Calexico / Convict Pool
Album: Convict Pool   Collection:General
Artist:Calexico   Added:Apr 2004
Label:Quarterstick Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-05-03 Pull Date: 2004-07-05
Week Ending: Jul 4 Jun 27 Jun 20 Jun 13 Jun 6 May 30 May 23 May 16
Airplays: 2 1 5 2 5 3 9 5

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 30, 2013: Music Casserole
Alone Again or
4. Jun 02, 2006: The Top Shelf (with my buddy marco!)
Alone Again or
2. Jan 18, 2007: Fiction Romance
Convict Pool
5. May 24, 2006: the evil twins
3. Oct 02, 2006: Border of Sanity
6. Feb 28, 2006: The Sad Men's Club
Alone Again or

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-04-19
Mostly acoustic, very-recognizably-Calexico mariachi rock -- horns, accordion, and smoky vocals. Highly varied. All songs are excellent. Three covers and three new/recent originals. Includes an English-language cover (previously released on the Japanese version of Feast of Wire) of a beautiful French song by chanteuse Fran├žoiz Breut, who they've toured with. Joey Burns sang on her 2001 LP (btw, her new LP came out in March). Start with 1, 3, 5.

=> 1. Long, quiet beginning leading up to a surprisingly faithful version of a song from Love's 1967 Forever Changes LP. Wait. Did Love cover Calexico? Previously released on German CD.
2. Starts with spoken words 'Convict pool.' Quiet, downtempo, guitar, voice, & acoustic-percussion ballad leading to thunderous, angst-filled anthem.
=> 3. Hyper-romantic, soft ballad, Calexico style. A beautiful cover of a beautiful, us-against-the-world sort of song.
4. Starts with spoken word 'Corona.' Happy, bouncy, mariachi country. Lots of horns and accordion. Pass the guacamole and can I have another Corona? Festive, quick ending.
=> 5. Down-tempo, mariachi-cabaret instrumental. Starts with solo accordion, then gets a bit noisy and weird.
6. Dark, salsa rhythm. Upbeat pace but romantic, death-oriented lyrics.

Track Listing
1. Alone Again or   4. Corona
2. Convict Pool   5. Praskovia
3. Si Tu Disais   6. Sirena