Conflict Of Interest - Ghetts. Neil Young Archives Vol. Untitled Rise - Sault. Start Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra. Pylon Box [Box Set] - Pylon. Ignorance - The Weather Station. Optimisme - Songhoy Blues. Letter to You - Bruce Springsteen. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved March 7, The Guardian. Stylus Magazine. The heavier numbers on Supper , however, simply drop Callahan's disaffected voice over displaced Rolling Stones-isms.
Jim O'Rourke's Insignificance proved that such a formula can yield incredible results when executed with wit and finesse, but here, the awkwardness that makes much of Callahan's music so heartrending doesn't always work in his favor.
Regardless, Supper is not without strong moments. The album's last tracks, "Driving" and "A Guiding Light", actually break from the disappointingly formulaic sound that Callahan utilizes for the album's majority.
As the song progresses, it seems to become both more structured and overwhelming, as its ever-expanding stratum seems to congeal into a more regular pattern.
Unfortunately, even these two relatively strong songs don't hold a candle to the greatest in Smog's back catalog. Accumulation: None. Categories : births Living people American male singer-songwriters American folk singers American singer-songwriters Drag City record label artists Indie folk musicians Songwriters from Maryland Domino Recording Company artists. Namespaces Article Talk.
Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Wikimedia Commons. Photo by Shannon McClean. William Rahr Callahan  . Lo-fi , underground rock , alternative country. Drag City , Domino , Disaster. Episode: "Worms Birds Possums" . While Callahan's glimpses into the darker side of human nature have traditionally been among his finer moments, on this album they sound tired, even if they serve as a counterpoint to the rest of Supper's gentle, easy grace.
But even within the album's warm, natural feel, Callahan offers a few unique twists and turns, such as the impressionistic "Driving," which with its hushed vocals, syncopated drums and banjos, and fireworks! Musically speaking, Supper's most exciting track is "Butterflies Drowned in Wine," which moves from a menacing, bluesy opening to Velvets-inspired rock to a bittersweet, pedal steel-driven chorus. It teeters on the edge of chaos, but that just infuses the song with more drama and proves that Callahan still has the ability to surprise.
His last two albums also reflected his ongoing growth as an artist, but Supper's settled but intriguing warmth is an even bigger step forward. How to Order. International Shipping.
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