Is a Woman
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Very good condition. Original artwork. Shipped direct from the UK. All discs 100% QA checked for read errors before dispatch. CD case may show some signs of previous use. Disc may have some minor light surface scratches which will not affect playing. 100%
It seems incredible, listening to this album, that Lambchop were ever accused of being a country band... but then, Lambchop didn't used to make records that sounded like this. The immediate predecessor of Is A Woman, 2000's superb Nixon, saw Lambchop exploring a fascination with soul music, and the journey continues on Is a Woman. It is cut from the same cloth as Nixon, but it's just a little more threadbare. Where Nixon was a sequence of vast, shimmering electronic soundscapes, much of Is a Woman is carried by little more than piano and guitar. The songs are therefore left to fend for themselves, and they live up to the confidence placed in them. The lack of instrumental competition also allows Kurt Wagner's singular voice to sound even more vulnerable and wracked than usual: "Bugs", for example, might well be the most underplayed lead vocal in the history of popular music. As a whole, Is a Woman is best thought of as a companion volume to Tindersticks' Can Our Love... and the Blue Nile's Peace at Last, a deadpan masterpiece. --Andrew MuellerSee all Product description
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Other stand out tracks are "Autumn Vicar", "Bugs" and the title track. It's a real grower. If your in a sombre mood why opt for a happy pick me up collection when Kurt and the boys can make you feel that you're not alone.
This really is a masterpiece and once again Lambchop prove that they are the kings of their ever changing genre.
I recommend you to buy this record, it's my record of the year so far!
The songs pay homage to life's poignant simplicities, with gentle witticisms and lovable self-deprecations. From the obscure to the discernable, this is largely an observational album, of the self and others (note the detectable reference to Vic Chesnutt in Autumn's Vicar), life and everything. Is Lambchop a woman? Some might say so, with this exploration of their more "delicate, sensitive" side. Particularly stunning tracks include the most charming My Blue Wave (when "the dog gives you the paw..."), the wonderfully humorous I Can Hardly Spell My Name, and the gorgeous title track, Is a Woman, with its uplifting reggae twist as climax.
Whether the magic lies in their rustic timbre, Wagner's resonant vocals, or the lyrical beauty of the music, this is a gem. Sit back, and let 'Is a Woman' work its spell on you.
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