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Calvin Johnson / Before The Dream Faded...
Album:Before The Dream Faded... Collection:General
Artist:Calvin Johnson Added:01/2006
Label:K Records 

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Add Date:2006-02-19 Pull Date:2006-04-23 
Week Ending:23 Apr16 Apr9 Apr2 Apr26 Mar19 Mar12 Mar5 Mar
Airplays:11113211

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Album Review
Wicked Child
Reviewed 2006-02-17 
Dark, baritone indie rock. Former lead singer of Beat Happening keeps his signature baritone with this collection of dark songs. The lyrics are pretty funny, and there's minimal instrumentation around them, so they are easy to decipher. Sounds a lot like the Magnetic Fields, both the deep vocals and strange & varied instrumentation. These songs are all pretty weird, and most people will not find them appealing on first listen. FCC Clean. Picks: 2,6,9.

-Wicked Child

1. Ludicrously bassy vocals, chime-y accompaniment. Female vocals compliment this really well ~2:20.
**2. Rockabilly with atonal vocals, bass-heavy. "Rabbit Blood" is a funny chorus.
3. Lo-fi vocals, clinking metal (chain gang) accompaniment throughout. No other instruments until 1min in. Plodding, bluesy.
4. Deep metallic guitars, borderline vegas lounge vocal delivery. Occasional guitar freak outs.
5. Soulful vocals, mainly snaps for accompaniment, some congo drums. Last minute is instrumental (deep sax?)
**6. Funny strutting song, lots of drums, full band in last 2 minutes. Very Magnetic Fields.
7. Jazzy horn intro & throughout, heavily echoed vocals. CJ meets New Orleans Jazz.
8. Breezy acoustic guitar, most melodic vocals here. A love song.
**9. Upbeat poppy guitar riff against heavy bass, opening verse is funny. 5 seconds of silence @ end.
10. Vocals are low the mix, follows the lone picked resonating guitar. Weakest track.

Track Listing
1.When Hearts Turn Blue 6.I'm Down
2.Rabbit Blood 7.The Leaves Of Tea
3.Red Wing Black 8.Your Eyes
4.Obliteration Overload 9.Deliverance
5.I Am Without 10.When You Are Mine