Johnston, Daniel / Welcome To My World
Album:Welcome To My World Collection:General
Artist:Johnston, Daniel Added:Aug 2006
Label:Eternal Yip Eye Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-10-01 Pull Date:2006-12-03 
Week Ending:Nov 26Nov 19Nov 12Nov 5Oct 29Oct 22Oct 15Oct 8

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 16, 2023:Stop Making Sense
Some Things Last A Long Time
4.Oct 19, 2021:Virtually Happy
Man Obsessed
2.Nov 10, 2022:down in the basement
Casper The Friendly Ghost
5.Dec 07, 2017:National Treasure
True Love Will Find You In The End
3.Nov 02, 2021:Virtually Happy-Buggy
Man Obsessed (Be A Pest)
6.Jan 25, 2017:The Library
Some Things Last A Long Time

Album Review
Scott Coomes
Reviewed 2007-03-07 
Daniel Johnston: Welcome to My World;
Innocent pop-folk (anti-folk?); reminiscent of 60s pop (Beatles, Beach Boys). Lo-fi. Surreal lyrics and vocals. Lots of piano, grainy organ…greatest emphasis on vocals. Beauty lies in honesty of the music, rather than technique or arrangements. Very straight forward on surface…but a depth shines through in the quirkiness. Sometimes quite derivative, but still sounds fresh. Is the naiveté authentic or contrived? Mmmm….
No FCCs. Play tracks 1, 4, 7, 16, 19, 21
1) 4:51 - Slow, beautiful singing to piano. Lo-fi. Very desperate pathos.
2) 2:58 – starts with sample. Faster beat. Accordion/organ? Odd percussion.
3) 4:52 – moderately paced piano chords. HEAVY vocal reverb. distorted samples.
4) 3:34 – starts with samples of children’s toy. Staccato synth strings. Sweet.
5) 1:29 – repetitive piano chords. Simple emotional lyrics.
6) 1:18 – beatlesque rock + roll. Stomping piano chords.
7) 3:18 – accordion/organ. aphorismic pseudo-religious lyrics. Picks up at 2:30.
8) 1:50 – simple piano pounding. Bittersweet vocals.
9) 2:04 - very Beatlesque. Piano. Plaintive.
10) 4:02 – upbeat rock and roll. Very grainy. Organ.
11) 3:25 - pretty piano chords. Cool, sing-a-long vocals.
12) 3:21 – simple organ stomp. Ends with quirky, but endearing, howling.
13) 1:47 – neil young vocals. Guitar strumming.
14) 3:20 – starts with odd spoken word piece. Folksy nursery rhyme. FCC at 1:46?
15) 2:18 – paranoid bluesy guitar. Desperate crooning.
16) 2:42 – bluesy, jangling guitar. Doo-wop sing-speak. female vocals. 1:38 picks up
17) 1:34 – references to “Imagine”. Sad, bittersweet fan vocals. Quiet, quick piano.
18) 1:04 – a cappella, with heavy reverb. Sweet, yet alienated.
19) 2:31 – ballad. folksy strumming guitar, happy piano.
20) 5:11 - Starts with a sample. Distorted minor key piano. Lots of self-pity.
21) 0:53 – grunge!? Raspy vocals, electric guitar. Awesome quick track.

Track Listing
1.Peek A Boo 11.Living Life
2.Casper The Friendly Ghost 12.Speeding Motorcycle
3.Some Things Last A Long Time 13.True Love Will Find You In The End
4.Walking The Cow 14.Never Relaxed
5.I'm Nervous 15.Sorry Entertainer
6.Man Obsessed 16.Ain't No Woman Gonna Make A George Jones Outta Me
7.Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Grievances 17.Lennon Song
8.Never Before Never Again 18.Devil Town
9.The Sun Shines Down On Me 19.Laurie
10.Chord Organ Blues 20.Story Of An Artist
 21.Funeral Home