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Auffenberg, Ryan / Marigolds
Album:Marigolds Collection:General
Artist:Auffenberg, Ryan Added:11/2008
Label:Evangeline Records 

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Add Date:2009-04-19 Pull Date:2009-06-21 
Week Ending:21 Jun7 Jun24 May10 May
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Album Review
Walter E. Gough
Reviewed 2009-04-03 
The sheen of the sharp production and fine musicianship can hide the darker edges on this singer-songwriters’ first full length. Thematically, the songs are about isolation, despair and broken dreams. Musically, twangy guitars, banjo and mandolin parts interweave with “function generators,” synths and B-3 organs. There are even a couple of cello tracks. Auffenberg is a central Missouri transplant living in the bay area and the disc is released on SF’s Evangeline Records.

For fans of: Wilco, Iron & Wine, Ryan Adams
FCC Clean

1. (4:23) Slow, sorrowful piano ballad with a touch of twang.
* 2. (4:23) Mid-tempo melodic track shows off his songwriting chops. Could’ve been a hit for the Eagles is they didn’t suck.
** 3. (3:25) Electronic touches, percussion and whispery vocals reminiscent of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Not your average road song.
4. (3:24) Twangy guitar and hooky chorus.
*5. (3:44) Rhythm-heavy intro and beat back up a strong vocal performance.
6. (3:15) Up-tempo number a little heavy on production.
7. (4:35) Piano-driven song with cello and big chorus.
8. (4:03) Acoustic guitar with a power-pop feel.
* 9. (4:58) Rich and beautiful melody. Simple keys plus voices.
10. (3:42) Blue-grass druggy SF ditty.

Track Listing
1.Marigolds 6.Curtain Call
2.Undercover 7.Waking Up Alone
3.Interstate 8.Half Forgotten Love
4.Deep Water 9.Dizzy Spells
5.Pictures (Of Someone Else) 10.Alright, Okay