Rehearsing My Choir (studio album) by The Fiery Furnaces

Rehearsing My Choir by The Fiery Furnaces
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-10-24
Overall rank: 37,871st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of the 2000s (8,134th)
Award Best albums of all time (37,871st)
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Rehearsing My Choir is ranked 5th best out of 9 albums by The Fiery Furnaces on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Fiery Furnaces is Blueberry Boat which is ranked number 3534 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 410.

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Oh how I wanted to hate this record. First off, the whole premise of the record was super weird. Brother and sister have their dying grandma sing songs with them for one last good musical memory. Whether or not I was going to like this record, I didn't care, I bought it anyways because I thought it was an interesting concept. Plus I like the fiery furnaces, I don't love them, but I do like them.
The grandmother sounds like a Speak & Spell, and her singing is quirky, if you can even call it singing. I can see how it grates on people's ears. I actually really like it, it's a lot of interesting storytelling, and I think most of it is autobiographical, but just because a person sings apart, doesn't necessarily mean that happened to them, they may be singing from the other person's perspective. Anyways, it's a record that you have to listen to from front to back, and a couple times to really figure out if you like it or not, just because it's so eccentric and weird. Everybody seem to hate this record, but I thought it was pretty good. If you can go in it with an open mind, and take out the good parts about it, you will enjoy this record.
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