Saturday, September 02, 2006

Joanna Newsom - Sawdust & Diamonds

Sure, you've probably heard more about it than you've heard of it. Everyone's talking about how great it is, but is speechless about why it's so great. You've heard the producing specs: Steve Albini recording the harp and vocals, Van Dyke Parks arranging the orchestral parts, and all of it mixed by Jim O'Rourke. Therefore, of course, I have to say it's amazing. Sure, it may be one of those difficult second albums, but it'll take more than a few listens to appreciate.

Honestly, I don't want to jump on the band wagon, but I do really like the album, especially this song. It's definitely one of the more poppy songs on the album, much more upbeat. You need to listen, I can't explain it, but it's quite an experience.

I also really encourage you to check out these amazing live video performances from a concert in Birmingham here

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