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Believers

A.A. BondyAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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listen  1. The Heart Is Willing 3:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Down In The Fire (Lost Sea) 4:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Skull & Bones 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. 123 Dupuy Street 1:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Surfer King 4:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Hiway/Fevers 4:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Drmz 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Twist 4:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Rte. 28/Believers 6:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Scenes From A Circus 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 13, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fat Possum (Ryko)
  • ASIN: B005E7AO4Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,132 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Believers is ten new songs by A.A. Bondy. They were conjured during and between dreams, in bare rooms, and on the late night streets of America. It was recorded in the spring of 2011 by Rob Schnapf at Mant/Kingsize Studios in Glassell Park, California.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lush & Longing September 13, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Haunting, dark, gorgeous and somewhat less twangy than his last two records. A progression from previous efforts, but in a good way. I'm a massive fan of Bondy's last two albums, and I'm really digging this one, too. Fans of WHEN THE DEVIL'S LOOSE and AMERICAN HEARTS won't be disappointed. Can't wait to see him perform these songs live. Get this record today; AA Bondy is good for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW WOW WOW!!! October 10, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I've never written an amazon review about anything before, but I can't help myself from spreading the word about A.A. Bondy! I was lucky enough, recently, to experience the majesty of A.A. Bondy in concert and man oh man, I can't believe it took me this long to get on the Bondy train! His lyrics are so beautiful, so poetic, and so cryptic. His songs are the type of catharsis that are manifested once in a blue moon by musicians as a single stand-out song among the dozens and dozens of fillers. They are the kind of songs any other artist would have trouble getting through performing. But what was so intriguing and so sad to me was just how much reservation he was exercising to keep a placid, stoic veneer. He has such a beautiful and unique voice, so soothing and velvety. Yet, it was as if he felt undeserving of his gift so all he could do was be this neutral vessel to allow his deeply somber songs to pour out of. I'm probably reading way too much into it lol, but if I want to romanticize an artist's work to appreciate it more so be it. But I dunno, I can't explain it. It was just so sad- like he wouldn't allow himself to connect because deep down, he's one thread away from breaking. At times, a hint of surrender was audible in his voice which was so satisfying to hear and witness. I'm a sucker for ballads and lyrical depth, so I'm always seeking out the latest soul-stirring stuff but I don't think I've ever come across such tragically beautiful lyrics from a single artist in my life!

I immediately got his latest album as well as the one prior (When the Devil's Loose) and I can't shake the
overwhelming urge to share his stuff because it's soooooooo damn good!!!!! Believers is sheer perfection from start to finish. There isn't a single track I'd skip.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album! September 21, 2011
By Joey
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I love this album! The first two AA albums were also great, but I think this is the best one yet.
So much character and flow, I love the distinct guitar endings to all the songs.
Favorite songs: Surfer King, The Twist, and Down in the Fire
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If it ain't broke... September 14, 2011
By S. Long
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
WOW!

I've been waiting for this third solo album from Mr. Bondy for a while now & I've been streaming it on NPR for the last week.

The songwriting is impeccable, second to no one. The dark, haunting lyrics, vocals and melodies are a great highway companion late at night when you're surrounded by yourself and you've nothing but time on your hands to contemplate life.

Buy this entire album and his other two as well. You won't regret it.

Skull & Bones, Hiway/Fevers - Great!

Already awaiting your forth, Scott.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cover Photo Sets the Tone... December 9, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I heard the title cut, "Rte 28/Believers," on XM while driving one night and wrote down A.A. Bondy's name as soon as I parked. I'd never heard of him before. This CD is much more than just that one song that got airplay. It's a complete collection, each cut reflecting and resonating with each other like a finely paced book of poems. The songs are mostly slow-ish and dream-like, but the music has subtle power and creates a charged atmosphere. This is perfect music for driving dark highways or sipping Scotch late at night.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars darkly haunting, compelling Americana songs March 23, 2012
Format:Audio CD
3rd album from Alabama artist & former member of Verbena--darkly haunting, compelling
Americana songs with a strong sense of yearning & and an underlying need for self redemption.
It's as though there's an unavoidable, spectral gloom-fog over the next ridge--reaching out to
grab you, whispering your name. Beautiful songs with a gentle, subtle draw & a pair of strong,
forlorn shadow-arms to hold you. Nice. Recalls Ryan Adams, Mike Ness, the National, the
Mekons, Ray LaMontagne, John Prine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous December 18, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I can't say enough about A.A. Bondy or this album (or any of his other albums). I just got into him a few months ago and can't stop listening. I play Believers when I'm writing. Over and over again. And I haven't gotten tired of it yet. Poetry. They lyrics are chock-full of it whether you realize it or not. Gorgeous stuff. Murder boys. Saints there on a chain. These idiot hearts. We're out here listening, A.A. And what you are doing is making our lives better. I hope you know that.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A.A. Bondy is a great songwriter
best album since american hearts. this guy is writing amazing songs from a genuine place.

as for amazon's download system: it sucks so bad. Read more
Published 21 months ago by sonny
5.0 out of 5 stars I believe
I first heard A.A. Bondy's Slow Parade and immediately fell in love. This work's a slight shift in his usual musical style but you would be hardpressed to be disappointed with your... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Bondybeliever
1.0 out of 5 stars Gone the Way of the Hipsters
A.A. Bondy's first album, American Hearts, was lovely. Full of intelligent songwriting and with blessedly minimal production. I really thought he would be someone to watch out for. Read more
Published on July 17, 2012 by Esme Vera Sylvin
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds kinda timeless
I was a huge Verbena fan, but I'm embarrassed to admit I totally slept on his solo stuff - until now. Like other reviewers here are saying, this album is stellar. Read more
Published on December 21, 2011 by M. Morris
3.0 out of 5 stars i'm a HUGE fan but this album left me wanting
its ok. but competing against his first two albums is tough. my biggest complaint after several listens is that beside "the twist" i can't tell the songs apart very well.
Published on November 3, 2011 by dolby taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Remember when he thought he was Kurt Cobain
Wow! How times have changed. I remember when he was in Verbena and thought he was Kurt CObain. It makes you wonder what Kurt would be doing now if he was still with you.
Published on September 22, 2011 by Amazon Customer
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