Antony And The Johnsons / Crying Light, The
Album:Crying Light, The Collection:General
Artist:Antony And The Johnsons Added:Jan 2009
Label:Secretly Canadian 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-03-01 Pull Date:2009-05-03 
Week Ending:May 3Apr 26Apr 19Apr 5Mar 29Mar 22Mar 15Mar 8

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 12, 2014:Music Casserole
Kiss My Name
4.Apr 30, 2009:Nighty Night Signal to Noise
Another World
2.Sep 11, 2009:Cougar Hunting
Another World
5.Apr 23, 2009:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Kiss My Name
3.May 01, 2009:KZSU All Stars Present: The Ornithology Hour
One Dove
6.Apr 19, 2009:Tim Show v2
Another World

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-03-01 
Antony and the Johnsons, The Crying Light

Avant-garde pop. If you haven’t already heard Antony’s voice there is no way to describe it with mere words. Suffices to say, it is one of a kind: rich, quivering, and high-pitched (at times downright feminine). His music is bluesy, androgynous, and inimitable, and this album is a glorious chamber-pop work. Recommended to anyone with soul. No FCCs. Recommended tracks: 2, 5, 6

1. Contemplative piano ballad, vox very clear and rich, paired with swoony strings. [4:24]
2. Chorus-like doubled vocals, dramatic build up. [2:42]
3. Wistful ballad with very little instrumentation (just a bit of piano and brushwork). [5:34]
4. More upbeat, soulful and funky track. [2:48]
5. Antony’s voice sounds like an angel’s, paired with simple guitar instrumentation, strings. Very echo-y and surreal. Midtempo. [3:18]
6. Best track on the album. Absolutely beautiful, jarring ballad. Haunting piano melody and hypnotic vocals. [4:00]
7. Long, dramatic track with strings and a theatrical feel. [6:20]
8. Distorted, heavier song with layered ambient vocals. Bluesy. [4:35]
9. Another beautiful, pensive track. Very slow, with no instrumentation, just low, dreamy background vocals. This song is on repeat in heaven. [2:50]
10. Melancholy, spiritual track with lots of strings. [2:58]

Track Listing
1.Her Eyes Are Underneath The Ground 6.Another World
2.Epilepsy Is Dancing 7.Daylight And The Sun
3.One Dove 8.Aeon
4.Kiss My Name 9.Dust And Water
5.The Crying Light 10.Everglade