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Lost Blues & Other Songs
Palace Music
Lost Blues & Other Songs
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Essentially Louisville, Kentucky's Will Oldham and a revolving cast of musicians, Palace (Music, Brothers, Songs--the name forever changes) play a bizarre mix of overheard mountain music and self-conscious indie-rock. Oldh...  more »

      
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All Artists: Palace Music
Title: Lost Blues & Other Songs
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drag City
Original Release Date: 4/9/1997
Re-Release Date: 3/31/1997
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Indie & Lo-Fi, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078148411026

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Essentially Louisville, Kentucky's Will Oldham and a revolving cast of musicians, Palace (Music, Brothers, Songs--the name forever changes) play a bizarre mix of overheard mountain music and self-conscious indie-rock. Oldham warbles lyrics that are one-part traditional ballad and two parts stream-of consciousness, and the band doesn't always seem to have rehearsed the material. This is a collection of singles with five previously unreleased tracks and is an excellent retrospective of what Oldham does. "O How I Enjoy the Light, " "West Palm Beach" and "Gulf Shores" are as meditative and haunting as Palace gets. --Rob O'Connor

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If you're tired of all the [music] coming off the Pop statio
Carl A. Schreiber | 11/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You will either love this CD or hate it. I was turned onto Palace a year or so ago. I still keep trying to turn my fiancee on to it. She still keep threatening to take an axe to the CD when I'm not home. If you are tired of all that pre-processed stuff that keeps spewing out of your radio then give Will Oldham a try. His vocals aren't the greatest. (He makes Bob Dillon sound like Pavaratti) But his lyrics and the simplicity of his songwriting will tear your heart out. There are few CDs that you can pop in and listen to and they seem to define the whole world around you for the few moments they are playing. And Palace is so beautiful and raw that you won't be sick of them or their soul-wrenching honesty in a few months. As a musician and a songwriter nothing is taboo for Will Oldham. He breaks all the rules and leaves you shaking your head wondering how he did it. This album is a good starter introduction to Palace. "Riding" and "West Palm Beach" are two really good songs. The first will leave you pounding your fist along on the dashboard in time--singing your heart out, the latter will leave you staring out the window at the snow, contemplating the bitter sweet beauty of memory and regret. Not that you'll know anything about Will Oldham when you finish listening to the CD. He goes to great pains to remove any tint of personal tie and/or historical time frame from his lyrics. Instead the window becomes clouded and you see your own reflection in it. The best songwriters do that. (Who really cares who Kim Deal or David Grohl is sleeping with this week?)Buy this album. It won't change your life. But it might change the way you listen to and think about music."
Where did these guys come from?
12/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That's a rhetorical question....Excellent earthy music, which brings out one's emotions. Very down to earth and heartful vocals contribute to the esoteric nature of this album. A friend gave me a copy, and I have since passed on the favor to my closest."
Doesn't get any better than this
Darren Toth | 05/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am listening to this album right now; I can't stop listening to it! I found Palace on a tape my sister made for me, and I've been hooked ever since. As a writer, it's hard to find music to listen to while working, but Palace's mellow and familiar sound is comforting background music for anything. "Lost Blues" is sometimes sedate, sometimes funky, but always good."