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Soft Black / Earth Is Black... And Other Apocalyptic Lullabies For Children, The
Album:Earth Is Black... And Other Apocalyptic Lullabies For Children, The Collection:General
Artist:Soft Black Added:07/2009
Label:Plays With Dolls 

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Add Date:2009-10-04 Pull Date:2009-12-06 
Week Ending:6 Dec22 Nov15 Nov8 Nov1 Nov25 Oct18 Oct11 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 13, 2013:Hanna Bama Anastasia
The Earth Is Black
4.May 23, 2010:Uncross My Arms, or, The Unbirthday Tape
Did You Put A Spell On Me?
2.Oct 25, 2012:New Noise
I Am An Animal
5.Dec 04, 2009:The DJ Never Has It
The Flesh Of The Sky
3.Jun 27, 2010:It's The Lottery: Did You Get Stoned?
I Am An Animal
6.Nov 20, 2009:(Hey Neil I Think) There's Something On The Ceiling
I Am An Animal

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2009-09-30 
Dark, kind of quirky pop rock. Alt-country, psych, folk, punk, and garage rock also get factored in. The vocals are dynamic- imagine Morrissey, Randy Newman, Jeff Mangum, and the guy from Against Me! in a punky blender. Vincent Cacchione wrote this record based off of his specific dreams and nightmares. There is a wide range of styles, so it is interesting, but some of the songs are not that great. It is definitely a genuine record and there is almost an element of lo-fi grit in here, which is likeable. FCCs on 5, 6, 8.

1. Jangly electric guitar, pop rock, repetitive vocals, some slide-guitar imitation, energetic. Somewhere in between The Strokes and … I don’t know – The Klaxons or some shit? (2:54)
2. Weird western/surfy feel to this one, tremelo distorted guitars. (2:46)
*3. This track is good. Pathos-infused garage rock anthem with straightforward rock instrumentation. Great minimalist bass line and drums. Think Against Me! (3:05)
4. Slower alt-country track, does not really go anywhere, just bobs along. Pleasant enough, xylophones, barroom piano. (3:13)
*5. Slower ballad, slide guitar, atmospheric, great vocal performance. Shame about two FCCs. (4:18)
6. A little Neil Young, kind of sloppy, more rockin’, more alt-country pedal steel. One FCC. (1:57)
7. Dreamy backing vocals, a little slower, glock in there, mellow, modest. (3:30)
8. Folk blues pop, huge FCC(3:04)
*9. Upbeat, delayed guitars, huge riffs, catchy alt-country rock; another strong vocal performance (kind of punky). Guitars sound great on this one. (3:53)
10. Slower, humming strings, about nightmares, predictable build to wailing, guitars, production is bad on this track. Fades out about 20 seconds early. (5:23)

Track Listing
1.The Earth Is Black 6.The Lions
2.The Flesh Of The Sky 7.Time Gets Away And Has Its Way With You
3.I Am An Animal 8.Kissing The Dirt
4.Ashtray Christ 9.Did You Put A Spell On Me?
5.Mouth Is Drippin' 10.Night Terrors