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Plague Songs

Various Artists Audio CD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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  • Audio CD (2 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4AD
  • ASIN: B000ICLGNK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,854 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. BloodKleshnikoff 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Relate The TaleKing Creosote 4:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Meaning Of LiceStephin Merritt 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. FliesBrian Eno 5:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Fifth PlagueLaurie Anderson 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. BoilsCody Chestnutt 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. HailstonesThe Tiger Lillies 5:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Glittering Clouds (Locusts)Imogen Heap 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. DarknessScott Walker 3:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. KatonahRufus Wainwright 4:150.99  Buy MP3 


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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Half Good 25 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album for the Scott Walker track, and it does not disappoint, except perhaps in its brevity. It's somewhere between opera and a slave spiritual. Arguably it's more accessible than anything on the recent Drift album, but it burrows into the mind all the same. The other tracks on this themed album are a ragbag. The ones worth keeping are those by King Creosote, Brian Eno, Cody ChesnuTT and Laurie Anderson. It's a strange collection of artists, and clearly far from ideal. The idea was to bring 'important' music artists together on this project, but in my own mind, only a few would qualify. Imogen Heap? All she offers is a piece of poppy fluff which feels completely inconsequential and out of place. Compare that to the solemnity of Laurie Anderson's meditation on animals' deaths. Stephen Merritt's offering is the kind of thing he could write in his sleep, and is ephemeral, but at least has some neat wordplay. But he could have made more of an effort, really. These kind of projects are virtually never satisfying, and that's certainly true with this one. The album ends with a Rufus Wainwright dirge (even if it's personal to him, it's not to me, it just makes me want to kill myself). I turned it off halfway through. I suppose there's half a good album here. Although it perhaps would have been preferrable to make a double album, with two different artists tackling each of the plagues. Then the listener could have put together his own selection of ten tracks. But after all, I only got it for the Scott track, right?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, so-so execution 1 Dec 2007
By Ethan Straffin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This one's taken some hard knocks, which are not entirely undeserved. It's an uneven release.

Interesting how Imogen Heap's contribution seems to polarize people. I'll just say that I adore it, and would recommend risking $0.99 on it any day of the week, month, year, or decade. It's just that brilliant.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A dreadful mess featuring two gems 3 Dec 2006
By J. Grigg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As if the concept of this project weren't strange enough, the bulk of the artists approach their contributions subjects too literally making this a quite painful listening experience. Particularly guilty are the tracks by Klashnekoff, Scott Walker, Stephen Merritt, & Cody ChesnuTT. What makes this CD so frustrating is that it contains two tracks that are brilliant creative gems by Imogen Heap & Rufus Wainwright. These contributions shine as among those artists best works and are the only reason to give this disc a listen or purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing 27 Dec 2006
By Edward Edwards - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I love this collection! It's an intriguing idea to take some of today's most fascinating & talented musicians to write & perform songs based upon Biblical plagues. Highlights include Imogen Heap, Laurie Anderson & Rufus Wainwright!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Two Plagues too many 9 July 2007
By Ciaran Megahey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Some very interesting artists comissioned for this recording along with the grandiose concept made it a pretty irresistable purchase. Having Scott Walker, Brian Eno, Stephin Merritt and Laurie Anderson all on the same compilation is pretty much impossible for someone like myself to ignore. But, although the contributions from the artists mentioned above are all fairly effective, the weaker contributions make it difficult to go back for repeat listenings. Cody ChestnuTT sticks out like a sore thumb(covered in boils) with his take on the plague; "Boils". In the liner notes Cody explains how his goal was something along the lines of being an instrument of Gods glory or some such nonsense. Exceedingly more cringeworthy is the song itself which sounds like a Dave Matthews band outtake. Other standouts(in the negative sense) include the completely banal disco pop stylings of Imogen Heap. Omit these two aberrations and you've got a rather cohesive record. There were however, some pleasant surprises as well from two artists I was previously unfamilar with; King Creosote, and Tiger Lilies who held their own alongside some pretty legendary artists. In fact Creosotes', "Relate the Tale" is the most memorable selection of the lot.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 24 Mar 2007
By aproductofsociety - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There are some big indie names on this album and when I read about the Margate Exodus project the music seemed like a promising outgrowth. Unfortunately, most of the songs on this disk suck and those that don't arouse only mild interest. You'd do better to buy an individual album by one of the artists so unfortunately here -- say, 69 Love Songs by Magnetic Fields.
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