Coral, the / Magic and Medicine
Album: Magic and Medicine   Collection:General
Artist:Coral, the   Added:Mar 2004
Label:Columbia Records (College Radio)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-23 Pull Date: 2004-10-25
Week Ending: Oct 24 Oct 17 Sep 26 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 05, 2005: Pop Music Show
Bill Mccai
4. Oct 20, 2004: Lethal Sparkling Challenge
Confessions of A.D.D.D.
2. Mar 31, 2005: The Carpool: Guest DJ Yo!
Pass It on
5. Oct 16, 2004: Pop Music Show
Pass It on
3. Oct 21, 2004: Fiction Romance
In the Forest
6. Oct 11, 2004: Not the City Council!
Bill Mccai

Album Review
Kathryn Todd
Reviewed 2004-08-12
Retro, well-crafted pop with a sense of musical humor. The music is better than the (sometimes inane) lyrics. Skillful guitars, clear unemotional male vocal delivery. Varied styles, ranging from organ solo-heavy Doors to folky country Grateful Dead to poppy early Simon and Garfunkel folk.

1: Organ with squeakings. Clear lyrics. Doors-esque. (2:40)
2: Nice spare percussion. Old west feel. Inane lyrics. Cool miscellaneous whistly sound effects. (4:03)
3: Folky acoustic guitar. A little repetitive. (3:32)
4: Almost Grateful Dead-ish. Badass country vocal delivery. (3:07)
5: Doors mode again, complete with psychedelic bridge. (2:56)
6: Tambourine and organ chords give this a dissonant circus feel, with nice high growly guitar layered above. Uninterpretable lyrics. I like this track, but I like all ominous circus music. (3:54)
7: Uptempo. Storytelling lyrics. Like early Simon and Garfunkel, with more complex interesting music and worse lyrics (ick). (2:37)
8: Downtempo intro. Proto-bluesy horns come in, followed by a nice banjo. Yay banjo! (2:31)
9: Cute lyrics. Pleasant country/latin tinged folk-pop. Medium tempo. (4:14)
10: Sing-songy lyrics, guitar, drums and bass. (2:19)
11: About 5 sec of silence at beginning of track. Quiet all through. Murky and chimey, with low, nearly chanted vocals. (3:06)
12: Introduction with bass. Funky! Atmospheric bridge. High and low brass. Nice distorted guitar at the end with a sound like a flock of helicopters and trucks whizzing by one at a time. Play this! (6:19)

Track Listing
1. In the Forest   7. Bill Mccai
2. Don't Think You're the First   8. Eskimo Lament
3. Liezah   9. Careless Hands
4. Talkin' Gypsy Market Blues   10. Pass It on
5. Secret Kiss   11. All of Our Love
6. Milkwood Blues   12. Confessions of A.D.D.D.