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Ended Up a Stranger
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
For the past 17 years, Carla Torgerson, Chris Eckman from the northwest corner of the United States, and a revolving cast of players have crafted albums of fine, independent gothic (as in Flannery O'Connor and William Faul... more »
For the past 17 years, Carla Torgerson, Chris Eckman from the northwest corner of the United States, and a revolving cast of players have crafted albums of fine, independent gothic (as in Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner, not Bauhaus) American independent music and have influenced countless bands along the way, many of whom are too foolish to acknowledge their influence. Counting bootlegs and mail-order issues, they have issued no less than 15 albums and countless singles and EPs for labels such as Virgin, Glitterhouse, Sub Pop, and others, without receiving a whit of popular acclaim. The bottom line is that this band crafts exquisite songs from the shadowy side of the American experience, and Ended Up a Stranger offers evidence aplenty. 2001 release on Glitterhouse Records.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really love the Walkabouts import only NIGHTTOWN, which I thought was their absolute best work... Until I heard ENDED UP A STRANGER. No one does a better job of wedding atmosphere and great songs than the Walkabouts. The Tindersticks and Cowboy Junkies may walk similar streets but the Rue de Walkabouts is a unique moody, cinematic strasse illuminated by the twin beacons of Carla Torgerson and Chris Eckman who bathe listeners in the exquisite shadow and light of wonderfully orchestrated songs. Call it fate that they haven't yet developed the sizeable audience here that they enjoy in Europe. There is hardly anyone who makes more haunting, achingly beautiful music..."