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Post To Wire

23 Mar. 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2006
  • Release Date: 23 Mar. 2006
  • Label: El Cortez
  • Copyright: 2003 El Cortez
  • Total Length: 46:59
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  • ASIN: B001T6KUWW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,224 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By andy east on 9 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
With pedal steel drifting across dusty parched vocals, snapping drums and hazy guitars, this is a country rock album of the highest order. Evoking the harsh and unforgiving climate of the desert lands of Western America, i loved the intimacy of this record, the way it told stories of people never met but easily imagined. Tracks vary from the acoustic and quiet old time country balladeering to the cosmic country that hints off Canyon, My Morning Jacket and Grandaddy canyon. To cap it off the title track is the best justification for giving a relationship a chance i have ever heard.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Darryl Still on 12 Nov. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Willy Vlautin has the best alt.country voice since Jay Farrar of Uncle Tupelo/Son Volt fame.
Post to Wire is beautiful soulful country blues, with a gorgeous rich feel running throughout, given to it by some well felt pedal steel. The songs are linked by postcards from a man on the run from the law and his family, which whilst they dont actually have anything to do with the tracks they link, give the whole album a Paris Texas-like dusty desert shimmer. When they do rock out more and explore some faster sounds, like on the title track, the effect is just as strong as the ballads.
Now delving back to catch their previous albums.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By firesidefred on 20 Oct. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Richmond Fontaine are the find of the year (2004) as far as I am concerned. This is their 6th album, released on their own label El Cortez records. How did we ever get to miss the first five? Uncut magazine must be credited with championing their cause. "Post to Wire" is by far the most optomistic of their recordings, Willy Vlautin, the band's frontman, seems more settled in himself as he writes. The album masters on the 4 minute story epic, relates tales and tragedies of characters from WV's imagination and/or experience. The idea of including postcard stories throughout the album adds to the "road" feel of the album. This CD has rarely been out of my CD player this year. I got to see the band a couple of times during their autumn tour of the UK, they are amazing. Get into this album and then enjoy darker, looser things on "Winnemucca" and "Lost Son". The Great American road novel in music. I think these guys are just great. I'm biased.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "bigjim22" on 29 April 2004
Format: Audio CD
You won't find a darker, dustier more compelling slice of Americana thanthis. Utterly transfixing in every way "Post to Wire" conveys aremarkably intimate yet desolate picture of lives ruined and dreamsbroken. Beautiful melodies combine with Willy Vlautin's incredible lyricsto transport you onto your very own road trip through small, dusty deserttowns and the small, dusty desert lives of their inhabitants. Filled withgut-wrenchingly poignant moments this album will grab you and hold on toyou as fiercely as a drowning man. Buy this CD you won't spend a better£9.99 all year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 6 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
Fantastic record. Great combination of Uncle Tupelo and The Replacements, but really strong lyrically.
Stories of hope and despair, delivered with great passion, fans of any of the major luminaries within the 'Americana' genres will find plenty to enjoy.
Stand out tracks are 'Barely Losing' and 'Allison Johnson', but overall it's a really strong collection.
The postcard interludes work well too. Not as self consciously out there as similar stuff by Damien Jurado (lyrically, there are big similarities between his work and this album).
Could be album of the year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stalker VINE VOICE on 22 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I really like RF musically but the their lyrics are often unrelentingly depressing which limits their appeal. Many of their songs deal with the murder, poverty and despair of people living outside the American dream. So it's great to have a set of songs with all the musical invention but where the characters populating the landscape are (just) keeping their heads above water instead of slowly sinking into disaster. A truely great and musically diverse album and if you are new to RF this is where you should start.
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