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Sonny & The Sunsets / Talent Night At The Ashram
Album:Talent Night At The Ashram Collection:General
Artist:Sonny & The Sunsets Added:02/2015
Label:Polyvinyl Record Co. 

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Add Date:2015-02-27 Pull Date:2015-05-01 
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Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2015-02-26 
What are Sonny and the Sunsets? Weirdo nostalgics, folkie crooners, patient storytellers, weirdo sound-effects tinkerers... There's a little of everything here, just a beautiful album, for old fans and new. [in brackets, some of the explanations from Sonny from his show last week]. FCCs on 6 (which you can bleep out with not much effort) and 10.

1. (04:36) *** [about filling about applications, and how it's tedious] Beach Boys-ish close harmony bookending, easygoing singalong with fun repetition.
2. (04:30) ******** Fiddle, into dancier beat. AMAZING HOOK. Krauty and dancey, with a bit of Kinksy overdubbing. Inventive, fun, just an amazing track.
3. (01:43) **** [going to a house, and all the women from there are living inside] Slinky organ, bouncey with nice change-ups (sounds kinda like The Intelligence) and a sudden close.
4. (03:19) *** Swaying, sad, pretty. Folky croon.
5. (03:13) *** Sunshiney fuzzed guitar, wistful singing with double-tracked vox.
6. [FCC - just one, a "shit" at exactly 4:26 left, in phrase "Shannon, who outworks everyone, but always messes shit up"] (07:12) ****** [health food stores are one of the best things we have today] Just a great, weird, wonderful song. "It's a natural health food store" chant. Ends with weird dialogue with Sonny and his ex-girlfriend (or is a dog) swimming in beer. Just fantastic.
7. (02:34) *** Warp-o sound-effects, plodding spy-organ, moody story-song, mysterious and pained.
8. (02:13) **** Sunshine folk! Tambourines and bright tones!
9. (03:00) **** Delicate folkie flutes, sad song about a sad girl...
10. [fcc - "fuck"] **** (03:12) [about occupy... and i forget what else he said]. Unique, baroque tones, with heavy fuzzy bass...

Track Listing
1.The Application 6.Happy Carrot Health Food Store
2.Cheap Extensions 7.Blot Out The Sun
3.The Secluded Estate 8.Baby Jokin
4.Talent Night At The Ashram 9.Icelenes Loss
5.Alice Leaves For The Mountains 10.Secret Plot