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Congregation

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01
Her Against Me
0:47  
02
I'm Her Slave
2:59  
03
Turn On The Water
4:18  
04
Conjure Me
4:04  
05
Kiss The Floor
4:00  
06
Congregation
4:28  
07
This Is My Confession
3:13  
08
Dedicate It
3:23  
09
The Temple
4:07  
10
Let Me Lie To You
4:36  
11
Tonight
3:42  
12
Miles Iz Ded
5:06  
Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 44:43

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03.15.10
Afghan Whigs, Congregation
1992 | Label: Sub Pop / PIAS Digital

Afghan Whigs were an anomaly among the early Sub Pop bands. They were from unfashionable Cincinnati rather than the Pacific Northwest; smoldering singer-guitarist Greg Dulli wrote lyrics that treated sex as a devastating obsession rather than making easy jokes out of it or ignoring it altogether. And, unlike almost every other underground rock band of the time, they were obsessed with the erotic buzz of classic soul music. (You’d never mistake their grimy, headlong rock… read more »

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Good but not their best

Diseasedmind

For me at least Afghan Whigs are defined by two albums: Gentlemen and Black Love. Congregation sounds very much like 'Whigs Lite' to me - both sonically and lyrically. A few moments on this album allude to what was to come (I'm Her Slave for example) but over all it's a bit short in the intensity department. If you've not heard the band before and don't feel like laying out actual cash on a CD or amazon download it's a good enough point to start - but if you like this you should find the others post haste :)

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