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Paper the Walls [Import]

Loch Lomond Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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  • Audio CD (9 Oct 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hush
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,913 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Carl Sagan 5:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. A Field Report 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Northern, Knees, Trees, and Lights 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Witchy 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. A Warning (All Your Friends Are Smiling)0:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Scabs On This Year 5:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Stripe II 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Song in 3/4 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. All Your Friends Are Smiling 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Strangely strange but oddly normal 30 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Although this band is very hard to categorize, this really shouldn't put you off what is an excellent CD. Their music has been described as "chamber folk", which might be one good way of putting it - there are certainly strings (viola, violin and cello) in evidence along side the more usual guitars, piano, etc. But for me this is less striking than the choral feel to the singing on many tracks, with lines repeated and interwoven. There is some similarity with Laura Veirs here and also with Laura Gibson's Beasts of Seasons - which may be the result of the Adam Selzer / Portland, OR link - so we're not talking about the fay/pretty end of "nu-folk" but something a bit darker, richer, more slow-burning and autumnal.

If you're the kind of person who worries about lyrics some of these are, to say the least, a bit strange - on Carl Sagan someone's riding backwards down the street, on A Field Report the singer is telling God that he's wasted his time, while in Song in 3/4 a woman moves ten tons of bricks from one side of her room/life to the other. This could suggest a rather gloomy feel, but there's more than that here. There's that odd sense you get with very old folk songs of a great tune carrying lyrics that have a kind of logic to them that you can't quite catch and, that, if you could, actually deal with normal stuff like relationships and fear of illness. That sense, along with some fine singing and playing, got right under my skin after a few plays. The stronger tracks for me are Field Report, Witchy, Stripe II, and the haunting final track All Your Friends Are Smiling. Well worth a listen and a CD that should really grow on you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible 6 May 2009
By Sarah Williams - Published on
I first heard (of) Loch Lomond at a Decemberists concert, for which they were opening. They absolutely blew me away. They have an amazing group dynamic: every one of them is uniquely charming, but they manage to be very cohesive, weaving melodies around each others' instruments. (Also, I got a bit of a crush on the xylophonist.)

After the concert, these guys were out back, selling Paper the Walls. Man, that was so cool, buying a CD directly from the band. It'll be a great story to tell once they're enormously famous.

This CD is superb. I don't even know how to describe it...ethereal, I suppose. At times it's delicate, and at times very heavy. Very folky overall. A bit like Iron & Wine, only vaster and more subtle, if that makes any sense. They all work so well together. It's fine music.

I want to say that Carl Sagan and A Field Report are the best songs, but really I don't know if that's true. I rarely get past them whenever I listen--because of going back to play them again, that is.

Basically: I lose CDs all the time. I've lost this one twice, and I've bought it again both times. That's how good it is. I really want to have it, and I really want these guys to make money. Go get it! You won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All Good 19 Sep 2011
By j a buckenmyer - Published on
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This product was exactly as advertised. i recommend wholly. A++++. It is all good for me. (more words to appease, though nothing more to say).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!! 13 July 2010
By pt - Published on
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The first time I heard the 3rd song from this CD was in a yoga class. I was singing with it by the end of the song. What a great sounding group. You have to hear them!!!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars A good listen 10 Dec 2012
By T. Murphy - Published on
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I found this band thanks to Pandora and I love how dark and melodic the music is. The band is full of talent and if you like Decemberists, you will probably enjoy.
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