust is a quietly persuasive record.

The Guardian

Their music can sound both wonderfully evocative or occasionally faux - as authentic as a Mexican restaurant located in Milton Keynes - and lacks a dominant vocal like former bandmate Howe Gelb, of Giant Sand.

NOW Magazine
Nothing terribly new or unexpected to report, just a more direct way of expressing not so adventurous ideas.
Captures the spirit of Calexico and the Southwest in the most refined way to date.
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Track List

  1. Victor Jara's Hands
  2. Two Silver Trees
  3. The News About William
  4. Sarabande In Pencil Form
  5. Writer's Minor Holiday
  6. Man Made Lake
  7. Inspiracion
  8. House Of Valparaiso
  9. Slowness
  10. Bend To The Road
  11. El Gatillo (Trigger Revisited)
  12. Fractured Air (Tornado Watch)
  13. Falling From Sleeves
  14. Red Blooms
  15. Contention City
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