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Destroyer of the Void

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Blitzen Trapper's fifth full-length album opens with the Portland, OR-based sextet's most challenging song to date, a sprawling six-minute prog rock epic that will draw forth from the lips of critics words like Queen, Bowie, ELO, Tull, and Beatles. Technically impressive and immaculately arranged and performed, "Destroyer of the Void" removes the kitchen sink from the equation early in the record, which helps pave the way for Destroyer of the Void, the album, to unfold. Frontman Eric Earley's obvious love of the Beach Boys, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young hangs like a fog over the Void, and his reliance on redemptive, outlaw, and biblical imagery often ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Blitzen Trapper's fifth full-length album opens with the Portland, OR-based sextet's most challenging song to date, a sprawling six-minute prog rock epic that will draw forth from the lips of critics words like Queen, Bowie, ELO, Tull, and Beatles. Technically impressive and immaculately arranged and performed, "Destroyer of the Void" removes the kitchen sink from the equation early in the record, which helps pave the way for Destroyer of the Void, the album, to unfold. Frontman Eric Earley's obvious love of the Beach Boys, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young hangs like a fog over the Void, and his reliance on redemptive, outlaw, and biblical imagery often feels like Nick Cave and 16 Horsepower without the torrential brimstone. Album highlights arrive in the form of murder ballads "The Man Who Would Speak True", lush desert hymns "Heaven and Earth", and Doors-inspired highway rockers "Dragon's Song", all of which feel lived in and appropriately sepia-toned.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2010
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787082524
  • Catalog Number: 70825
  • Sales rank: 100,954

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Destroyer of the Void (6:17)
  2. 2 Laughing Lover (3:09)
  3. 3 Below the Hurricane (5:26)
  4. 4 The Man Who Would Speak True (3:07)
  5. 5 Love and Hate (3:23)
  6. 6 Heaven and Earth (3:43)
  7. 7 Dragon's Song (3:02)
  8. 8 The Tree - Alela Diane (3:35)
  9. 9 Evening Star (3:42)
  10. 10 Lover Leave Me Drowning (3:26)
  11. 11 The Tailor (3:20)
  12. 12 Sadie (3:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blitzen Trapper Primary Artist
Alela Diane Background Vocals
Heather Woods Broderick Strings, Background Vocals
Kelly Meyer Strings
Technical Credits
Gregg Williams Engineer
Mike Coykendall Engineer
Peter Broderick String Arrangements
Eric Earley Composer, Producer, Artwork
Heather Woods Broderick String Arrangements
Liliana Adams-Villatoro Artwork
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