Lisbon

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
"Don't get heavy, let's be light," Hamilton Leithauser sings on "Woe Is Me," and that seems to be the Walkmen's creed on Lisbon. The Walkmen were more than heavy on their previous album, the gorgeously moody You & Me, and it's hard not to read the more upbeat attitude they have here as a response. This time, they dance on their troubles instead of drowning their sorrows -- although the organ on album opener "Juveniles" warms like the first sip of wine. But while the mood is lighter, things are never completely sunny in the Walkmen's world. "Victory" sounds like a winner's brash cheer, but bears the sting of being second place. "Woe Is Me" turns a pity party into an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
"Don't get heavy, let's be light," Hamilton Leithauser sings on "Woe Is Me," and that seems to be the Walkmen's creed on Lisbon. The Walkmen were more than heavy on their previous album, the gorgeously moody You & Me, and it's hard not to read the more upbeat attitude they have here as a response. This time, they dance on their troubles instead of drowning their sorrows -- although the organ on album opener "Juveniles" warms like the first sip of wine. But while the mood is lighter, things are never completely sunny in the Walkmen's world. "Victory" sounds like a winner's brash cheer, but bears the sting of being second place. "Woe Is Me" turns a pity party into an actual party, making reminiscences about a girl who was "my not so long ago" into one of the band's most immediately appealing songs in some time, while "Angela Surf City" shoots the curl of a difficult relationship's tides, ebbing and cresting like Bows + Arrows' "The Rat." These songs anchor Lisbon's hazier, sadder moments, of which there are plenty: the title track closes the album with a dreamy remembrance that echoes You & Me's brooding travelogue, minus that album's desolation; "Blue as Your Blood" and "Stranded" provide Lisbon's broken but ever-romantic heart, filled with transporting stories of black-eyed girls and waltzes among broken glass. Best of all is "While I Shovel the Snow," which once again proves what a rich muse winter is for the band. When Leithauser sighs "There's no life like the slow life," it's another potent Walkmen motto: Lisbon, like the rest of their music, is meant to be savored, the fullness of its songs allowed to develop over many listens.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • Label: Fat Possum Records
  • UPC: 767981122823
  • Catalog Number: 1228
  • Sales rank: 154,084

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Juveniles (4:27)
  2. 2 Angela Surf City (3:23)
  3. 3 Follow the Leader (2:01)
  4. 4 Blue as Your Blood (4:16)
  5. 5 Stranded (4:27)
  6. 6 Victory (4:06)
  7. 7 All My Great Designs (4:42)
  8. 8 Woe Is Me (3:29)
  9. 9 Torch Song (4:07)
  10. 10 While I Shovel the Snow (4:00)
  11. 11 Lisbon (5:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Walkmen Primary Artist
Matt Barrick Drums, Group Member
Paul Brandenburg Trumpet
Peter Bauer Organ, Piano, Group Member
Paul Maroon Guitar, Trumpet, Viola, Group Member
Alex Waterman Cello
Greg Glassman Trumpet
Hamilton Leithauser Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Alec Ounsworth Vocals
Rachel Golub Violin
Dana Lyn Violin
Joe Ancowitz Trumpet
Mike Irwin Trumpet
Clara Kennedy Cello
Kenny Warren Trumpet
Kevin Moehringer Trombone
Walter Martin Bass, Percussion, Group Member
John Kozan Trombone
Anna Stumpf Trumpet
Leyna Papach Violin
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Matt Barrick Composer
Luigi Ghirri Cover Photo
Peter Bauer Composer
John Congleton Producer, Engineer
The Walkmen Composer, Producer, Engineer
Chris Zane Engineer
Hamilton Leithauser Composer
Walter Martin Composer
Fred Maroon Composer, Inside Photo
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