Calexico - Carried To Dust (2008)

Rating: 5/10
Gypsy, latin, love and acustic guitar. This is ok from the first track. Fifteen okedoke Calexico tracks, promoting sleep and sometimes it's a little boring country music. I love Calexico when they put an interesting song between these boring southwestern American musical styles. Writer's Minor Holiday may be the best example their diverse sound.

Carried To Dust occasionally full of emotion and that becomes romantic in night. Neither Tarantino movies Nor Western music interests me that much. Calexico insistently provides same sound and same songs, whistles and all other lazy theme.

Highlights: Writer's Minor Holiday, House Of Valparaiso, Bend In The Road

Calexico - Two Silver Trees

Calexico on this blog:
Calexico - Tool Box
Calexico - Feist of Wire
Calexico - Even My Sure Things Fall Through
Calexico - Alone Again
Calexico - Hot Rail
Calexico - Convict Pool
Calexico - Spoke
Calexico - Aerocalexico
Calexico & Iron and Wine – In The Reigns

New tracks
Miley Cyrus - Let's Dance Lyrics
Maroon 5 - If I Never See Your Face Again Lyrics
Miley Cyrus - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Lyrics
Apocalyptica - I’m Not Jesus Lyrics
New Found Glory - Kiss Me Lyrics
Rihanna - Hate That I Love You Lyrics


Bruce on 2:51 pm said...

Dude, this isn't a review.

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing album- perhaps the best Calexico has EVER released. I own it in an advance format and doubt you even listened to it before writing your pathetic commentary. If you want to summarize your opinion of Calexico and state that you're not "into them" then go ahead. Take some responsibility/accountability, however, for not having listened to the album and own up to your obvious bias.

Leo Kearse on 4:07 pm said...

This review is a joke. You can't spell or construct a grammatically correct sentence. Carried to Dust is fantastic. Already it's one of my favourite Calexico albums, right up there with Feast of Wire and Hot Rail.

If you don't like their style of music then there's no point in reviewing it. But before you review anything, learn to write English.

Anonymous said...

Whoever wrote the initial review of Carried to Dust here likely has problems with music listening skills that go far beyond simply misjudging this particular record. At a certain point, it just doesn't help very much to criticize people who have such a profound lack of taste and critical thinking skills, so I'm not going to pile on. Some thoughts on what I liked about this record:
It expresses unified themes, both in the lyrics and in the music that accrue in meaning as the album progresses. The central theme, as implied by the title and many of the song subjects, centers on the universal human experiences of loss, mortality, and death. Whether it is the murder of a political dissident ("Victor Jara's Hands), a friend's suicide ("The News About William"), dislocation from the modern world ("Man Made Lake"), loss of a job ("Writer's Minor Holiday"), or homeless people freezing to death in a Moscow winter ("Red Blooms"), this remarkable record searches relentlessly for meaning amidst all this suffering, and often discovers it in the most unlikely places. Isn't that how life often unfolds for all of us? I think it is, and it's a testimony to the skill of these very talented musicians that the record never descends into cynicism or sentimentality, two of the graveyards where most popular music eventually rests. It would not surprise me in the least if the record's reputation grew in time, as often happens with great works. I suppose that's usually because we expect something valuable to be immediately obvious and transparent, and of course that isn't always the case. At any rate, I would wholeheartedly recommend Carried to Dust to anyone with an open mind willing to meet a real work of art halfway. I would even venture that taking a small step toward this record or any work of real substance will always give you more in return than could ever be hoped for or imagined.

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