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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 6, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Anti
  • ASIN: B0016KJRZW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #370,634 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Fite builds upon his signature samples here, but with a more restrained, mature hand. Famous for mining record store bargain bins for long-forgotten CDs, Tim takes tracks from their musical obscurity, dusts them off, and reburies them in his own tunes. But now, with "Fair Ain't Fair", come the voices, layer upon layer. Fite plays with melody in a way he never has before. Harmony rules, and the results are a collection of exquisite songs. Features members of Sufjan Stevens' band and My Brightest Diamond on guest vocals.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John A. Krumm on May 7, 2008
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Tim Fite creates a sort of hyper-imaginative Americana-rap blend, and the result is one of those albums that you have to listen to multiple times to start to figure out, yet is enjoyable from the outset. I'd compare him to the group Gnarls Barkley in overall pop creativity. If you want a taste of his style you can probably still get his last album free on his website (also very good).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Lefebvre on February 27, 2009
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Ok, not that I am a big fan either of folk or indie pop, but Tim Fite has created a varied and beautifully balanced opus contrasting childishly simple sounding tunes ("Motorcade") to more dynamic and fuller sounding efforts ("Roots of a Tree", "Trouble"), to pretty guitar ballads (e.g. "Harriet Tubman", "Heavis War", "Thought I Was A Gun"), to straight ahead alt-blues-rock ("My Hands"). Lots of unusual song structures, some fun samples, oodles of catchy tunes. I can't pick out a single, per se, but the disk as a whole is a true gem.

There seems a lot of interesting commentary (social and otherwise) going on underneath the music. I don't particularly have an ear for deciphering this kind of thing; it simply imbues the content with extra dimensionality for me. Cool.

Curiously, his vocals remind much of those of TVotRadio (Tunde Adebimpe). Is this a Brooklyn sound?

Anyway, a wonderful disk!
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By Rachel on September 17, 2012
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The Tim Fite experience is one in a million. He allows himself to be so vulnerable in his art and music, in a way that no other performer ever has. It is beautiful and moving at the same time as it is unsettling. His music makes me want to be a better person. Everyone should give this album a listen, as well as his others, most of which are available for free on his website. Time Fite could change the world with his music, art, and his smile.
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