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Welcome to Maraqopa, population 2. Damien Jurado's newest collaboration with producer Richard Swift drops us into a brutal and benevolent landscape. The bold strokes and new turns the pair made with 2010's Saint Bartlett are taken even further. He throws open the gate on his oft insular dirges and allows them do some real wilding out in the canyon. In Maraqopa, the vistas are ... Read more in Amazon's Damien Jurado Store

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  • Audio CD (31 Aug. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B0000035IJ
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,803 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Wedding Cake
2. Angel Of May
3. Treasures Of Gold
4. Yuma, AZ
5. The Joke Is Over
6. Space Age Mom
7. Circus, Circus, Circus
8. Hell Or Highwater
9. Independent
10. Purple Anteater
11. Sarah
12. Halo Friendly
13. Waters Ave. S.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Bassett on 16 Jan. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Having fallen in love to Jurado's later album 'Rehearsals For Departure', I worked back to this, his debut release. Needless to say, I was not disappointed.
There are some signposts to the direction Jurado would take on his two preceeding LPs, 'Angel Of May' could easily have been lifted from 2000's 'Ghost Of David' LP. It's one of the highlights on the album. Elsewhere 'Independent', proves that Jurado was an incredibly mature songwriter on his debut release ("I don't need you anymore / I'm independent there's nothing to say / I don't need you anymore / I'm independent don't you walk away").
Don't expect many laughs on the album, Jurado is at his most melancholy on some of the tracks. For any long time fans, this will come as no surprise. Unrequited love is an underlying thread on the LP ("I'm standing on the top of the world looking at a girl / who doesn't notice me" - 'Halo Friendly').
Elsewhere on the album, Jurado proves himself to be (at times) every bit as good as songwriter as Bob Dylan. 'Yuma, AZ' is as good a song as Jurado has yet to write, and is reminiscent of 'Blood On The Tracks'-era Dylan.
If like me, you were slightly disappointed by Jurado's latest offering 'I Break Chairs' due to its abandonment of his acoustic style, there will be a few tracks here that will dishearten you. 'The Joke Is Over' plods along at a fair pace, but is not a fair reflection of Jurado's talent.
The album concludes with the title track which closes with the line, "You used to kiss me on the bus and now / I'll walk these streets alone / By myself." With music of this quality, he won't be alone for long.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
charming folky rock 26 Oct. 2005
By J. Holmes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
this is the first record by this Portland based singer songwriter, and his songs play out like miniature viginettes with characters and stories that are simple in their nature and quaint in their delivery.

he tells of the sadness of divorce ansd the distance one feels from their partner on the album opener "Wedding Cake." he reals off a quick ditty about a girl who loves to go out dancing all the time on "Yuma, AZ." one on of the albums more quirkier numbers "Space Age Mom," is directed at someone's mother who has a fixation on supernatural phenomenon, Elvis sightings, etc. it's a sort of jolly ribbing and a mild way to poke fun. the album's strongest cuts are the haunting "Halo Friendly" on which Damien harmonizes with his kid sister to spooky effect, and the late night/early morning hush of "Treasures Of Gold."

there's a nice little array of instruments used on this record aside from your basic rock setup of guitar, bass, and drums, there's also harmonium, mellotron, trumpet, trombone, and a theremin. aside from the acoustic folky pieces, the music on Waters Ave S. ranges from a stripped down alternative rock sound and a few songs have a rollicking Randy Newman piano bar feel (specifically "Purple Anteater").

Damien's voice is an aquired taste; on the more upbeat numbers, he sort of bellows out in a nasaly flat tone and on the quiet songs, he has a very tender croon. but overall, this is a pretty neat little album that show a fine ear for melody and a gift for penning some good songs.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
less folky than other jurado 5 Dec. 2002
By "bugenhagen" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
That said, I think I like it better than some of the other stuff I've heard, which included Rehearsals for departure as well as a couple of tracks somebody had taped from an unknown source. "Independent" is beautiful, also "Sarah" and, surpisingly, "Space-age mom." I also like the album title and the picture on the front which makes me wistful for Seattle; i think Jurado's music catches musically what it feels like to live in the Northwest--or Seattle, at any rate. He's not easy to characterize but his roots, here as elsewhere, are in the Folkways anthology.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A great CD for Sunday afternoons 8 July 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Damien Jurado is soothing and sharp! This is only my 3rd listen and I'm already a fan. The songs are relaxing, but with enough groove that you won't fall asleep! In fact some songs make it hard for me to resist dancing in my chair -- even here at work! Think Morrissey meets Toad the Wet Sprocket . . .
Awesome artist 12 Feb. 2003
By Jason Arellano - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a great CD. If you like bands like Pedro the Lion, you will love this CD. Damien Jurado CD's are very hard to find, except for here, so if you don't own this CD buy it.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A tasty, unique album 1 Mar. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This thing is delicious. "Independent" is masterful. I think that's his sister singing backups--she adds a lot to the overall feel.
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