Crooked Hardcover – 8 Jul 2010
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About the Author
Kristin Hersh is an American songwriter and guitarist. She founded the seminal art-punk band Throwing Muses at age fourteen and is widely recognised as an indie rock pioneer. Throwing Muses were the first American act signed to venerable indie record label 4AD. The past 25 years have seen Kristin sell hundreds of thousands of records, play every major venue and festival and grow her loyal following into a meaningful community that can best be described as a tribe.
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Top Customer Reviews
Highlight for me is probably Moan, listen to her guitar work in that - shivers down your spine time.
Also, if you buy this you get access to 9 additional tracks, out-takes that failed to make the album.
Don't hesitate, just buy
But I'm getting ahead of myself in this case, as this particular album comes in the form of a hardback book. It does not contain a CD, but rather details of how to download the songs and the accompanying wealth of multimedia online.
And it is a very beautifully presented book, containing essays on all the songs. Both the essays and the songs themselves are moving and powerful and reward repeated listening and reading. Thoroughly recommended.
The album is presented here as a beautifully put together book, complete with lyrics and an essay by Kristin on each song. It contains a digital code to download the album, 2 EPs, an audio commentary and more.
The tone of the album is dark but not dreary, acoustic and breathy. It's hypnotic and requires several listens to really get your teeth into it. As on all her albums, the lyrics are poetic, unfathomable and fascinating. It's infinitely listenable and never seems to get tired. Kristin's last few albums have been among the best of her career and this is no exception. It doesn't sound like any album she has released before (as always) and it's remarkable she can still manage to sound so different and distinctive about 20 albums into career.
Simply put, Crooked is great. Get it!
Kristin has a way of making you feel her music like no one else can. From the start of "Mississippi Kite" to the last notes of " Rubidoux" it never fails to draw you in & entrance you.
If you are a newcomer to Kristin with this album, then you have a wealth of gems yet to discover. The fireball punk of 50 foot wave, the Indie charm of Throwing Muses & a wealth of solo albums. None of them will fail to impress you.
This album comes in book form. Strange? Not really. You get a beautiful book with lyrics & essays, & the music comes as a download from her website. You can download it in a wide variety of formats to suit everyones taste. Kristin gives so many songs away for free through CashMusic.
She is an amazing artist who defies the industry model created by big record companies.
You should admire her & take her to your hearts!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Simply top class.....this is one of my favourite albums by Kristin, the book is a huge bonus explaining the background to all the tracks and sprinkled with poems and stories.Published on 21 May 2013 by Reilly
she is the best what can I say this is one of my favourite records ever buy it now pleasePublished on 17 April 2013 by NJ
Another extraordinary album from the amazing Kristin Hersh.
This is music with substance. I can listen to this again and again and hear more every time. Read more
Another masterpiece from Kristin Hersh. Any fan of her will love this. A great and very much with the times concept of buying music. Read morePublished on 29 July 2010 by Bright Yellow Gun
Crooked is much more than a simple CD...in fact there is no CD unless you want to burn one. A album, presented as a book - which leads to a download of the album, and demos - this... Read morePublished on 29 July 2010 by masterdog75