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Frank Black

1 Jan. 1999 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1999
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 1999
  • Label: 4AD
  • Copyright: 1993 4AD Ltd
  • Total Length: 46:22
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001MY73HQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,745 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter McInnes on 20 April 2004
Format: Audio CD
What a blast of an album! Many of the tracks jump out and grab you to theextent you find yourself unexpectedly singing a long whilst jumping aboutlike a loon. 'I heard Ramona Sing' and the slinky beat of 'ten percenter'do it for me, but this by no means exhausts the fun to be had on thisalbum. The tunes come as thick and fast as the chord & time signiturechanges do. There is a real feeling of getting a whole bunch of new ideasdown and this just might be the weakness in the album as by Frank's nextalbum 'Teenager of the Year' there is more simplicity in the songs addingto the fun and energy. Overall though if you've got 'teenager' you mostcertainly should have this one and if you like to rock, then Frank (andthis album) is for you.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Philoctetes TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Oct. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Make no mistake. The only possible reaction to this record is, "Why haven't I heard this before? Why isn't it better known?"; then you press play and listen right thru to the end, again.
It's hard to believe some Pixies fans might not have sailed with Frank when he unveiled this masterpiece in 1993, but for any who are new to either Frank or the Pixies, this is vital to your musical education. Pure joy from first to last. It's as if everything was leading up to it; an album that has mainsteam accessibility but with the most uniquely idiosyncratic lyrics imaginable.
Don't wait another moment. A neglected gem is before you. Buy it and spread the word.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By johnny outlook on 2 Aug. 2012
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Wow!! Took about six concentrated listens for the six or seven outstanding tracks to emerge like haunting polaroid images. If you've bought this and are an impatient listener - please take your time. This is just behind the two great Pixie's albums Doolitle and Bossa Nova. Masked, but not ruined, by much grungy guitar - the melodies and lyrics gradually reveal a serious grown-up pop sensibility that is an absolute joy - that bubble in the chest. I'm a harsh critic, my softer alt ego would give this five stars. The anti hero imagery and boring cover nearly put me off - ha ha. This guy is no faker/pretender/interloper/copiest, but really has a song writing gift.

No wonder Bowie rated Pixies so high - and there are flickers of the real 70s Bowie in this somewhere, without any Jobriath type aping. There are subtle moments of ethereal lift that the Pixies scattered throughout their best work. Hell, i don't even like what some earth people call Grunge - but this aint that. A 2nd cousin in a more developed country perhaps.

There are a generous amount of tracks (15)and this works against the album, diluting it somewhat. I believe that the age of the b-side passed a long time ago. We don't need no more b-sides dude - as if there wasn't enough music. I'm not complaining, i just think it hides the wonderfulness of the album behind quirky inoffensive musical exercise. Why do that, when 12 tracks would carry the project to the premier league? (Ok, release a b-side album for the fanatics if you like) - reduce the squad - you don't need the support team - mix the the metaphors and take away the scaffolding. More than well done Frank - i'll check out Teenager of the year next.

This terrific album makes me wonder why we give platforms to all the young indie bands with nothing to say.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ally Oop on 6 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I discovered this album when my daughter went to college and was packing up her CDs into a box.
Quickly played it and was grabbed straight away by the energy and unusual riffs. Kept it for myself, downloaded it on iTunes and have been playing it ever since.
Am now hooked on Franks music and cannot get enough of it.
This is seriously good American Rock with great lyrics and deserves to be aired a lot more often.
Buy it and you will be rewarded with music by a great American artist.
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Format: Audio CD
If you liked the Pixies, and in particular, Trompe Le Monde, you will like this album. Its on a similar level to Teenager of the Year, but maybe slightly less adventurous; theres no reggae on this CD! Listening to the album you get the impression that this is Frank making his escape from the Pixies, and its not necessarily a bad thing. The mix of guitars and keyboards (Eric Drew Feldman) is a great combination. Theres so many great tunes to choose from here, 15 in total. Stand-out tracks are 'Los Angeles', 'Old Black Dawning', 'Ten Percenter'....the messed up timing at the end of 'Parry the Wind High, Low' is just absolute genius. Every track is great, and they'll all grow on you. Even the complete madness of 'Brackish Boy' shows that Frank still knows how to tell a good story in his own special way. Personally i prefer the Frank Black albums which featured the keyboards (eg 'Frank Black' and 'Teenager of the Year') rather than the newer stuff that he's done with the Catholics (eg 'Pistolero')but they still have their merits. The most recent album 'Dog in the Sand' is a tremendous return to form though; the simple addition of a keyboard/piano really does make all the difference. If you like 'Dog in the Sand' then for gods sake buy this album you'll love it.
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