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Your Blues [CD]

Destroyer Audio CD
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Destroyer is Dan Bejar from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Kaputt is his latest vision: an opulent, lyrical, game-changing masterpiece to rank with the choicest works of Sade, Scritti Politti, Simply Red and Steely Dan. For a more contemporary touchstone, feel free to consider it the sad-eyed psychic cousin of GAYNGS’ smooth opus Relayted. These elaborate songs were lovingly crafted ... Read more in Amazon's Destroyer Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Talitres
  • ASIN: B0001EFV72
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,114 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. It's Gonna Take an Airplane 3:410.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. An Actor's Revenge 2:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Music Lovers 4:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. From Oakland to Warsaw 3:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Your Blues 2:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. New Ways of Living 4:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Don't Become the Thing You Hated 2:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mad Foxes 4:450.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Fox and the Hound 3:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. What Road 3:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Certain Things You Ought to Know 4:250.69  Buy MP3 


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant album, highly recommended 7 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
Well, this album has completely blown me away, and since there were no reviews I thought I would recommend it - to anyone with a taste in catchy melodies and the more theatrical early Bowie in updated form. Bejar's vocal sounds a bit like a mix of Bowie and Brett Anderson at his most affected - either you love or you dont. This is great pop, or perhaps great indie-electronica as it might be labelled - all songs are in fact very very good quality songwriting, and very well produced it is too, with only synthesizers and an acoustic guitar making great orchestoral soundscapes. Actually, one of the very best parts is that you can actually hear that it is synthesizers; very smooth. Well done!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Generically genius 16 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
Dan Bejar's band is called "Destoyer" for very good reason. Bejar makes a strong nod to synth pop here but decronstructs the prevalence of MIDI intrumentation and digital reverb to the point where it sounds generic, cheap and "Final Fantasy esque?"
This of course, is the major attraction for this record and what makes it so unique and cute. Whether it being the watery synth pads or the MIDI trumpet, the album's concept and running theme never fail to keep me happy. Each song is a little gem and it's hard to pick a favourite; "Notorious Lightning, "Actors Revenge" and "Music Lovers" are particular favourites. Bejars typical theatrical lyrics are on a poetic high here and of his most creative and eccentric and still managing to be catchy and comprehensive (somewhat).
The record does suffer from the Marmite so you'll either love this record or be incredibly annoyed by it, but for me it's one of my top ten of all time and is the perfect introduction to Bejar's music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jarring and Fantastic 20 Mar 2004
By J. T. Winsor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
OK, I'm a superfan. That said, when I first heard songs on this album, I was disappointed, I was thinking this was going to be "This Night" part II, fantastic at points, but as a whole left wanting. After I finally got the entire album and gave it a few spins, I have to say that I was wrong with my initial judgment. This album is just too much to get in a single listen, in that way it is more like "Streethawk: A Seduction". I started out with a couple of songs that were accessible. "Its Gonna Take an Airplane", with a sing song melody, synth flute, and hushed vocals found it's way inside my head almost instantly. The song "Your Blues" contains a signature coda, with the repeated plea "Lord know's I've been trying" over a background of synth, muted Coronet, and delayed piano, again it's infectious. After I had tackled the accessible ones, other more obtuse songs started to rise up and force me to take notice. "Notorious Lightning" is a standout, posing scenes of young players and their frivolities, with the music building to an anthemic shout of "and someone has to fall, before someone goes free!", possibly freed from the bonds of their immaturity. In many ways it reminds me of Streethawk's absolutely brilliant "The Bad Arts", except Bejar now realizes there is no need for an actual explosion. The instrumentation of the album is limited to synths and a nylon stringed guitar, which at times give the album a feeling that it came from 1984 not 2004, "Certain Things You Ought to Know" could have replaced The Dream Academy's version of "Please Please Please" on the Ferris Bueller's soundtrack. Once again Bejar lyrically drops props to the giants upon whose shoulders he stands, in this one we get from my untrained ears... Fleetwood Mac, The Smiths, and possibly Elvis Presley by way of the Pet Shop Boys, and Willie Nelson.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New sounds, yet stamped all over with Bejar's mastery 2 May 2004
By G. Hwang - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Dan Bejar never ceases to [expletive] me. The man is mad, and I love it. He is to music what Charlie Kaufman is to film, yet I love his original stamps of work and find them oddly close to my heart. The lyrics bite you on the lips after enticing you to kiss them. Bejar's voice, clear as a one-sided mirror. Destroyer at its catchiest and most eccentric best, the album is refreshingly clean in sound, yet more romantic and hollow-haunting than "This Night" and "Streethawk: A Seduction."
The more there's not to get, the more you're magnetically drawn into Bejar's black holes. Just let it flow or let it go. This music is like nothing else, beyond organic. Without being pretentious, Destroyer sends out signals, bleeps from aliens, that life out there is more nirvanic than what exists here.
So far, I've only listened to it 3 times, but I love it. This one's a keeper.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Masterpiece 9 Mar 2004
By Jennifer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
....and the masterpiece of Destroyer arrives. This album puts the bits and pieces that were spit out in Streethawks and This Night and arranges them into the language of beauty. The music is more involved and more intense. For fans of the raw music consisting of only acoustic and the magical vocals of Bejar ....be prepared, you're in for a sick ride. This music is developed to the fullest to arrive at the brink of perfection. It's filled with beautiful melancholy as well the adventures your life has never felt before. This is a must have. Enjoy!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You haven't heard this album? Your Blues! 28 Feb 2006
By Dede Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've become a huge Destroyer fan within the past 3 months. Bought Your Blues first and I put it in the stereo and thought nothing of it. I could'nt look past Bejars strange voice. Once 'Don't Become the Thing You Hated' came on I was hooked. Good message. Then onto 'Mad Foxes'. Whoa! His lyrics are genius, but I've come to realize most of them make absolutely no sense. Nice formula. Since I understand Destroyer a little more and I've heard much more, Dan Bejar has become one of my musical heroes. He's good with tNP as well. 'Ballad Of a Comeback Kid' gives me chills. His music in general gives good vibes to all who I've let listen. Your Blues is most definately one of a kind.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More great stuff from Bejar 17 Mar 2004
By postalgbv - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Really good album. He incorporates orchestra synth sounds alot which makes this album very dynamic, so get out your nice headphones or play this sucker through your audio/home theater setup so you can hear it all. You won't hear any up-beat rocking stuff here, but this album certainly won't put you to sleep (like parts of "This Night" did for me, natch).
If you're a Destroyer fan, you know that you never know what to expect...always a surprise, and this album is no different.
**Warning to any New Pornographers fans....get this album if you want to hear something interesting/different/awesome, but don't get it if you want to hear songs like Bejar contributes to tNP. Same genius. Different direction.
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