Westerberg, Paul / Folker
Album: Folker   Collection:General
Artist:Westerberg, Paul   Added:Nov 2004
Label:Vagrant Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-12-19 Pull Date: 2005-02-18
Week Ending: Feb 6 Jan 16 Jan 9 Jan 2
Airplays: 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 12, 2010: Daydream Disaster
Anyway's All Right
4. Jan 14, 2005: I once was canadian
$100 Groom
2. Jun 16, 2009: Interim Special
What About Mine?
5. Jan 09, 2005: the ox and hammer show
My Dad 4 Lookin' Up in Heave
3. Feb 02, 2005: The Panoply
As Far As I Know
6. Jan 07, 2005: the ox and hammer show
Anyway's All Right

Album Review
chopper dave
Reviewed 2004-12-08
As album title states, some folk songs from Westerberg, formerly of the Replacements. Sounds a lot like Bob Dylan to me with his scratchy vocals and the simple acoustic instrumentation. Very unadorned and straightforward. About what you've come to expect from Paul. I had a hard time making comments for individual tracks because really they all sound fairly similar. Watch out for fake endings and brief interludes at the end of 7, 10, and 11. 4's definitely the standout of the album.

1- title sums it up, it's a jingle, he's mocking commercialism and what not, but it's annoyingly upbeat in the process
2- starts slow with just acoustic, then blossoms with full-band with chorus
3- heartfelt portrait of his deceased dad
*4- I really like the chorus, pleasant sounding, a very sweet/sad folkpop song
5- a slow droopy song
6- more of the same
7- slow and mellow, very unadorned. ends at 4:58, then new song picks up at 5:00 and goes to 5:34
8- catchy melody, sorta beatles-like
9- midtempo, pretty simple
10- song ends at 3:25, but then new song picks up at 3:30 with just acoustic and singing and ends at 4:04
11- voice echoes like it's sung in a chamber, again with the extra acoustic song at the end
12- FCC(fuck, horseshit) a little more rock
13- starts with reprise of catchy melody from first track, then goes into suffragette city-like chorus, ends up pretty rockish for a song about a folk star
-nate jones

Track Listing
1. Jingle   7. As Far As I Know
2. Now I Wonder   8. What About Mine?
3. My Dad 4 Lookin' Up in Heave   9. How Can You Like Him?
4. Anyway's All Right   10. Breathe Some New Life
5. $100 Groom   11. Gun Shy
6. 23 Years Ago   12. Folk Star