Posted a small review for the album Atlas on the morning of March 14th and took it down so that the review can run on Bearded Gentlemen Music. I had to option of keeping the original post on this website or running it exclusively on BeardedGent and I opted for the latter.
It occurred to me last night that I don't really "review" albums here anyways... it try to share stories about how I added the album to my collection.
While attending SXSW last night, I stopped into Waterloo Records and scored a copy of the record. Domino Records really went all out with the print production of the record. The record has been shipped in a protective record sleeve and the printed copy of the record contains a postcard sized image providing more details on the sleeve art of the album.
I've been streaming the album for weeks now and have only one personal complaint. Despite repetitive listens... I have no idea what the album is about. It's pleasant to listen to but I truly don't know what the narrative theme is. Lyrically, there may be some songs that could be classified as "sad" but I don't necessarily feel that when I hear the record.
It's simply a great album to have on while doing things like - work or reading. Which puts it in league with albums such as: Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain and The Weakerthans – Reconstruction Site. Two albums I can simply have on and still devote my attention to a task without interruption.
I'm really curious to hear what others do while listening to the album tho'.
Stand out tracks:
Artists: Real Estate
Producer: Tom Schick
Label: Domino Records
Recorded: The Magic Shop