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Bright Flight

Silver Jews

2001

Bright Flight

Album Summary

Bright Flight is the fourth studio album by indie rock group Silver Jews, released in 2001."Tennessee" was chosen as the title track for an EP that also included "Long Long Gone", "I'm Gonna Love The Hell Out of You", and "Turn Your Guns Around".

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Rating

2.82

Votes

4258

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

Some shambly 90s de-tuned country music here. When I read this band had connections to Pavement I wasn’t surprised as the first thing that came to mind as the album started was “country Pavement”. The first time through I wasn’t sure about the vocal delivery… but found the songs are very good musically. Love me some steel guitars! Then on a second pass I started to hear more of the lyrics and I really started to like this. The lyrics are fantastic! While there are times when I would like to hear a polished vocal on these songs, I have to give this props for the great music and lyrics. There’s room for some lo-fi Country in my library… Favorite songs: Room Games and Diamond Rain, I Remember Me, Horseleg Swastikas, Transylvania Blues, Let’s Not and Say We Did, Tennessee

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Mon Mar 14 2022
2

So far this is boring as hell Still really boring.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
1

Mumble Sad bastard music

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Fri May 06 2022
3

I think this guy likes Tom Waits

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Thu Apr 14 2022
2

Bit meh

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Wed Apr 27 2022
2

Well. The music is utterly forgettable indie rock with all the trimmings. Lyrically, there are a couple of zingy moments. But my goodness, that's a voice one could get bored of very, very quickly. So wearing and wearisome, in fact, that these hangdog vocals overshadow everything else. In an already muted soundscape, such a lugubrious performance merely serves to poison the well. Good name for a band, though.

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Fri Apr 29 2022
2

Pretty dull early 2000s lo fi American indie.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
1

Honestly seemed like some sort of parody, terrible 1

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Fri Mar 04 2022
1

nope

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Fri Mar 11 2022
1

Dull and lifeless, almost as if written to capture the feeling of a talentless hack who did unspeakable things to record executives to get an album produced.

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

These are songs I have listened to over and over already. I wasn't sure about David Berman's voice at first, but it is the right voice for these songs. Each time I listen there is another lovely discovery. "The snow falls down so beautiful and stupid" played as I drove through the snow today, and it was perfect. There is a constant, real ache in this music and yet it feels lovely in a way.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

Lo amo.

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Fri Mar 11 2022
5

When God was young, He made the wind and the sun Since then, it's been a slow education And you got that one idea again The one about dying. Oh oh oh I'm lightning Oh oh oh I'm rain Oh oh oh it's frightening I'm not the same, I'm not the same, I'm not the same There's a screen door banging in the wind Remember you wanted to be like George Washington back then Everybody's going down on themselves No "pardon me"'s or "fare thee well"'s in the end

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Sun Apr 03 2022
5

Yes this was good I liked this one

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Mon Apr 04 2022
5

Smooth, clever, well-balanced. Love the vocals and acoustic guitars.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
5

Brilliant. Whisky sodden, laid back, great songs sounding like the band has set up in your living room.

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Thu May 26 2022
5

Fans of Pavement will immediately feel at home with Silver Jews. Same languid, country tinged lo-fi indie. I'd not heard this album before, but I'll be returning to it. Mainly because I'm a sucker for the Pavement sound rather than this album being anything particularly unique

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

Sehr gut

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

awesome

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Fri Nov 18 2022
5

David Berman is my favorite songwriter. I've heard this album countless times and love it. His lyrics are incredible, when listening to them, I turn into that annoying guy who needs to point out how great nearly every line is on its own. 5 out of 5. R.I.P. D.C.B. Standout Tracks: Slow Education, Room Games and Diamond Rain, Time Will Break the World, I Remember Me, Horseleg Swastikas, Transylvania Blues, Let's Not and Say We Did, Tennessee, Friday Night Fever, Death of an Heir of Sorrows

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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

Poetic and wistful but not brooding. Somewhere twixt indie rock and country. It's nice.

