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Big Thief / Masterpiece
Album:Masterpiece Collection:General
Artist:Big Thief Added:Mar 2017
Label:Saddle Creek 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-04-05 Pull Date:2017-06-07 
Week Ending:May 28May 7Apr 30Apr 23Apr 16Apr 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 04, 2021:Hanging In The Bone Yard
4.Feb 20, 2019:nearby galaxies
Real Love
2.May 25, 2019:Alien Hour
5.Jan 23, 2019:nearby galaxies
Real Love
3.Feb 27, 2019:nearby galaxies
6.Nov 09, 2018:Tell Me I'm Pretty

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2017-03-29 
Heavy, swaggery rock ’n roll four-piece anchored by the razor sharp singing and autobiographical songwriting of Adrienne Lenker. They’re on Bright Eyes’ old label Saddle Creek, which makes sense because they play a lot with emo bands but have more of a 90s heartland alt-rock sensibility. Cathartic, emotionally bracing, with brief folk moments among the full-on rock. They’re getting big pretty fast, and for good reason. RIYL Magnolia Electric Co, Mitski, Angel Olsen, Pinegrove. FCCs on 2, 3 (borderline), 7. Favorites: 4, 5, 7, 12.

1. (1:58)—Lo-fi recording of acoustic guitar and vocals.
2. (3:51)—FCC (“this place smells like p***”). Loud, slow strut, reminds me of Heartless Bastards.
3. (2:19)—Borderline FCC (there’s no obscene language, but it’s pretty obvious what her lover’s doing). Mid-tempo, driving, pretty.
4. *(4:17)—Slow and loud, epic. Builds twice in four minutes. Great noisy guitar breakdown.
5. *(3:24)—Mid-tempo, tight, catchy, a little surfy. Whispered vocals. Last 30 seconds sound like they came from a childhood home video.
6. (1:54)—Slow, melancholy guitar picking. Heavy Marissa Nadler feel.
7. *(3:04)—FCC (s***), but this song is so good you should play it all the time during safe harbor. Slow, smooth, seductive, chill-inducing, with lava flow guitar and the catchiest chorus on the entire record.
8. (3:23)—Mid-tempo, propulsive bash-out. High-pitched, strained vocals.
9. (2:36)—Multitracked fingerpicked guitar. Freak folk-ish.
10. (3:06)—Alternates between slow, somewhat mathy verses and fast, sunny choruses.
11. (3:09)—Simple ballad with woozy fingerpicked electric guitar. Ends with recording of bird sounds.
12. *(4:23)—Slow, warm, sad, grand. If it’s not safe harbor and you can’t play track 7, this is similar.

Track Listing
1.Little Arrow 7.Paul
2.Masterpiece 8.Humans
3.Vegas 9.Velvet Ring
4.Real Love 10.Animals
5.Interstate 11.Randy
6.Lorraine 12.Parallels