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Wilderness

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Way Of The Sun
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Leaders
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O, Ky
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Go Away
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Judy, Judy
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No More
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Think Again
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Cheap Rhyme
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O, Lord
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Without You
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Wilderness
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 54:11

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Amanda Petrusich

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Amanda Petrusich is the author of the forthcoming DO NOT SELL AT ANY PRICE (Scribner), a book about collectors of rare 78 rpm records (if you’ve got a basement...more »

04.22.11
Impeccably arranged, undeniably graceful
Label: Thrill Jockey

Archer Prewitt's artistic twitches have always been extraordinarily well tended-to: the singer/multi-instrumentalist presently slings guitar for Chicago indie veterans the Sea and Cake, and supplies comics and illustrations (the cover art for Wilderness is a Prewitt original) for a variety of national publications. Still, Prewitt's prolific solo career as a singer/songwriter is far too hefty to be written off as distracted noodling: Wilderness, Prewitt's fourth solo album, is an impeccably arranged collection of songs that,… read more »

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his best album

thebooklover

i've long had a soft spot for mr. prewitt and his endeavors (the coctails, and esp. the sea and cake), but as his solo albums go, this is definitely his best. his previous albums have all had great moments, but have either felt tentative or overly indulgent in spots too. but as the emusic reviewer noted, grace -and just a little grit-are the watchwords here.

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How come I'm so late to this party?

SavagePopster

I hear pleasant hints of George Harrison and Grant McLennan in Prewitt's voice with music that is finely-crafted pop somewhere between the Beatles and Chris Bell (Big Star). To me it tastes like Belgian chocolate, subtle with a wonderful aftertaste, leaving you wanting more.

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Beautiful.

pea

This album really does it for me, both musically and lyric-wise. I got goose bumps on more than one occasion while listening. It's the first ever album by Archer Prewitt that I've bought. It won't be the last.

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Archer Prewitt has been putting out intelligent, sophisticated pop music for some time now, and Wilderness is another absolute gem. There’s a certain sense of melancholy running throughout, but this is often belied by the upbeat music, which often takes unexpected yet totally natural twists and turns. Tempos change in mid-tune, and sparse accompaniment will suddenly blossom into a lush cinematic sound with horns and strings, as on the majestic coda to “Cheap Rhyme.” The band is spot-on, and the album has an inviting, relaxed sound. The songs are utterly engaging, and the detailed arrangements reveal more with each listen. Choosing highlights would be arbitrary at best; Prewitt has written a great batch of tunes, and the production and arrangements show him to be a supreme pop craftsman. – Sean Westergaard

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