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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

Never heard of Silver Jews. This Was an interesting album. Twangy, but not country. It was a little tough to warm up to, but it eventually won me over to liking it with its simplicity, I guess. Not an everyday listen, but I am sure it is something that will kind of haunt me into waiting to hear it again.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

I was very surprised, but I ended up really loving the indie/country/whatever sound. Also, Apple Music started playing Pavement immediately following this, so that algorithm is pretty dead on.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

Não conheci a banda e gostei demais

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Very good stuff

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

200 albums into the project and I'm still enjoying it. Didn't know this band; turns out that Stephen Malkmus was part of it, though not on this record. It's a very nice album with strong melodies and interesting lyrics.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Had expected American Water instead of this album, but the choice for Bright Flight is not bad either. After all, American Water sometimes sounds half Pavement / half Silver Jews.. and while a Pa/SJ combination is of course a great mix, it is certainly nice to hear Silver Jews "only" and to realize again how good this band was in late 90s - early 00s. I rate American Water as a clear 5* album. This album contains several 5* songs (in particular Tennessee) but for mr it is a very solid 4 overall (conform to my memory of it).

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

pretty based, honestly not a big country fan but there’s some really nice indie stuff in here, 8/10

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

Loved the slacker country vibe

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

Did not expect to like this as much as I did. I really dig the country flavor. Vocals are way too loud in the mix though. Favorite Tracks: Tennessee, Let's Not and Say We Did

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

It's weird in a good way. I would listen to it again for sure.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

Tipo de som meio sujo que eu gosto com um vocal potente.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

Folky rocky. Enjoyed but without holding my full attention.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

7/10. Might even be worth an 8. The mood feels more consistent than monotonous, and is a great way to spend some time being sad.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

8/10. Nice , sounds like other silver Jews albums

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Wed Apr 20 2022
4

Vocals were not entirely to my taste. Lyrics were sometimes okay - I liked the occasional storyteller feel. It was a little bland at times, but overall I enjoyed the sound and just felt like something was missing? Normally I'd give this a 3, but there were so many moments I fell in love with musically that it gets pushed to a 4 even though it's more like a 3.5.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
4

I'd never heard of this group before, but they're rather good!

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Thu May 05 2022
4

If you've seen the excellent Amazon Prime series Patriot, then this album may remind you of the songs that John composes and sings about his line of work.

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Fri May 06 2022
4

I’d somehow never heard of David Berman until he died in 2019, but everything I’ve heard of him since I’ve really liked. It’s like if Pavement was sadder and slightly twangier.

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Fri May 06 2022
4

Really liked this one. I would have been obsessed with this band if I had discovered them in like 2013

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Sun May 08 2022
4

Much comes down to whether you like Berman’s relaxed-yet-tortured vocal style or not, and (his also relaxed-yet-tortured) imagistic lyrics. I’m good on both and thus consider this a quirky classic and minor masterpiece. Many good songs, with highlights throughout. “Slow Education,”” Time Will Break the World,” “Horseleg Swastikas, “Tennessee”

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Fri May 20 2022
4

Really good, will check out their other stuff. Cheers then.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

Familiar voices sonic delight

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Sun Jun 05 2022
4

Bastante chulos. Indie rock suave, tranquilo. Un poco a Lemonheads, pero más tristones.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
4

Love it all.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

A good mix, enjoyed it.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Surprised to see this averaging sub-3.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

It's weird, it's quirky, it's not great, but there is something about it that keeps me listening, and I'm seeking out their other work to listen to, so I guess I like it? really not sure how to feel about this.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
4

While solidly downtempo from my usual taste, this LP contains an unexpected wealth of lyrical and instrumental power not belied by the first few tracks. The first half excels at less is more - powerfully raw lyrics set against minimal but appropriate melodic tracks can never go wrong. The second wows with an almost orchestral swell in the melodic and rhythmic sections, bringing the album to an emotional breaking point before drifting away into the ether.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

