American Breakdown

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Former Loose Diamond Troy Campbell offers up 11 mid-American heartland roots rock nuggets on his second solo album, American Breakdown. Expertly produced by bassist Gurf Morlix, Campbell's earnest voice creaks and croons stories of lost loves, lost memories, and long-gone locations, each with a different surprise ending or unexpected supporting cast. Like a stark Jon Dee Graham or Patty Griffin from a male perspective, his gritty, bittersweet songwriting captures not only the moment of heartbreak, but also the slow creep of realization when the loneliness settles in for the night. Campbell is at his most successful in the more stripped-down numbers like the gentle ...
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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Former Loose Diamond Troy Campbell offers up 11 mid-American heartland roots rock nuggets on his second solo album, American Breakdown. Expertly produced by bassist Gurf Morlix, Campbell's earnest voice creaks and croons stories of lost loves, lost memories, and long-gone locations, each with a different surprise ending or unexpected supporting cast. Like a stark Jon Dee Graham or Patty Griffin from a male perspective, his gritty, bittersweet songwriting captures not only the moment of heartbreak, but also the slow creep of realization when the loneliness settles in for the night. Campbell is at his most successful in the more stripped-down numbers like the gentle "Sorrytown" and the lovely duet with Eliza Gilkyson, "Ruby", but his fuzzed-up and layered songs certainly couldn't be seen as throwaways. With all of the doom and gloom occurring in the songs, Campbell still somehow manages to leave the listener with a sense of hope, as if all of the heartache and torment is only a passing stage, and he seems certain that there will be sunlight behind that last grey cloud.
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  • Release Date: 5/6/2003
  • Label: Loud House
  • UPC: 803001200420
  • Catalog Number: 2004

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sad Truth (3:16)
  2. 2 World of Tears (3:51)
  3. 3 American Breakdown (3:45)
  4. 4 Sorrytown (3:38)
  5. 5 Rosabelle (4:19)
  6. 6 Sleeping Without You (3:55)
  7. 7 The World Keeps on Ending (4:38)
  8. 8 Blind (5:41)
  9. 9 Pacific (4:27)
  10. 10 Home After Dark (5:27)
  11. 11 Ruby (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Troy Campbell Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Eliza Gilkyson Background Vocals
Corn Bred Background Vocals
Nick Connolly Keyboards
Gurf Morlix Organ, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Harmonium, Background Vocals, Octofone, Lap Steel Guitar
Booka Michel Percussion
Rick Richards Drums
Jon Sanchez Electric Guitar
Juliet Turner Background Vocals
Michael "Dino" Campbell Vocals
Jason White Drums
Jason White Drums
Technical Credits
Gurf Morlix Producer, Engineer, Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    American Breakdown

    Troy Campbell's sultry, seductive songs were originally introduced to me by my friend Barnes who lives up in Boston. Always an arbiter of good taste, he never steered me wrong before, having brought me to countless albums and artists I might never heard of before were it not for his tasteful tips. Still, I had no idea what to expect from 'American Breakdown', the second solo set from the former leader of Austin alt-country combo Loose Diamonds. In a word, it's simply superb. While Campbell remains faithful to the roots rock formula, it's the emotion that he imparts that sets him apart. 'The World Keeps On Ending' is a heartbreaking tale of hardship and heartbreak that's both convincing and compelling. The traditional sounding 'Rosabelle' tells a dual tale of a man going off to the dreariness of the mines and his lover who lives with the uncertainty of the fate that awaits him. 'World of Tears' and 'Sorrytown' are filled with reflection and contemplation, soaked in the sadness conveyed in their titles. Still, Campbell's not the type to be beaten down by circumstances. 'Sad Truth,' 'Blind' and 'Home After Dark' are rousing, resolute anthems buffered with riveting arrangements that build to anthem-like proportions. The sinewy rhythms surrounding Campbell's whispered vocals in 'Sleeping Without You' and the brooding atmospheric ambiance flowing through 'Pacific' further attest to Campbell's skills and ability. For those reasons and many more, 'American Breakdown' is one of the better efforts to come along this year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    American Breakdown

    Troy Campbell's second solo cd, "American Breakdown " is easily his best work .A rare voice and a beautiful songwriter. Cash

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