Purple Mountains (studio album) by Purple Mountains
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1 of the Best 2019 albums. Very original with c&w and pop sensibilities. Peaceful and kinda beautiful.
Very conservative music with a dark twist.
Beautiful record due to its combination of extreme honesty and gorgeous vocal arrangements.
Jarvis Tavernier is insightful guy and did a great job on this one.
Love some of the tracks from this album.
Fantastic songwriting, good instrumentation and not-so-great vocals. The despair of this album is easily felt when you listen to the lyrics but I wish the vocals were close in quality to them. They just aren't very good. The actual words, though, I can't say enough about. Even without taking the writer's suicide into account, you can understand that this is a deeply troubled individual singing. I'm impressed with his ability to be so upfront about all the things going on in his mind and his ability to clearly and concisely convey those feelings. You can tell that Berman knew himself which I think is uncommon. "That's Just the Way That I Feel" is the most well-written song on the album, in my opinion.
David Berman's ultimate existentialist excersise. Deep mostly sad lyrics with delightful indie melodies. A memorable goodbye record, it's growing on me more and more.
I mean considering that Silver Jews were the first, you could maybe call Modest Mouse the David Berman of 2019, certainly not the other way round. But I personally don't see the connection. Maybe in the 90s, but that's debatable too.
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Wow, so sobering to listen to this knowing the outcome of the artist just weeks after the release.
All my happiness is gone! :D
The vocal is a little bit hypnotic. Overall a very listenable record. Really laid back.
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