I Feel Alright

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All Music Guide - Jimmy Draper
"They say I should've known that I'd end up alone," ex-Dinosaur Jr. member Mike Johnson sings on the achingly beautiful and sarcastically titled I Feel Alright. It's a defeated and numb statement, but it's also the most typical sentiment found on Johnson's latest collection of melancholia, misery, and countrified blues. Singing with a basement baritone that immediately recalls Mark Lanegan, Johnson's songs come off as desperate juke-joint lovers' laments. Songs like "Turn Around," "One Liner," and "A Message to Pretty" are unnerving in their emotional honesty, and when silver-voiced Tiffany Anders joins him on the album's heartbreaking highlights, "I Don't Love You" and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jimmy Draper
"They say I should've known that I'd end up alone," ex-Dinosaur Jr. member Mike Johnson sings on the achingly beautiful and sarcastically titled I Feel Alright. It's a defeated and numb statement, but it's also the most typical sentiment found on Johnson's latest collection of melancholia, misery, and countrified blues. Singing with a basement baritone that immediately recalls Mark Lanegan, Johnson's songs come off as desperate juke-joint lovers' laments. Songs like "Turn Around," "One Liner," and "A Message to Pretty" are unnerving in their emotional honesty, and when silver-voiced Tiffany Anders joins him on the album's heartbreaking highlights, "I Don't Love You" and "I've Got to Have You," the effect is startlingly touching. Don't expect to find a pick-me-up on I Feel Alright, but for listeners who look to the bleakest musicians in their record collections when they're down and downtrodden, look no further than Mike Johnson.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/1998
  • Label: Up.
  • UPC: 796818005725
  • Catalog Number: 57
  • Sales rank: 243,952

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All There Is (4:22)
  2. 2 Turn Around (2:54)
  3. 3 I Don't Love You (3:51)
  4. 4 A Minor Aversion (2:15)
  5. 5 Not over Yet (4:04)
  6. 6 Leaving Greensleeves (2:48)
  7. 7 I've Got to Have You (3:33)
  8. 8 One Liner (3:41)
  9. 9 A Message to Pretty (2:39)
  10. 10 Impatient and Unwilling (4:13)
  11. 11 The Performer (2:52)
  12. 12 Tradewinds (5:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mike Johnson Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Josh Homme Bass
Dan Peters Drums
Eli Braden Organ, Piano, Electric Piano
Tiffany Anders Vocals, Vox Organ
David Krueger Violin
Claudia Groom Guitar, Slide Guitar
James Roth Pedal Steel Guitar
Brent Arnold Cello
Jen Charowhas Violin
John Atkins Bass
Geoff Johnson Violin
Technical Credits
Phil Ek Producer
Mike Johnson Producer
Hank Trotter Artwork
Brent Arnold String Arrangements
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