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Frawley, Martin / Undone At 31
Album:Undone At 31 Collection:General
Artist:Frawley, Martin Added:01/2020
Label:Merge Records 

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Add Date:2020-01-22 Pull Date:2020-03-25 

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2020-01-12 
ALT FOLK-ROCK / SINGER-SONGWRITER

Australian songwriter Martin Frawley has created an ambitious concept album that somewhat chronologically relates the story of his life falling apart (at age 31) after a long romantic relationship. Lyrics are in booklet, but not in the right order.

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1 * Mid-tempo. First relationship (aged 22-30) ends in disillusion. Folkish, talk-sung. (4:52)
2 Mid-fast. Hitting the bar scene. Cynical. Raucous. Guitar, drums, lots of piano. (4:01)
3 * Fast. Good rocking song. Fuzzy lead guitar, drums, piano. A bit Lou Reed-ish. (3:00)
4 ** Mid-tempo. Reminiscing about her. They were great together; or not. (4:13)
5 Mid-tempo. He was really close with her family, and that ended too, of course. (3:12)
6 Mid-tempo. Oblique retelling of a fight on a date (I think). (3:06)
7 ** Mid-slow. Half-hearted words of encouragement (directed to her or himself?) (4:29)
8 * Mid-fast. Blurry singing but good instruments including good synth and violin. (3:00)
9 Mid-slow. Country guitar. Talk-sung. Found out she’s dating someone else. (2:01)
10 Slow. Losing it. Pleading hopeless for her return. Strange instrumentation. (5:06)
11 Slow. Spare. Gloomy. Spooky steel guitar solo toward the end. (3:22)

Track Listing
1.You Want Me? 6.Chain Reaction
2.End Of The Bar 7.You Can't Win
3.What's On Your Mind 8.Something About Me
4.Just Like The Rest 9.Lo And Behold
5.Smoke In Your House 10.Come Home
 11.Where The Heart Is