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Coral, the / Magic and Medicine
Album:Magic and Medicine Collection:General
Artist:Coral, the Added:03/2004
Label:Columbia Records (College Radio) 

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Add Date:2004-08-23 Pull Date:2004-10-25 
Week Ending:24 Oct17 Oct26 Sep12 Sep5 Sep29 Aug
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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)
-Kathryn

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.