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Nixon [Import]

Lambchop Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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"At its heart, Nixon is an album fascinated by the world at its most fallible and ordinary." --Pitchfork, Best New Reissue

"one of the truly classic albums of the past several decades" —Popmatters

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  • Audio CD (8 Feb 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Merge
  • ASIN: B00003XA9R
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 259,314 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Old Gold Shoe
2. Grumpus
3. You Masculine You
4. Up With People
5. Nashville Parent
6. What Else Could It Be?
7. The Distance From Her To There
8. The Book I Haven't Read
9. The Petrified Florist
10. The Butcher Boy

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Experimental Genius. 3 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
Lambchop are one of those bands that cannot be pigeonholed easily. They take their influences from many genres of music, the result being an explosion of various sounds focused to expressing one emotion at a time. Nixon is the album where this is most evident.
Kurt Wagner is a master songwriter, and knows just how to play on the emotions of his listeners. Nixon takes us down many different, intervening paths. The opening track 'The Old Gold Shoe" is an easy-paced relaxing number. From there the songs varied. 'Up With People' is bright and uplifting, whereas 'The Butcher Boy' much darker and celebrates a fascination with all thing morbid. Each track, however, complements each other to produce an work of essential listening for all music fans, no matter where your taste in music lays.
Lambchop's latest album, Is a Woman, is a far more focus, finely tuned affair. But it lacks the sense of mystery that makes this a winner. If Nixon was the album the band made to find their sound, and Is a Woman the result of that search, then we can say the journey was more rewarding than the goal.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This album won the Uncut album of the year award a decade ago and has proven to be the best of a very high quality set of albums by Lambchop.It's a very polished cross betwen alt country, soul and gospel that has if anything improved with age. 10 stunning tracks.

Probably the most thrilling thing about this deluxe version is the full length concert from the Royal Festival Hall, London on DVD which covers the material from the 'Nixon' era, with not only some great songs from their back catalogue, but also a couple of classic tracks 'New Cobweb Summer' and 'My Blue Wave'from the follow up 'Is A Woman' album.

This is a truly great deluxe version with both the classic original album and the excellent live concert performance on DVD, making it a 'must have' reissue both for existing fans, and for anyone who has yet to experienced the sublime Lambchop masterpiece. Highly recommended and one of the top reissues from 2010, in my opinion.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the finest album of the year 19 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The evolution of Lambchop from the wistful alt.country of the magnificent How I Quit Smoking album to the majestic soul of Nixon has been a joy to witness. Nixon furthers the Curtis Mayfield influences guiding Kurt Wagner's collective on What another Man Spills, offering lavish, rounded songs that make Nixon Lambchop's best album to date. Up with People is the ultimate party anthem (!), whilst The Book I Haven't Read and The Distance From Her To There are quite exquisite in their delicacy. Better than the last two years best alternative efforts by Mercury Rev, Eels, Wheat and the Flaming Lips, this is an absolute masterpiece.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing 24 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am a moderate music fan, not really given to hyperbole when it comes to the appreciation of music, but this album is simply one of the most beautiful things I have heard to date. Ever. Being appreciative of country music, and also of soul music, the combination of these sensibilities creates a hybrid sound that is so quietly powerful it is almost too much to bear. That is not to say that this is simply a country-soul record, as that is an all too simple classification. No, if anything, people are going to have to come up with a new name for this, because I for one have not really heard anything like it before. I urge anybody reading this to buy this album. You simply do not realise what you are missing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classic (9/10) 15 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
Nixon was the record that got me into alt-country, even if it was the Lambchop album that saw the band off on a tangent too far for some fans of the scene. A highly unlikely marriage of Curtis Mayfield-type soul and pedal-steel country twang, it is an album of authentic and timeless ambience that had lost none of its singularity. Probably because Nixon's sound is so odd - dark, lush and jazzy orchestrations, with Kurt Wagner's deadpan murmer interrupted by cracked, oddball falsettos - it has not been diluted by imitators. It remains a swirling, breezy oddity, best taken in its atmospheric whole than as a sum of individual parts. Somehow both bleak and romantic at the same time, the soulful aspect of this record completely liberates Wagner's downcast, despondent tales of working-class life, transforming them into something otherwordly and dreamlike. A timeless classic then, for fans of Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Calexico or even Richard Hawley.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm the first? 14 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
What? No-one's reviewed this? Surprising. I thought Kurt Wagner had a global audience of die-hard obsessives, relentlessly spreading the word about him. May I say that I had heard plenty about Lambchop before I bought Nixon, but had never heard Wagner's music. I was expecting to hear some sort of alt-country lo-fi type melancholia. While there are elements of these genres, my ignorance of their sound was in fact a great advantage, as coming to their music afresh, I was surprised but delighted to find out that what we have here is actually one of the greatest soul albums I've ever heard. I'm serious. Tracks like 'Up with People', 'You romantic you' and 'Grumpus', sound like Curtis Mayfield crossed with Marvin Gaye (although Wagner does NOT sound like these singers)crossed with Gang of Four. I have been listening to this album over and over again. It is absolutely fascinatingly constructed, with a bewildering array of layers to it that give you something new every time you play it. Even though the album is lushly recorded and layered, there is still a quite beautiful simplicity to it, like you get with tremendously complex symphonies coming together to create a unitary passage, where everything is subsumed into the force of the whole. This album's a bit like that and although I cannot comment on the other work of Lambchop (which, according to various people has been a bit hit-and-miss), this is without a doubt, the best thing I have heard all year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by russ how
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good edition
Excellent album by Kurt Wagner and his band (not as good as Is A Woman or Mister M. but close). The second disc is a DVD (zone free) of a nice concert. Never get tired of Lambchop.
Published 13 months ago by R. David
5.0 out of 5 stars A class act
I brought this album when it first came out, can't quite remember maybe 98 it was well received then and time hasn't taken anything from it, beautifully produced anything from... Read more
Published on 31 May 2011 by D. S. Sample
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull!
I guess I am out of step here, but I am completely baffled by all the rave reviews.

Turgid wispy meaningless dross. Zero punch. Read more
Published on 14 Jan 2011 by Sigrid
5.0 out of 5 stars 'painfull southern bliss'
The music of Lambchop from Nashville Tennessee provides an unique and appropriate atmosphere not only to the vocal lines of Kurt Wagner its main creative force, but to all of us... Read more
Published on 7 Dec 2009 by Deven Gadula
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect is good enough for me.
This album is so nearly perfect. Tracks one to eight are a joy and flow into each other in a beautiful and soulful manner. Read more
Published on 11 April 2007 by G. Irwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb - Utterly Superb
As a long-time Tom Waits fan, and newcomer to Lambchop, this album stunned me. It's gorgeous. Atmospheric, gentle, mysterious songwriting. A gem.
Published on 8 Jan 2003 by Freedom Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Experimental Genius
Lambchop are one of those bands that cannot be pigeonholed easily. They take their influences from many genres of music, the result being an explosion of various sounds focused to... Read more
Published on 9 Dec 2002 by Damien Foley
5.0 out of 5 stars Fusion of the disparate
There are many reasons to buy this album, many of which have been ably mentioned above. For me it is that bizarrely beautiful alchemy of country and soul - a hybrid jewelled... Read more
Published on 8 Oct 2001 by Edward Barry
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