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Vile, Kurt / Childish Prodigy
Album:Childish Prodigy Collection:General
Artist:Vile, Kurt Added:10/2009
Label:Matador Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-11-08 Pull Date:2010-01-10 
Week Ending:10 Jan27 Dec20 Dec13 Dec6 Dec29 Nov15 Nov
Airplays:2111413

 Recent Airplay
1.May 07, 2013:Home Free
Hunchback
4.Aug 16, 2011:meow
He's Alright
2.Nov 30, 2012:Daydream Disaster
Overnite Religion
5.Feb 10, 2011:Daydream Disaster
Hunchback
3.May 23, 2012:Seize the Sounds
Overnite Religion
6.Nov 16, 2010:Daydream Disaster
Heart Attack

Album Review
trainee Ryan Kailath
Reviewed 2009-11-14 
Very noisy, lo-fi, often drone-based country/blues-tinged pop songs. Tons of reverb, delay, feedback and tape hiss over chugging blues riffs or folk fingerpicking. KV's Matador debut is the most accessible of his many recordings to date, and for my money the best. Different songs have very different vibes, so check out a few. RIYD: Girls, Wavves, Ariel Pink, Times New Viking.

01.** Pounding noisy blues
02. Noisy dreamscape w/ reverb fingerpicking over the top. Similar vibe to 5 and 7 but not as catchy.
03. Seems like every KV album has a track with this head-bob rhythm guitar (see: "Deep Sea," "My Best Friends"). It works
04.*** 7 mins long. Steam train drumbeat behind gobs of noise, Springsteen yelps and whistles. FCC: "shit" but you can barely make it out.
05.*** Mellower, hypnotic fingerpicking lick w/ decent amount of noise/hiss and muddy vocals.
06. Keyboards, more standard pop structure/chord changes than the rest.
07. ** Similar vibe to 5: slow steady fingerpicking. Less noise/hiss, more delay and reverb, clearer vocals.
08. Quieter tone w/ a shuffle beat.
09. Slow, pounding beat with reverb harmonica. Heavy, distorted Julian Casablancas-style vocals in the back of the mix.
10. Mid-tempo, cleaner ballad. Clear vocals.
11.** 3-min instrumental of the beat from track 4.

Track Listing
1.Hunchback 6.Monkey
2.Dead Alive 7.Heart Attack
3.Overnite Religion 8.Amplifier
4.Freak Train 9.Inside Lookin' Out
5.Blackberry Song 10.He's Alright
 11.Goodbye, Freaks