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Bad Books / Bad Books
Album:Bad Books Collection:General
Artist:Bad Books Added:10/2010
Label:Razor & Tie Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-03-31 Pull Date:2012-06-02 
Week Ending:27 May13 May6 May29 Apr22 Apr15 Apr8 Apr

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 02, 2022:The Songsmith Show (rebroadcast from May 11, 2012)
Holding Down The Laughter
4.Aug 30, 2018:regular school / summer skool
You Wouldn't Have To Ask
2.Jul 06, 2021:The Songsmith Show (rebroadcast from May 11, 2012)
Holding Down The Laughter
5.Apr 30, 2018:regular school
You Wouldn't Have To Ask
3.Oct 22, 2018:regular school
You Wouldn't Have To Ask
6.May 24, 2012:The Fall of Math
You're A Mirror I Cannot Avoid

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-03-28 
Self-titled debut (in 2010, no less) of the folk collaboration between Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra. If you know those two artists, you'll know what to expect here: some combination of folk and indie elements bound by exceptional songwriting. There's nothing surprising or out-of-place here, just solid straightforward tunes. RIYL: Kevin Devine or Manchester Orchestra (obviously), Bon Iver, Conor Oberst. FCC WARNING: 3, 7


01. [3:03] ** How This All Ends -- Churning waltz, play this!
02. [3:37] ** The Easy Mark & The Old Maid -- Typical Kevin Devine lyrics with lush backup vocals
03. [3:50] [FCC] Baby Shoes -- Bass-driven track supported by heavy drums and punctuated with tortured guitar sound.
04. [3:53] You're A Mirror I Cannot Avoid -- Haunting
05. [4:04] ** Holding Down the Laughter -- Faster track with full band
06. [1:52] You Wouldn't Have To Ask -- Short, upbeat song featuring both Hall and Devine. Wish it were longer!
07. [4:50] [FCC] I Begged You Everything -- Beautiful reflective ballad, shame it's an FCC violation. Listen to it in the privacy of your own home.
08. [3:02] Please Move -- Great dynamic range, full band track
09. [3:23] Mesa, TX -- Western-tinged tune
10. [4:00] ** Texas -- Slow and bone-dry solo performance

Track Listing
1.How This All Ends 6.You Wouldn't Have To Ask
2.The Easy Mark & The Old Maid 7.I Begged You Everything
3.Baby Shoes 8.Please Move
4.You're A Mirror I Cannot Avoid 9.Mesa, Az
5.Holding Down The Laughter 10.Texas