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Delta Spirit

March 13, 2012

Song Title
Empty House
Tear It Up
Tellin' The Mind
Time Bomb
Into The Darkness
Money Saves

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 13, 2012
  • Release Date: March 13, 2012
  • Label: New Rounder
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 42:56
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,689 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smells Like D Spirit April 6, 2012
Format:Audio CD
It was a moment straight out of High Fidelity where John Cuscak turns on his customers to the Beta Band Three EPs; the clerks at my local Seattle vinyl haunt put on the self-titled new album by Delta Spirit. Who are they? I have no idea. All I can say is... WOW. This is a brassy, ambitious, euphoric, head spinning, toe tapping, nut busting, bra tossing, beer swilling, guitar smashing work of genius. There's a line in "The Bends" where Thom Yorke sings about "waiting for something to happen." That describes my feeling about the state of rock and roll in 2012. Beyond 2 masterpieces by Against Me!, nothing has quite excited me about real rock and freaking roll in some time. All of my favorite bands (Foo Fighters, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid) have put out decent albums lately - but nothing that gets the heart pounding and the finger tapping the repeat button. Delta Spirit not only demands attention - it rewards it with lyrical depth and exquisite production. Every track crackles with urgency. This album entwines the dark textures and southern charm of My Morning Jacket's Evil Urges, the fearless ambition of Arcade Fire's Funeral, the fury of Against Me's New Wave, the heartbreak and sonic beauty of The Airborne Toxic Event, the grandiose balls of the Smashing Pumpkins' Gish, the swagger of The Heavy and the adrenaline rush of Radiohead's The Bends into a (kid you not, this is what it feels like) epic rollercoaster hayride under the big night sky.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Rock Album of the Year March 13, 2012
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That's right. The best ROCK album of the year belongs to Delta Spirit. I loved their last album "History From Below, but in my opinion it tended to drag toward the end. This is not the case with their third and self-titled album. There seems to be a re-newed urgency to this album and quite frankly it has a much harder sound with a sonic edge. At first, it's kind of jarring... in a good way. In a way that makes you wants to turn it up. There are many standouts on this album: Tear It Up, California, Idaho, Otherside and Money Saves. Hell, they are all great tracks. This album could possibly propel them to a much wider audience. Do yourself a favor and buy this record. See them live if you can and before they get huge. They are exciting to see.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the writer? March 24, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I don't mind that DS have attempted to change their sound to a more Rock/Pop
style to avoid being put in boxes by critics, but a band should know it's
strengths. What they have done with their move from Folk/Rock to "Indie"/Pop
is throw out the strongest part of their music, the lyrical content. There
are a few really good songs on this album but the bulk seem to be written by
a different person than their first two CDs-someone that knows how to string together a bunch of boring rock cliches. I will probably not buy another album
by this band until they restore the quality of the songwriting. As someone
who has turned a lot of people on to their first albums I find this a huge
embarrassment,what the hell were they not thinking. If you want the "best
rock album of the year" so far I suggest the Cowboy Junkies "Singing in My Meadow" or Chuck Prophet's "Temple Beautiful".
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An Exercise in Homogeneity March 17, 2012
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I've given this days of listening time so I can say I gave it a chance because I've loved them so much. History from Below grew on me over time as long as I skipped Bushwick Blues and stuck to the EP version. This album will not grow on me and is definitely enough to knock Delta Spirit down on my list. For a few years they've been my favorite band; the autographed Ode to Sunshine vinyl on my wall is one of my prized possessions but this commercial album polishes the Spirit right out of them. Matt's AMAZING voice is watered down, there's no harmonica or unique instrumentation, there's no earthy feel, there's no urgency to these songs and there's no uniqueness to set it apart from the rest. If I listen hard I can hear the band I fell in love with but it's not worth it. I certainly wouldn't give it much thought had this been my introduction. I don't know how they can go from the fantastic Waits Room EP to this vanilla release. It's a homogeneous rock album that's perfect for consumption, I'm sure it will garner new fans; maybe those will outnumber the ones they disappoint and it will be profitable. Luckily I've not yet opened the vinyl so I should be able to exchange it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars effort not to be pigeon-holed gone wrong June 2, 2012
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sounds like this group has defiantly decided they are not going to have anyone put their sound in a box... they will not be categorized. In this respect, they have succeeded with this latest record. And there are one or poss two songs on there that show the quality of the artistic craft where they set the bar for themselves up to this point. As much as I applaud the defiance of artists as they intend for their creations to defy critics, there is a point at which that effort turns back on itself, like when the art is changed based on what other people (critics and their categories) think or say. By all means, go for yourselves gentlemen of the band, but to act as if what you have done to this point has not created the terms of a relationship with your supporters is dubious. WE DEMAND QUALITY SONGS OUT OF BANDS CAPABLE OF MAKING THEM (especially since there are so damn few who can). Now get your crap together on the next album and shut me the hell up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Albums of the Last Couple Years
Wow, some people are so closed minded. Especially those that gave this album bad reviews solely because Delta Spirit transitioned to a new and different sound, one that I feel... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Chasen Kukuda
4.0 out of 5 stars Great new discovery for me
I saw Delta Sprit at a festival summer '13 before ever hearing anything other than California, which I think is an okay song, not great. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Delta Spirit
All tracks are awesome!!! Been jamming out to it in my car. Excellent release by San Diego's own! Top notch! ;)
Published 8 months ago by Mario E. Perez
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday gift!
I bought this album for my fiance for his birthday a few months ago. He loved it, but I am the one who is constantly jamming out in the car with this playing loudly! So fun!
Published 10 months ago by All-Access Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings some optimism to my life
Especially with "California", "Idaho" and "Yamaha". I was particularly taken with the album artwork, so I decided to buy the album itself, and did not regret doing so. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Andy P. Bui
4.0 out of 5 stars Neat album! A good listen, some nice tracks.
California is the highlight of this album, and it's a song that once I heard for the first time couldn't get out of my head. It's that great! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Julie Gagnon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Bought this album based on one song I heard on the radio. They entire album is great! I highly recommend it!
Published 14 months ago by iggyhero
3.0 out of 5 stars better live than recorded
read the title. the cd's okay, but only. nothing super-memorable. go see them live, and wait for that cd or mp3.
Published 14 months ago by john r. mcgaha
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Really liked it. Music was great. I saw this band at ACL in 2012 and had heard some of their music.
I love the prices on Amazon as well for music
Published 15 months ago by Tim Stroud
4.0 out of 5 stars Great band!
Almost all the songs on here are great, especially "Tear it Up" and "California." This band should be bigger than they are.
Published 17 months ago by Mdwstrnr1
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