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Gothic Archies, The / Tragic Treasury, The
Album:Tragic Treasury, The Collection:General
Artist:Gothic Archies, The Added:02/2007
Label:Nonesuch Records 

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Add Date:2007-04-08 Pull Date:2007-06-10 
Week Ending:20 May29 Apr22 Apr15 Apr

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Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2007-04-04 
Simple droll songs about bad guys, villainous situations, and unpleasant places. Played with a variety of well-synthesized accordions, glockenspiels, etc, and sometimes pure electric. Sung in his depressed baritone. Stephan Merritt is friends with Lemony Snicket, the author of The Series of Unfortunate Events children’s books. Lemony wrote the long liner notes for 69 Love Songs and Merritt returned the favor, so to speak, by producing music (with the author himself) for his audiobooks. Many of those tracks appear here.

1. Oh, with unveiled contempt, it’s the bad Count Olaf.
++2.catchy like old Magnetic Fields
++3.Good buzzy synths here
+4.Dramatic, minor key, a little like the beatles
5.produced to sound like an old recording (except for end) sparse
6.Happy-sounding ballad
7.flanged guitar, almost “unplugged”. Cliché
+8. Gentle but on edge. I keep expecting it to change: it doesn’t
++9.I’m a sucker for banjo, even fake banjo. Boppy, bouncy
+10.interesting sounds, good impression of hoplelessness
11.nearly a-capella (distant toy piano) weird yet lullabye-like
12.slow cabaret
++13.ditzy waltz of hate
+14.Full sound, faster than most of this CD
15.funny paen to commercialism,(has Cthulu reference at end)

Track Listing
1.Scream And Run Away (From The Bad Beginning) 8.Smile! No One Cares How You Feel (From The Hostile Hospital)
2.In The Reptile Room (From The Reptile Room) 9.Freakshow (From The Carnivorous Carnival)
3.The World Is A Very Scary Place (From The Wide Window) 10.How Do You Slow This Thing Down? (From The Slippery Slope)
4.Dreary, Dreary (From The Miserable Mill) 11.A Million Mushrooms (From The Grim Grotto)
5.When You Play The Violin (From The Austere Academy) 12.Things Are Not What They Appear (From The Penultimate Peril)
6.This Abyss (From The Ersatz Elevator) 13.Shipwrecked (From The End)
7.Crows (From The Vile Village) 14.Walking My Gargoyle (Original Song From The Carnivorous Carnival)
 15.We Are The Gothic Archies