Cowboy Junkies / Wilderness, The
Album: Wilderness, The   Collection:General
Artist:Cowboy Junkies   Added:Mar 2012
Label:Razor & Tie Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-05 Pull Date: 2012-07-08
Week Ending: Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 10 May 27 May 20 May 13
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 15, 2022: Hanging in the bone yard
Unanswered Letter (For Jb)
4. Jun 30, 2012: Modern Donkey
Fairytale, I Let Him In
2. Jan 07, 2022: Summer Session (rebroadcast from Jul 4, 2012)
Unanswered Letter (For Jb)
5. Jun 05, 2012: Meow
3. Jul 04, 2012: Summer Session
Unanswered Letter (For Jb)
6. May 23, 2012: Brownian Motion
Idle Tales

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2012-05-02
Stripped down dark hollow songs that this band trademarked back when Reagan was still president. Everything they do sounds like it was recorded in an old empty church – like their debut/masterpiece The Trinity Sessions. This band was a progenitor of “”, mopey sadcore typified by David Lynch, Nick Cave and all things 4AD, with the crooning sentiments of Patsy Cline, Tom Waits. After all these years its nice to hear them return to their perfect roots, especially after riding the pop/AAA train to the bank throughout the 90’s. For fans of Red House Painters, Ana Calvi, kd lang. Excellent lyrics, finest recording/production attainable.

1) (5:21) dreamy ambient intro, kicks into pleasant midpaced dreamy pop, super cool subliminal effects
2) (4:06) slow swingy strummy dreamy
3) (2:39) AAA strummy mundane pop rhythm
4) (4:45) stripped down, complete junkies chillness
5) (3:40) quintessential chill dreamy junkies ballad, picks up and becomes epic “damaged from the start”
6) (4:23) Red House Painters guitar meets a “heart of Saturday night” Tom Waits, nice mandolin ballad
7) (4:01) strummy folky chill pretty
8) (6:00) mid paced strummy, dark pop
9) (4:13) epic stripped down ballad, lovely
10) FCCs (cool song though)

Track Listing
1. Unanswered Letter (For Jb)   6. Fairytale
2. Idle Tales   7. Staring Man
3. We Are The Selfish Ones   8. The Confesion Of Georgie E
4. Angels In The Wilderness   9. I Let Him In
5. Damaged From The Start   10. Fuck, I Hate The Cold