- Audio CD (8 April 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Matador
- ASIN: B00BEOYPKW
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,008 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Wakin' On A Pretty Daze
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STANDARD EDITION : Wistful 2013 album! Unhurried roadtrip-rock 'n' starry-eyed folk from the Philadelphia favourite. Cameos by members of Warpaint, Royal Trux and Woods. Includes "Never Run Away" and "Wakin On A Pretty Day".
Top Customer Reviews
The songs follow a line from Dylan through Neil Young and Tom Petty.Then onto more recent songsmiths of differing styles like Will Oldham,Jason Molina,Will Johnson,J Masics,and those two mentioned in the first line.All major players in most peoples` books.
Kurt Vile fits in well in such exalted company,even if he hasn`t as yet released a piece of work comparable with those artists` classic releases(arguably we`re still waiting for J Masics`,but you get the point)
As with the previous release this album is a grower so stick with it.There really isn`t one weak track,and the album highlights Kurt`s singing and guitar playing.
Overall it is slightly darker,yet slightly better than his previous offering and is easily deserving of 4 stars.
I think and hope, there`s even better to come,which is why this is not a classic 5 star album.
My advise is to buy and enjoy the music from such a great artist and such a great release.
Then visit his previous work as a solo player and as a member of the band The War On Drugs,the current darlings of certain music mags(Uncut in particular)
Starting at the album closer is illustrative, since the ten minute plus "Goldtone" happily ambles along at a luxurious pace and Vile's polished drawl punctuates it with verses which keep your attention in a loose way throughout its subtly languorous duration.Read more ›
Forever a product of his FM upbringing, Vile continues to draw from a rich palette of American icons, largely limiting himself to three main players this time around: Dylan, Young and Reed. "Making music's easy" Vile jokes on "Was All Talk". Well, it's not if you're gonna emulate these three and get away with it any credibility. There's certainly more to it than Wakin On A Pretty Daze`s vintage construct, the Sunday-morning pacing sure to alienate some younger ears and their Internet-fried attention spans. A downbeat mid-section will do little to convince them neither - a dose of considered bile would help enliven the listen, but Vile is no flavour-of-the-month. He lives and breathes the lonesome Americana he preaches, edging his craft closer to the greats on which he grew with each chord progression. His imagery of the road-less-travelled is borne of experience and if his tales are not toasted with the same romantic beams of sunlight that warmed his own back in reality then they certainly are in ideal.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Kurt Vile is one of my favourite musicians on the scene today, and every album he completes only brings more of the same pure excellence. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brit Boy
Bought this is a result of the link with War on Drugs whose album "Lost in the Dream" I couldn't stop playing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JKcfch
Classic slow burn American from American guitarist and songwriter.Published 16 months ago by Alister King
This is in my top 5 all time best albums. Amazing guitar melodies and off beat rhythms, with vocals that have a hint of cohen and cash.Published 16 months ago by Barkersoldbean
It's a song - if you like the song, you'll like the download of the song...Published 16 months ago by Harbour12