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We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River

Richmond FontaineAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (September 29, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arena Rock
  • ASIN: B002LWJ5YM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,338 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River
2. You Can Move Back Here
3. The Boyfriends
4. The Pull
5. Sitting Outside My Dad's Old House [Instrumental]
6. Maybe We Were Both Born Blue
7. Watch Out
8. 43
9. Lonnie
10. Ruby & Lou
11. Walking Back to Our Place at 3 A.M. [Instrumental]
12. Two Alone
13. A Letter to the Patron Saint of Nurses

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We used to think the freeway sounded like a river is the eighth album from portland us alt.country critical favourites, richmond fontaine. It is the third australian release through nonzero records. Mind-blowing reviews from the uk press. 5 star, full-page review in october uncut.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect ride! October 25, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I was introduced to Richmond Fontaine by a friend and have so far only listened to Post to Wire, The Fitzgerald and some of 13 Cities. I thoroughly enjoyed all of those, however this one is something special. Although similar in its storytelling style, this CD stretches the boundaries a little further, musically. There are some lovely trumpet lines on track 4 which is a stand-out. The piano is also used to great effect at various times. I love listening to Willy Vlautin's character driven vignettes and his singing-speaking style suits his subject matter perfectly. I was immediately drawn in to the worlds he creates and found the journey thoroughly rewarding by the end. I have heard some wonderful music in this vein over the last 12 months; The Felice Brothers, Magnolia Electric Company, The Jayhawks, The Drive-By Truckers and The Silver Jews to name a few, but this one shades them all for mine. Loved every minute of it, and cant wait for the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars top notch December 7, 2013
By jimbo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We used to think the freeway sounded like a river is another excellent record from Richmond Fontaine. "Barely losing" out to thirteen cities as my favorite RF album.
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