Great listening. His lyrics are thoughtful and draw you in

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

fav song - horseleg swastikas - reminds me of elliott smith - great lyrics about being lost in life and feeling like you always do the wrong thing least fav - tennessee - the only song that went too far into the silly side without the emotional side to balance

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

4.0

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Una buena voz para temas muy tranquilos en un ambiente desenchufado, pero aun así, cómodo de escuchar. Un descubrimiento

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

pretty sad ad blue fun and acoustic

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

Didn’t really listen to any of his stuff at the time. This is a very good record. Interesting songs and lyrics.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

I, too, wanna be a water if I can. Because water 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠𝑛'𝑡 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑑𝑎𝑚𝑛.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

Very calm, chill start to the album, a bit country a bit indie. Not too sure about the vocals I think the songs could sound much better if the singer, gave more fucks? I liked the heavier tracks and particularly enjoyed Transylvania Blues. Saved tracks: Room Games and Diamond Rain, I Remember Me, Transylvania Blues

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

4/5 Johnny Cash und Bob Dylan auf Wish

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Wed Nov 30 2022
4

For someone that grew up listening to some folk this album went pretty well. Im giving it 4 stars and it might go up

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

I liked this somewhat - this indie-rock-meets-country album somehow sounds bleak, but in the first couple of songs manages to hit the right notes for me. The songs on the opposite end aren't as strong, though. 3/5

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

Varia em qualidade. Algumas mais agitadas são boas

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Tue Feb 01 2022
3

I enjoyed this and there were some real stand out tracks, but it didn’t really fully click with me as an album for whatever reason.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
3

Mmmm, como que me sonó a muchas cosas y no le encontré algo único, pero quizá porque no conocía Silver Jews. En fin... 6.5/10

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Thu Feb 03 2022
3

After reading the reviews and Wikipedia it sounded like an album I would enjoy. I did, but not as much as I thought I would. Maybe if I listen to it again or different albums. In the end not bad, some good songs on it l also. Favourite songs: - I remember me - Let’s not and say we did - Friday night fever

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

What a strange time. Irreverent, blunt, and occasionally hilarious, they lyricism on display is a special kind of witty that almost goes too far into annoying. He's definitely got something going, but I'm not sure how much I enjoy it.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

Quite liked it, bit wobbly in parts though. Can hear lots of other things like pavement/bright eyes/Elliot smith/Decemberists etc in there.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

J’ai des vibes de zappa, c’est bien 3.25

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Mon Feb 14 2022
3

Was alright 5/10

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Sun Feb 20 2022
3

Never Heard of Silver Jews before this so definitely my first time of listening. Wow, love this! A cross between Lou Reed (Circa Velvets), Leonard Cohen and David Lowery from Camper Van Beethoven. Some sad but definitely Sunday morning songs, I am intrigued by his voice and his lyrical content. "I Remember Me" "Horseleg Swastikas" and "Let's Not Say We Did" are my favourites here. A lovely sunday morning listen but not sure if it justifies a place on this list!

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Thu Feb 24 2022
3

I still have a ways to go before I'm totally on-board with Berman's voice. That said: I got on board with the longer instrumental sections in the second half, lyrics worth reading, love songs, the passage of time.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
3

Really dug the instrumentals, did not enjoy the vocals. Sounded like someone complaining at me for 35 minutes. Looks like it's some members of Pavement with a different vocalist, I guess that explains it.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

This is an album you need to sit down and take your time with. When David Berman sings, you need to listen to his lyrics. It has a country/indie rock charm, but there is always the feeling that there are storm clouds on the horizon. It's an album that needs a hug and a pat on the shoulder. Best Tracks: Slow Education; I Remember Me; Tennessee

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

Not a terrible album by any stretch, but just alright. It's a decent listen, but nothing really stands out as an important track. Definitely feels like a product of it's time.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
3

Quaint little album. Feels very personal and intimate which I enjoyed, and the song topics are interesting and meaningful. Overall pretty decent for something that is not my usual genre. 6/10

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Mon Apr 04 2022
3

Tranquilo y diferente

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Mon Apr 11 2022
3

Nokkuð gott indie rokk. Punny textar.

