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Fruit Bats / Absolute Loser
Album:Absolute Loser Collection:General
Artist:Fruit Bats Added:11/2016
Label:Sub Pop Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-11-09 Pull Date:2017-01-11 
Week Ending:8 Jan1 Jan25 Dec18 Dec11 Dec4 Dec20 Nov13 Nov

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1.Sun, 21 May 17:Dj Insomnia
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4.Fri, 14 Apr 17:Francis D
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2.Thu, 20 Apr 17:Kray Bae Bae
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5.Thu, 16 Mar 17:Dj Insomnia
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3.Sun, 16 Apr 17:Dj Insomnia
Sunday Blues
6.Fri, 10 Mar 17:Kray Bae Bae
Road Trip

Album Review
Reviewed 2016-11-05 
This is the 6th record from Chicago indie folk band Fruit Bats. This record is miles above the last couple Fruit Bats releases. The melodies are so infectious and, at points, I am reminded of Beatles style songwriting. For those who don’t know the Fruit Bats already, I guess I would categorize with Indie Folk? RIYL: Avett Brothers, Head and the Heart, Lumineers, Bob Dylan, Beatles…many others.

FCC Clean!!
Favorites: you really can't go wrong with this record, but start with 1, 2, and 4.

1. (3:39) From A Soon-To-Be Ghost Town - Love this song, uptempo, great story in the lyrics, really sets the tone for a great album.
2. (3:04) Humbug Mountain Song - Foot stomps, piano, and banjo. The melody is almost Beatles-esq, really great.
3. (4:09) None Of Us - Mid-tempo, another great melody, this one feels like it has a heavy Bob Dylan reference.
4. (3:52) Absolute Loser - This title track is great, another display of great songwriting. Downtempo, great instrumentation.
5. (3:50) Baby Bluebird - Downtempo acoustic love song.
6. (5:04) My Sweet Midwest - Uptempo rock track, a love song to the Midwest.
7. (3:56) Birthday Drunk - Acoustic guitar, piano, strings and percussion. Downtempo and beautiful.
8. (3:30) Good Will Come To You - Keyboards accompany another stellar guitar and vocal melody. Vintage feel.
9. (2:58) It Must Be Easy - Downtempo waltz.
10. (3:29) Don't You Know That - Midtempo, more of the same, another great song.

Track Listing
1.From A Soon-To-Be Ghost Town 6.My Sweet Midwest
2.Humbug Mountain Song 7.Birthday Drunk
3.None Of Us 8.Good Will Come To You
4.Absolute Loser 9.It Must Be Easy
5.Baby Bluebird 10.Don't You Know That