180 Gram Vinyl Record
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Limited edition 180-gram vinyl LP
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The first studio album from 10,000 Maniacs in more than a decade
"10,000 Maniacs should be enshrined with rock's royalty...inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It would be a much-deserved honor." — Dave Astor, Huffington Post
Natalie Merchant, of course, is long gone, departing the band for a solo career. The group's original lead guitarist, the virtuosic Robert Buck, died of liver failure in 2000 at age 42. Other personnel, like guitarist John Lombardo and singer Mary Ramsey, have come and gone, and come again. But the band from Jamestown, N.Y., has endured through it all.
Now comes Music from the Motion Picture, featuring a reconstituted 10,000 Maniacs releasing its first album of new material in 13 years. "Life seems like a motion picture sometimes. Many of the songs on the album are about our lives in the past 20 years," says Steve Gustafson, the group's long-time bassist, hence the album title.
"Indeed, many casual listeners could spin this 2013 album and be none the wiser of all the lineup shifts (indeed, Ramsey can sometimes sound like Merchant). Much of the album sounds even closer to prime Bush-era Maniacs than 1999's The Earth Pressed Flat: It's clean, gentle, and melodic, mellowed jangle pop that's always sweet, never melancholy. ... it's comfort music for Gen-X'ers, usually sure-footed (it stumbles only toward the end, when the reggae lilt of 'It's a Beautiful Life' is paired with the fussily moody 'Fine Line'), and sure to satisfy those who are looking for something that sounds like Blind Man's Zoo with a fresh coat of paint." — All Music Guide
|I Don't Love You Too|
|When We Walked On Clouds|
|Live For The Time Of Your Life|
|It's A Beautiful Life|