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Sun Apr 17 2022
3

Beautiful Americana/alt country but is it ground breaking or life changing enough to be on this list.

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Wed May 18 2022
3

Álbum proporciona um clima interessante.

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Thu May 19 2022
3

Meh...this one was okay. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. Definitely a stronger second half of the album, which is better than the reverse situation. My favorite tracks on this leaned more heavily country and less into...hipster-folk, if you can call it that? That's more what the first half of the album was IMO. Fave track: Tennessee. Yes, the "ten-I-see" pun was total cheese, but it was self-aware. And more importantly, the melody was calm and nice. Overall a smooth and enjoyable listening experience, but not SO enjoyable I'd revisit. The Mississippi of albums.

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Thu May 26 2022
3

Nice, country-infused indie. I like the sons, but can't really get on with the vocals. The singer's inability to hold a note appears to compromise delivery of the natural melody. This could have been a great album with an in-tune breathy female vocal. Rating: 3/5 Playlist track: Slow Education Date listened: 25/05/22

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Mon May 30 2022
3

Quite a good album

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Sun Jun 05 2022
3

Indie rock lento. Ni fu ni fa.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
3

Heard of them before but never listened, pleasant lo-fi American indie with some good songs rather undersold by singing that may be an acquired tastes.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
3

A somewhat mediocre album. Mediocre voice, mediocre lyrics, mediocre arragments. 1-2 songs that are good, but no 1001 for me. (5/10) FT: I Remember Me

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Fri Jun 24 2022
3

Bit too talky

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Thu Jun 30 2022
3

alrigjt

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Thu Jun 30 2022
3

okish

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Mon Jul 04 2022
3

Great moody alt-country vibe. Excellent balance of the twangy and the dissonant. It took me a couple of songs to settle into David Berman's vocal style, but it works here. Will definitely revisit this. Fave Songs: Transylvania Blues, Room Games and Diamond Rain, I Remember Me, Death of an Heir of Sorrows, Slow Education

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

The vocals are a bit out of tune but that's maybe what makes this so goddamn cosy.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
3

In the “to be revisited” pile. The vocals are throwing me for a loop, but the songs are enjoyable and varied, and I love some of the lyrics.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

Silver Jews are always good

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Sun Jul 24 2022
3

Good album but just really weird. The last 2 tracks are the best imo.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
3

I enjoyed the album, 1st time I have ever heard it. It sounded a bit like Wilco.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
3

It was just ok

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Sun Aug 07 2022
3

Best een leuk album. Muziekaal erg prettig maar de neuzige zang is toch niet helemaal mijn ding.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
3

Die wat onvaste stem daargelaten, vond ik dit best goed te pruimen.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

This is an indie band and I cannot be convinced otherwise. Very generic and forgettable. I've listened to a few tracks per day for several days and EVERY time I turn it on I go "oh THIS is what these guys sound like?" This list is full of swings and roundabouts, to be sure, but I've been going through a stretch of like... just boring corn fields.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

Have you heard of ‘indie’ music ?

