Various Artists / Dark Was The Night
Album:Dark Was The Night Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Mar 2009

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Add Date:2009-03-15 Pull Date:2009-05-17 
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Album Review
Reviewed 2009-04-13 
Mostly indie music benefit comp put together by the guys from the National. Some soul, hip hop, but mostly folk, rock, and pop. Some really great stuff on here.

My picks: Disc 1: 2, 4, 6, 7, 13 Disc 2: 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13


Disc 1

1. Dirty Projectors & David Byrne - Knotty Pine -- upbeat folky pop.
2. The Books (w/ Jose Gonzalez) - Cello Song -- Nick Drake cover. electronic & sample-y cover. pretty.
3. Feist & Ben Gibbard - Train Song -- slow, dark folk song with an old-time feel
4. Bon Iver - Bracket, W9 -- gorgeous falsetto-voiced folky song.
5. Grizzly Bear - Deep Blue Sea -- acoustic folky song.
6. The National - So Far Around the Bend -- orchestrated baritone-voiced indie rock.
7. Yeasayer - Tightrope -- rhythmic art pop
8. My Brightest Diamond - Feeling Good -- bluesy with jazz-inflected female vox
9. Kronos Quartet - Dark was the Night -- experimental classical?
10. Antony with Bryce Dessner - I Was Young When I Left Home -- gender-bending warble vocals over acoustic guitar.
11. Justin Vernon with Aaron Dessner - Big Red Machine -- falsetto vocals over agitated piano
12. The Decemberists - Sleepless --fairly bland acoustic guitar + vocals
13. Iron & Wine - Die -- short (1:07) southern-like folky
14. Grizzly Bear & Feist - Service Bell -- lilting, cavernous, dark folk
15. Sufjan Stevens - You Are the Blood -- hodgepodge of electronic, orchestral folk, experimental, classical

Disc 2:

1. Spoon - Well Alright -- upbeat indie rock
2. The Arcade Fire - Lenin -- orchestral, but straight-ahead indie rock
3. Beirut - Mimizan -- lilting eastern-european inflected folk
4. My Morning Jacket - El Carporal -- south west and classic rock inflected rock
5. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Inspiration Information -- 70s hearkening soul funk
6. Dave Sitek - With a Girl Like You -- synthy 80s pop feel.
7. Buck 65 - Blood Pt.2 -- synthy/ casiotone hip hop w/ samples from disc 1, # 15
8. The New Pornographer - Hey Snow White -- chanting beginning. upbeat pop
9. Yo La Tengo - Gentle Hours -- subdued, melancholy piano song
10. Stuart Murdoch - Another Saturday -- twee-y pop from Belle & Sebastian frontman
11. Riceboy Sleeps - Happiness -- beautiful ambient post-rock
12. Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues - Amazing Grace -- slow, soulful, bluesy version
13. Andrew Bird - The Giant of Illinois -- slow, looping violin. later guitar-based song
14. Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch - Lua -- countryish song.
15. Blonde Redhead & Devistations - When the Road Runs Out -- sparse + cabaret-ish female vocals.
16. Kevin Drew - Love vs Porn -- slow. guitar + coming-through-a-radio vocals

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Dirty Projectors And David ByrneKnotty Pine
2.Books, TheCello Song
3.Feist And Ben GibbardTrain Song
4.Bon IverBrackett, Wi
5.Grizzly BearDeep Blue Sea
6.National, TheSo Far Around The Bend
8.My Brightest DiamondFeeling Good
9.Kronos QuartetDark Was The Night
10.Dessner, Antony And Bryce DessnerI Was Young When I Left Home
11.Vernon, Justin And Aaron DessnerBig Red Machine
12.Decemberists, TheSleepless
13.Iron And WineStolen Houses (Die)
14.Grizzly Bear And FeistService Bell
15.Stevens, SufjanYou Are The Blood
17.Arcade FireLenin
19.My Morning JacketEl Caporal
20.Jones, Sharon & The Dap-KingsInspiration Information
21.Sitek, DaveWith A Girl Like You
22.Buck 65Blood Pt. 2
23.New Pornographers, TheHey, Snow White
24.Yo La TengoGentle Hour
25.Murdoch, StuartAnother Saturday
26.Riceboy SleepsHappiness
27.Power, Cat And Dirty Delta BluesAmazing Grace
28.Bird, AndrewThe Giant Of Illinois
29.Oberst, Connor And Gillian WelchLua
30.Blond Redhead And DevestationsWhen The Road Runs Out
31.Drew, KevinLove Vs Porn