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Black Letter Days
Frank Black & the Catholics
Black Letter Days
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop
 
"I could make albums all day," boasts the rotund Frank Black in the cover letter accompanying Black Letter Days. He's not kidding. Like fellow '80s post-punk icons Paul Westerberg and Bob Mould, Black has relaxed his pr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Frank Black & the Catholics
Title: Black Letter Days
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 3/24/2009
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop
Styles: Vocal Pop, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 711297464023

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"I could make albums all day," boasts the rotund Frank Black in the cover letter accompanying Black Letter Days. He's not kidding. Like fellow '80s post-punk icons Paul Westerberg and Bob Mould, Black has relaxed his production values and become ridiculously prolific. Between this album and the simultaneously released Devil's Workshop, he's pushed out 29 fresh songs, with each session recorded live to a two-track tape amid minimal fuss. Much of the spark that once made the Pixies one of Kurt Cobain's most beloved bands has evaporated. But it has been replaced by an efficient, workmanlike approach that yields the kind of raw, rowdy rockers the Pixies were turning out in their early days. The pedal-steel-swathed "Valentine and Garuda" and brusque country rock of "Jet Black River" provide some of the most satisfying moments of Black's solo years. With a hard-nosed producer and some serious editing, there's no doubt that Black would have another classic album on his hands. In the meantime, Black Letter Days and Devil's Workshop will do. --Aidin Vaziri

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I Can't believe this guy
alec macadam | i move around alot | 11/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Seriously...How can an artist/band write albums that seem so boring or even horrible the first listen and then slowly become a gem in your record collection forever? Seriously! Everytime! Thats what happens with Frank Black albums everytime i get one! So, BE WARNED! This album will take time. But trust me, it's awesome. It is an amazing album. Buy it, and give it time."