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Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Amazon Exclusive Version)

8 April 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 April 2013
  • Label: Matador
  • Copyright: 2013 Matador Records Limited
  • Total Length: 1:12:02
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  • ASIN: B00C38VJ3O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,793 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Casey on 27 Aug. 2013
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A fantastic follow up to Smoke Ring For My Halo. The songs are excellently developed with a lot more instrumental layering and incredibly catchy hooks. Each song flows easily into the next but without sounding too 'samey'. One of the best albums you'll buy this year...and probably next year too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alex Belsey on 22 Jan. 2014
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I genuinely look forward to those times when I can play this album in its entirety through a decent set of speakers. Most recently it provided the perfect woozy, uplifting soundtrack to a post-party clean-up. Having only heard a couple of tracks from earlier Kurt Vile records I had listened to 'Snowflakes are Dancing' and 'Girl Called Alex' on Spotify but been wary of the length of WOAPD and the number of longer tracks (which on appearance seemed extravagant). Man was I proved wrong. After the second occasion on which I played this album from front to back I decided, 'Right, I gotta buy this on CD.' This is just such a well-sequenced record and the arrangements are so compelling in terms of their shifting layers that the number of longer tracks doesn't make for a slog but instead an opportunity for joyous immersion. As with any great album, it helps that it's bookended by two tracks that encapsulate everything that is charming, melancholy, and life-affirming about Vile's wise-ass drawl and sparkling guitar tones. Thoroughly recommended and certainly one of the best records of 2013.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Liavag on 4 Aug. 2013
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Supercool guitar pop rock americana, made me a Kurt Vile fan. Looking forwrd to next album. Makes any day prettier.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By XRayLexx on 9 Jun. 2013
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A great album full of fantastic songs. Could be a contender for album of 2013 already. Get it and enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Warden on 7 Mar. 2015
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You will hear echoes of Richard Buckner and Howe Gelb in the singing on this album.
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)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 10 May 2013
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If you liked 2011's Smoke Ring album, you'll enjoy this also. It's the sort of music which couldn't be made by a British band without drawing criticism of sounding retro and contrived. Admittedly all the ingredients are there, skinny white kid, Philly drawl, songs about drugs and women, strong Springsteen / Tom Petty influence. Heard it all before over 30 years ago? - well yes but this kid is also a true and convincing original. He writes great songs, delivered with his own sound and is also a mean guitar player. The album is instantly accessible but give it time and the songs get their hooks into you. Only reason for 4 stars not 5 is the absence of a real stand-out track - they're all good mind.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 April 2013
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Philadelphia's finest Kurt Vile has gone out of his way in the build up to this new release to accentuate his impeccable slacker credentials as a prelude to his fifth solo album "Wakin' on A Pretty Daze". This reviewer is having none of this propaganda, since at work here is a dogged perfectionist who has over the past five years led the dynamic heartland rock community in the City of Brotherly Love that has orbited around the best band in America bar none "The War on Drugs". All these musicians have been releasing music like its going out of fashion. Vile in particular seems to relish putting out more eight minute plus songs on this new record than contained on the the average Allman Brothers album thus when he confesses in the title track that "I live along a straight line/ Nothing always comes to mine/To be frank, I'm fried /But I don't mind" you wonder how much more he would release were he ever to become hyper? It raises the question if this level of prodigious output serves to lower his quality control; happily the answer is an emphatic no. That said for anyone who owns 2011's epic "Smoke Ring for My Halo" whilst there is no noticeable sharp rupture or break with its illustrious predecessor ("KvCrimes" would fit on either album), this new records aesthetic does provide a noticeably different approach which emphasises a much more assured and confident songwriter.

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.
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