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Devotchka / A Mad & Faithful Telling
Album:A Mad & Faithful Telling Collection:General
Artist:Devotchka Added:03/2008
Label:Anti- 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-04-27 Pull Date:2008-06-29 
Week Ending:22 Jun15 Jun8 Jun1 Jun18 May11 May4 May
Airplays:2111123

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Album Review
Rob Majors
Reviewed 2008-04-28 
Fusion of indie rock with East European folk and Mariachi. Strings, horns, and oom-pah or 3-3-2 drumming provide the primary back up for Nick Urata's sluggish, mournfully nasal vox. Auxiliary instrumentation includes more exotic elements such as bazouki and theremin. Doesn't stray far from their past albums; in fact, it seems more restrained and content to stay within the confines of its fully orchestrated world fusion sound. Probably could be described as "Mature."

Trivia: Scored Little Miss Sunshine
FCC Clean; My picks: 5, 6, 8
See also: Balkan Beat Box, Beirut, Calexico

1) 5:15 - Driving, with folksy vox hook and latin percussion.
2) 4:01 - Sweetly mediocre 6/8. 15-sec out
3) 4:38 - Catchy groove holds up orchestrated pop rock. Quiet chimes intro
4) 3:45 - Darker and driving, with accordion (?). Slightly more Eastern in sound.
*5) 2:25 - Fast Balkan/Slavic instrumental
**6) 4:32 - Sweet key hook switches off with urgent-side indie rock. Sounds singleish.
7) 5:50 - Mournful oom-pah; very Beirutish. 24-sec out.
*8) 5:03 - Pretty ballad with a Spanish feel + accordion.
9) 1:31 - Accordion-led instrumental. Fun for a mic break?
10) 5:15 - Meandering, mellow 6/8. Ends with long instrumental.

Track Listing
1.Basso Profundo 6.Transliterator
2.Along The Way 7.Blessing In Disguise
3.The Clockwise Witness 8.Undone
4.Head Honcho 9.Strizzalo
5.Comrade Z 10.New World