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Fri Aug 26 2022
3

I can dig it Sounds like Willie style country "Leave Kentucky" 10/10 "We're off to the land of hot middle aged women" hahaha

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

I liked it. It's very Pavementy in its half-arsedness and it's dry wit, but with a more Americana edge to it. Less keen on that, but I've saved three songs that impressed me (Nashville, I Remember Me and Let's Not and Say We Did, all witty, wonky fun). It doesn't necessarily have much in the way of tonal variation, which is a blessing or a curse, depending on your mood when you're listening, I suppose! It also feels a little dated - this feels like it belongs to the early noughties, with films featuring manic indie pixie dream girls, ironic homophobia and people into this sort of thing being fiercely competitive about having a more obscure artist... and I bet that you haven't even heard of Bardo Pond, who did this miles better ;-)

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

I had never heard of this band before. And when I started listening to the album, I thought - can I actually put up with this guy’s drone of a voice? Well I could, because he’s such an interesting lyricist. There are so many wonderful lines. From the track Tennessee : writing sad songs and paid by the tear & Punk rock died when the first kid said punk’s not dead. From Horselike Swastikas : … And I wanna be like water if I can cause water doesn't give a damn. Not surprising to learn that David Berman was first & foremost a poet. The music is fine, but it’s Berman’s words which steal the show. It’s been a real discovery for me.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

Once there was a time when I'd have run a mile from anything remotely country. That's changed (via a dive into Bluegrass and Americana inspired by Sacred Harp singing and three years living in the US), and I quite like some alt-Country and Country-inflected indie music. (I've cheated and looked at the full list to see if Gillian Welch is on it, for example...looking forward to that!) I didn't have time to do justice to this album. But initial impressions were that it's good - good songwriting, well produced, but for the most part not really inspiring me to come back for more. One track that did get my attention (thanks initially to the oddly present tambourine) was the instrumental track Transylvania Blues.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

American landfill indie, pretty bad but not offensively so. A couple of really upsetting puns (e.g. 10 I see / Tennessee), fairly dull music, but difficult to properly hate. Sounds like another three to me!

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Wed Sep 21 2022
3

I'm interested in this band, but I didn't really like this album. But it's also not considered their best, or even their second best, so I'm not sure why it's included over a couple of their earlier releases. So I'll listen to something else by them to see if this album just didn't sit right with me for some reason during this first listen.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

Like Wilco and Pavement had a musical baby. Simple album.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

Indie lo-fi de manual. Melangiós, intrigant, atractiu i amb uns arranjaments de guitarra interessants. Banda sonora ideals pels losers de començaments de segle

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

3.4 - Listen to “Natural Bridge” instead. While this might be a tuneful and more accessible introduction to David Berman’s impressionistic poetry, it doesn’t have the barrage of mind-bending bars as NB. I do love the honky-rink twang of “Tennessee” and “Friday Night Fever”, though.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
3

I thought that I'm listening Lou Reed.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

Nothing wrong with it, nothing special

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Fri Nov 11 2022
3

Some alright stuff, but some so so

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Sun Nov 13 2022
3

Stand-outs: "Room Games and Diamond Rain," "I Remember Me," "Transylvania Blues," "Tennessee"

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

Indie-alt-country. Somewhat boring.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

I don't think I really felt much on this one. Nice tones.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
3

kind of alright. He's got a voice that sounds a bit like a camp bear in a cartoon. like a cross between mr slave and sexual harassment panda.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
2

ok, but a bit boring and with no rhyme

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Wed Mar 23 2022
2

Ok, some hipster cunt (I assume fairly safely) trying to be Bob Dylan. Problem is, the original Bob Dylan is fucking horrendous - why would anyone then want an imitation? This shit just makes me cringe. Stop pretending your lyrics are deep. Stop pretending your whiny hipster folk shit "poetry" has anything to do with country. And learn to hold a note ffs. You're an embarrassment. 2/5 - should be a 1 but it only pissed me off for half an hour.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
2

Hate the vocals. 4/10

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Mon Apr 04 2022
2

The name and cover art do not inspire me to listen. But this my album today so listen I will. First song, slow education, lyrically strong start in that the first verse makes me want to hear the second verse. But it never really gets going. Some of the turns of phrase are nice but they feel thrown together instead of building to a greater narrative. Let's Not and Say We Did almost won me over. But in the end I can't say the album is more than "fine".

