"The entire album start to finish is a must, not a bad track here. But "insomnia", "listen (listen, listen)" and "a long flight" make me forget to function in the real world. An effing knock-out band."
""weighty ghost" started my Wintersleep obssession. Then I discovered that there is not a throw-away track on the entire album. Then I discovered all their other albums were fantasic. Then I dicovered I was lost inside them and forgetting to sleep, go to work...."
"Interesting choice of covers. For comforting familiar territory listen to "Wild is the Wind" (was Nina Simone the first to record this song in the 1960's?) and "Red Apples", songs my 5 year old son and my grandmother love."
"I'm only adding this album from Sam Beam cause all his albums are great and I'd ramble on ad naseum. So with this one "Ressurection Fern" and "Boy with a Coin" are 2 of my most burned and shared tracks. Don't want to know what my life would be like if Iron & Wine hadn't entered the scene."
"Funny and sad and whip-smart. "Sunset Chaser"-- I love to hear my teen-age son sing this around the house. "Home with Me" is a wrecking ball that would devastate if not for shockingly clever lines like "so strap me on the ultra-violet, lie-detectorized, rack-o-matic" and "so go ahead and toss me in the Southdale omni-correctional looney-bin""
"Somber and fun, country and bluegrass folk. Maybe. A distinctive genre of their own. "The Plank" is a hoot (my sons laugh, my sister is squimish of the gore); "The Graveyard"-- do I take these guys tongue-in-cheek or are they dead serious?"
"Hmmm... just go with me on this one. Loud and soft and glaring and insightful. "The Pelican" & "Evil Bee" are brilliant, as are they all. I tracked down the cd artwork and bought the poster, my sons stare at it for hours."