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Various Artists / Dark Was The Night
Album:Dark Was The Night Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:03/2009
Label:4AD 

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Add Date:2009-03-15 Pull Date:2009-05-17 
Week Ending:17 May3 May26 Apr19 Apr12 Apr5 Apr29 Mar22 Mar
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Album Review
canuck
Reviewed 2009-04-13 
Mostly indie music benefit comp put together by the guys from the National. Some soul, hip hop, but mostly folk, rock, and pop. Some really great stuff on here.

My picks: Disc 1: 2, 4, 6, 7, 13 Disc 2: 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13

-Adrian

Disc 1

1. Dirty Projectors & David Byrne - Knotty Pine -- upbeat folky pop.
2. The Books (w/ Jose Gonzalez) - Cello Song -- Nick Drake cover. electronic & sample-y cover. pretty.
3. Feist & Ben Gibbard - Train Song -- slow, dark folk song with an old-time feel
4. Bon Iver - Bracket, W9 -- gorgeous falsetto-voiced folky song.
5. Grizzly Bear - Deep Blue Sea -- acoustic folky song.
6. The National - So Far Around the Bend -- orchestrated baritone-voiced indie rock.
7. Yeasayer - Tightrope -- rhythmic art pop
8. My Brightest Diamond - Feeling Good -- bluesy with jazz-inflected female vox
9. Kronos Quartet - Dark was the Night -- experimental classical?
10. Antony with Bryce Dessner - I Was Young When I Left Home -- gender-bending warble vocals over acoustic guitar.
11. Justin Vernon with Aaron Dessner - Big Red Machine -- falsetto vocals over agitated piano
12. The Decemberists - Sleepless --fairly bland acoustic guitar + vocals
13. Iron & Wine - Die -- short (1:07) southern-like folky
14. Grizzly Bear & Feist - Service Bell -- lilting, cavernous, dark folk
15. Sufjan Stevens - You Are the Blood -- hodgepodge of electronic, orchestral folk, experimental, classical


Disc 2:

1. Spoon - Well Alright -- upbeat indie rock
2. The Arcade Fire - Lenin -- orchestral, but straight-ahead indie rock
3. Beirut - Mimizan -- lilting eastern-european inflected folk
4. My Morning Jacket - El Carporal -- south west and classic rock inflected rock
5. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Inspiration Information -- 70s hearkening soul funk
6. Dave Sitek - With a Girl Like You -- synthy 80s pop feel.
7. Buck 65 - Blood Pt.2 -- synthy/ casiotone hip hop w/ samples from disc 1, # 15
8. The New Pornographer - Hey Snow White -- chanting beginning. upbeat pop
9. Yo La Tengo - Gentle Hours -- subdued, melancholy piano song
10. Stuart Murdoch - Another Saturday -- twee-y pop from Belle & Sebastian frontman
11. Riceboy Sleeps - Happiness -- beautiful ambient post-rock
12. Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues - Amazing Grace -- slow, soulful, bluesy version
13. Andrew Bird - The Giant of Illinois -- slow, looping violin. later guitar-based song
14. Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch - Lua -- countryish song.
15. Blonde Redhead & Devistations - When the Road Runs Out -- sparse + cabaret-ish female vocals.
16. Kevin Drew - Love vs Porn -- slow. guitar + coming-through-a-radio vocals

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Dirty Projectors And David Byrne Knotty Pine
2.Books, The Cello Song
3.Feist And Ben Gibbard Train Song
4.Bon Iver Brackett, Wi
5.Grizzly Bear Deep Blue Sea
6.National, The So Far Around The Bend
7.Yeasayer Tightrope
8.My Brightest Diamond Feeling Good
9.Kronos Quartet Dark Was The Night
10.Dessner, Antony And Bryce Dessner I Was Young When I Left Home
11.Vernon, Justin And Aaron Dessner Big Red Machine
12.Decemberists, The Sleepless
13.Iron And Wine Stolen Houses (Die)
14.Grizzly Bear And Feist Service Bell
15.Stevens, Sufjan You Are The Blood
16.Spoon Well-Alright
17.Arcade Fire Lenin
18.Beirut Mimizan
19.My Morning Jacket El Caporal
20.Jones, Sharon & The Dap-Kings Inspiration Information
21.Sitek, Dave With A Girl Like You
22.Buck 65 Blood Pt. 2
23.New Pornographers, The Hey, Snow White
24.Yo La Tengo Gentle Hour
25.Murdoch, Stuart Another Saturday
26.Riceboy Sleeps Happiness
27.Power, Cat And Dirty Delta Blues Amazing Grace
28.Bird, Andrew The Giant Of Illinois
29.Oberst, Connor And Gillian Welch Lua
30.Blond Redhead And Devestations When The Road Runs Out
31.Drew, Kevin Love Vs Porn