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Wed Apr 20 2022
2

Interesting. Not my favorite, but certainly has a place amongst bands like Cowboy Junkies.

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Mon Apr 25 2022
2

Kolejne indyjskie rokowanie z hameryki, nowosc wedlug lastfma, ale nowosc nie nowosc, bo polowa skladu to czlonkowie pavementa, ktory rozpadl sie w 99, ale liderem jest zupelnie inny pan, ktory poprowadzil indyjskosc w kierunku smutnych piosenek, mowa o panu Bermanie, ktory jest odpowiedzialny na teksty i wokale wiekszosci utworow, dodatkowo brzdaka na gitarce, pewnie na tym akustyku, bo plyta stara sie laczyc brzmienia akustyczne z elektrycznymi, banda podczas nagran liczyla siedem osob, wiec brzmienie ma zalozona teksture i potrafi zaczynac sie minimalistycznie zeby dodawac kolejne instrumenty jak w miare progresuje utwor, wiec pod tym wzgledem jest w miare roznorodnie, ale wokalnie i lirycznie calosc brzmi nijako, wiekszosc jak typowe smutne indyjskie kawalki na ktorych pan Berman razem ze swoja pania Berman wylewa z siebie smutki bialego czleka artystycznie obdazonego wrazliwoscia na otaczajacy swiat, bywaja takze kompozycje bardziej pavementowe, ktore jakos przypominaja ten humorek i energie lofikowa przemycana przez bande, dobrym przykladem bedzie tutaj lets not and say we did, ale takie piosenki sa w mniejszosci na tym srednio dlugim, bo 35 minutowym krazku, na plejke dodam jedynie zamkyjacego death of the heir of sorrows, ktory przypadl mi do gustu za pianinkowe wstawki i najlepsza prezentacje energii typu braku energii, ktora dominuje cale nagranie i dopiero na ostatnim traku wychodzi w pelnej krasie

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Wed Apr 27 2022
2

Me aburro. No le encontré nada interesante o memorable a este disco, ni razones para estar en la lista. Suena a indie con contry sin mayor detalle especial, salvo lo depresivo del tipo (que lo llevó al suicidio en 2019 según leí) pero eso no es mérito alguno… En fin, solo llega a la segunda estrella porque aunque no llamó la atención en dos vueltas, tampoco fue algo que me sonara fatal.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
2

I'm not a vocals snob at all, but there's something about the lofi, low effort vocals here that are not doing it for me. Sometimes I find this kind of thing really charming and genuine. But in this case, it's just not doing it.

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Thu May 05 2022
2

I read a piece describing the Silver Jews as being ‘ramshackle’, and that’s exactly how ‘Bright Flight’ sounds. That and bleak. Founder and main man David Berman’s songs and lyrics are the aural equivalent of defeat. From what I’ve read it sounds like he had a tortured life, and that experience often informs the tone of this record. YMMV, but I don’t see myself revisiting this any time soon.

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Fri May 06 2022
2

Needs a second listen but I didn't find it that accessible on the first listen

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Wed Jun 01 2022
2

Not my kind of music but I didn’t hate it. That Transylvania has more teeth at least for a while. Boring

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Fri Jun 03 2022
2

Pretty meh

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Fri Jun 10 2022
2

Weird, country rock, with bad lyrics

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Thu Jun 16 2022
2

the fact that two of the guys on this album were also in pavement isnt surprising, but i feel like this lacked something pavement had. didnt enjoy it

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Thu Jun 16 2022
2

Kinda like Leonard cohen but without the emotional impact

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Mon Jul 04 2022
2

Another boring questionable choice for this list

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Mon Jul 04 2022
2

Frustrating. There are so many elements to this that I should love, but it just doesn't really work for me at all. I love a good alt-country album and this just isn't it. Friday Night Fever is pretty good but it came far too late to save this album or make me want to re-listen. I'd give it a 1.5 if I could.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
2

Struggled with this one but a few bright moments

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Wed Jul 06 2022
2

Pretty boring, didn't really like the vocals.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
2

This 35 minute album achieved something I thought impossible, feeling what entering the event horizon of a black hole was like without leaving earth. Time slowed down, a lot. It felt like over an hour of boredom. So many things to dislike. Lyrics that I'm sure were meant to be profound missed the mark. Cliched twang of a country guitar, and that droning voice. No thanks.

