Post by lildevil92 on Sept 15, 2007 18:47:56 GMT -5
Just when I thought that The Fiery Furnaces had their heads too far up their own backsides to make anything as instantly likeable and fresh as Bitter Tea again, they make what may be their best album thus far with Widow City.
All of the usual idiosyncrasies are still present, but here they return to a more unified and accessible song based approach that seems to suit them best. In other words Grandma doesn't contribute vocals and no song is so convoluted that you want to tear your hair out.
And as always, Eleanor Friedberger's sublimely impenetrable vocals are perfectly attuned to interpret this very odd material.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Track List: [Favourites Will Be Bolded]
1. The Philadelphia Grand Jury 2. Duplexes of the Dead 3. Automatic Husband 4. Ex-Guru 5. Clear Signal From Cairo 6. My Egyptian Grammar 7. The Old Hag Is Sleeping 8. Japanese Slippers 9. Navy Nurse 10. Uncle Charlie 11. Right by Conquest 12. Restorative Beer 13. Wicker Whatnots 14. Cabaret of the Seven Devils 15. Pricked in the Heart 16. Widow City
ICHTHYANDER: ADJL scored 635K likes on Disney plus in India, which is more likes than Kim Possible, because Kim Possible has 250K likes! Note that Disney plus has recently appeared in India, namely, on April 3!
Apr 12, 2020 7:43:35 GMT -5