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Gypsum Strings CD

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Oakley Hall's I'll Follow You, their fourth full length and first for
Merge Records, is the crowning achievement in a headspinning eighteen
months that saw the band release two LPs, Second Guessing and Gypsum
Strings - both mainstays on many critic's best of 2006 lists - and emerge
from the Brooklyn underground on several national tours with the likes of
M. Ward, The ... Read more in Amazon's Oakley Hall Store

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  • Audio CD (5 Jun 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • ASIN: B000F5GKS6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 316,170 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Confidence Man (Album Version)
2. Having Fun Again (Album Version)
3. Lazy Susan (Album Version)
4. Living in Sin in the USA (Album Version)
5. House Carpenter (Album Version)
6. Bury Your Burden (Album Version)
7. If I Was In El Dorado (Album Version)
8. "Nite Lights, Dark Days (Album Version)"
9. Spanish Fandango (Album Version)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Micmat on 9 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
I picked up this album a few days ago after hearing good things about them and i wasn't disappointed. A mix of country, psychadelia, krautrock, blues, folk, everything is thrown into the mix to make what may sound like a mess but is really rather good.
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The first reviewer has got the measure of this CD about right - it's a really unusual blend of different musical styles (I'd have added folk rock and drone-style Blues to the list but what the heck) - that works very well indeed. Songs like Lazy Susan represent the heavier side of Oakley Hall (at times this song could be the Velvet Underground if it wasn't for the odd Byrds-style guitar lick). Over against this is their great "hell fire" version of the traditional folk song House Carpenter which sounds a bit like a really heavy version of Fairport Convention's classic late Sixties folk rock, or the off-kilter Alt Country of Bury Your Burden with its bongos (?!) and banjo-style guitar that throw you right off guard after the heavier stuff and before the extended (seven and a half minutes) full-on psychedelic rock guitar and fiddle shimmers of If I Was In El Dorado with its harmony singing and anthem chorus.

However, what the previous reviewer doesn't identify are the fact that there are some great lyrics on some of these songs - Living In Sin In The USA and Nite Lights, Dark Days for example. It's all too rare to get funny, thoughtful lyrics that play with the expectations of Country music and then take off somewhere quite different (a lover like a pony on coke indeed!) with strong singing and great music so I'll go for the full five stars rather than just the four.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
great variety; throwback to southern rock - with an indie twist 14 May 2007
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Format: Audio CD
I saw Oakley Hall open for bright eyes in milwaukee, and they were electrifying and their energy and variety transfer extremely well to recorded media. In the words of a slightly buzzed Conor Oberst: "how bout oakley f'n hall!!"
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