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Sun Jul 10 2022
2

This somehow sounds bored and drunk at the same time, like an overtired child just making noise with its mouth because it doesn't want to go to sleep.

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Sun Aug 14 2022
2

Ok. So the music is entirely uninspired, the "singing" is just a dude mumbling and never quite hitting maybe 3 notes. But the backstory of the frontman and his life are tragic and fascinating. But I'm not rating his life. Just this album. And it's bollocks. (He won't be reading this, or any, review.)

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Fri Aug 26 2022
2

Lyrics we're interesting but music was boring/basic. Almost spoken word on some tracks.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
2

oof, do not like. Reasonably adequate country-backed songs, some clever lyrics, but the voice... I understand that the Silver Jews were originally intended to be deliberately bad, but I can't tell whether this singing is ironically bad or just plain bad. It is passionless, lifeless, tuneless and without flavour. Did not enjoy.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
2

While listening to this all I could think "There better be some Flying Burrito Brothers or New Riders" in the 1001.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
2

Quirky lyrics, but the music didn’t interest me

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Tue Oct 04 2022
2

Interesting, but definitely not for me. I do really appreciate the lo-fi "slice of life", soothing quality of this record but I don't love the vocals and the way the lyrics constantly go from good to cheesy real quick. My favorite track was the instrumental "Transylvania Blues" which was a nice change of pace.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
2

Don’t much like the country influences or the singer’s voice. Lyrics are good though

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Fri Oct 21 2022
2

Al zit er hier en daar een geniale lyric in, de muziek is maar zozo

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Wed Oct 26 2022
2

Fucking hell, this guys voice and pitch are terrible. Had to stop midway through. Can't finish this one. Some okayish indie vibes on the first 3 tracks but can't listen to this.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
2

meh

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Fri Nov 18 2022
2

Like flying into the twin towers

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Thu Nov 24 2022
2

Wow, I was really sick of this guy by the end of the album. Musically and lyrically, I quite like it, but his voice and singing style ruin it for me. When the female vocal popped up on "Tenessee" it gave me such relief. At that point I just kind of accepted that this isn't my cup of tea.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
2

I suppose the lyrics deserve some mention but for me Transylvania Blues was the best track, and it was an instrumental. All in all, this album was 35 minutes of my life that I'll never get back.

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Fri May 20 2022
1

Not keen hated his voice

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Sun Jun 12 2022
1

Sucks. I hate the music and the insipid trying too hard to be “different” lyrics. I hate the sucky ass ugly album cover too. Sucks.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
1

I tried my hardest to find any redeeming factors during this listen, but honestly the vocals from this band are impossible to enjoy. Off key whining over generic music. Do not recommend.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
1

Deze bandnaam zou nu niet meer kunnen. Enfin, ik heb het einde van deze plaat niet gehaald.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
1

Horrible crap

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Mon Sep 12 2022
1

Bad

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Fri Sep 23 2022
1

To make this 0 stars he could sing about F1.

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Sun Sep 25 2022
1

Meh. Why is this on a list of best anything? Its really forgettable crap. 1/5

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Fri Oct 21 2022
1

Bad lazy singing ruins any enjoyment of this album for me.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
1

Off brand Johnny Cash. Not good at all

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Thu Dec 01 2022
1

Feels like it's trying too hard to be edgy and emo.

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