Wednesday, November 19, 2008

CALEXICO - SONIC WINDS (2008)

SPAGHETTI TRAGEDY
ARTIST`````CALEXICO
ALBUM`````
SONIC WINDS
GENRE`````AMERICANA, INDIE, ALTERNATIVE, EXPERIMENTAL
YEAR````````2008
NOT AN OFFICIAL COMPILATION!

WHY:
Many people are annoyed by Calexico on different levels and I can understand why. The singer is acctualy whispering most of the times because he sucks when he tries to sing with a full voice. They mostly sound really, really bad on live performances.Their music is mostly pure atmo-emo esthetics and their lyrics can sometimes be quite crappy.
But somehow I stayed with them for 5 years, mingling inside their
spaghetti eclectic discography, always finding several gems on each album they published. I was always amazed by the fact that every time I listened to any of their albums I completely hated some songs while adoring 2, 3 tracks that blasted my mind.

If a band can play a spectacularly sad guitar solo like the one on "El Morro", create an apocalyptic song like "Humano" or make a good song like "Sonic Wind" - all of their other songs can be pure crap as far as I a concerned. I'll always listen to every new album they publish.

Here is my selection (my best of) of the often crappy often brilliant band Calexico.

TRACKLIST:
01 - Ritual Road Map
02 - Frontera
03 - The Ride (pt.II)
04 - All the Pretty Horses
05 - Two Silver Trees
06 - Sonic Wind
07 - Gipsy's Curse
08 - El Morro
09 - Dead Man's Will
10 - The Black Light
11 - Pepito
12 - Close Behind
13 - Clothes of Sand
14 - Humano (instrumental)
15 - Gift X-change
16 - Fade
17 - Woven Birds
18 - Over Your Shoulder
19 - Burn That Broken Bed
20 - Wash
21 - Glowing Heart Of The World


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18 comments:

TalkingBook said...

I feel pretty much the same way about Calexico. Some great songs, many decent songs, a couple of downright stinkers. Drunken Waltz is actually one of my favorites to play & sing on guitar.

Have you heard Castanets? I saw them (him) at a concert a few months back, and I was pretty impressed. Kind of a mix between Low, Neil Young's Dead Man album and a hint of Calexico at moments. The concert was definitely more intense than the albums, but they're pretty good too.

p.s. Welcome back, I was beginning to wonder if you hadn't given up the dream. :P

Panda Stuffer said...

greets talkingbook:) I havent heard for Castanets. I'll look for them but if you have some links just paste them here:)

Anonymous said...

thanks for this compilation, I'm not very into Calexico, but with the compilation they come closer to me perhaps, or i beginn to understand, why they are so praised by critics...

Panda Stuffer said...

As I see it they are over-praised. I love their stuff but often they can be very plain so I think the critics are just following the flow.

Anonymous said...

they do a great version of "All Tomorrows Parties" live...


love a reup

thanks for panda

Panda Stuffer said...

Dammit I don't know who keeps reporting this file. Some far more commercial albums are staying alive here for months and months but this one...

Anonymous said...

broken link??

Jack Celliers said...

broken link.... :(

Peter said...

The problem with this getting shut down is Touch and Go Records. Calexico are on Quarterstick, which is really Touch and Go. Touch and Go seem to have a Blog Police or something...

Panda Stuffer said...

Uploaded again so get it fast!

Jonathan Rimorin said...

Yes I have gotten yes life is wonderful bwaaahahahhahahhaaa thanks for bleeding panda!!

Anonymous said...

dead link again, could you reupload please? thanks so much.

Jack Celliers said...

I wasn't fast enough goddamn it!

Maybe it could be reuploaded as: "That thing I told you guys, remember? The one hard to keep online..." and some name as "Rock around the clock"...

Panda Stuffer said...

Hahaha, hahahahahaaaa, hahaha!

OK ;)

Stay tuned :)

hahhaahha, hahha

Anonymous said...

dead link again, could you reupload please? thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

dead link again, could you reupload please? thanks so much.

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Panda Stuffer said...

Here's the link

http://www.mediafire.com/?knjnzodjqoh

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