Execution of All Things

The Execution of All Things

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by Rilo Kiley
     
 

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Are they an indie rock band inspired by country, or a country band influenced by indie rock? Whichever the case may be, The Execution of All Things finds Rilo Kiley establishing a wonderful balance of beautiful indie rock and subtle country. Several guests are on such instruments as French…  See more details below

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Are they an indie rock band inspired by country, or a country band influenced by indie rock? Whichever the case may be, The Execution of All Things finds Rilo Kiley establishing a wonderful balance of beautiful indie rock and subtle country. Several guests are on such instruments as French horn, cello, flute, and accordion, while there's also a "boy choir" that includes Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes. It all adds brilliantly to Rilo Kiley's passionate and powerful songwriting. "With Arms Outstretched" evokes a country feel in its lyrics, yet has all the sensibility of indie pop. "It's 16 miles to the promised land and I promise you I'm doing the best I can," Jenny Lewis sings. "I visit these mountains with frequency and I stand here with my arms up." You may want to watch out for the unexpected, though infrequent, foul language, but otherwise this strong follow-up to Take-Offs & Landings fits right in with the already respected Saddle Creek roster.

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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Rob Brunner
A fine album...an old-school indie-rock disc reminiscent of Bettie Serveert, Rainer Maria, and Liz Phair. (A-)

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
Label:
Saddle Creek
UPC:
0648401004724
catalogNumber:
47
Rank:
43716

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rilo Kiley   Primary Artist
Rick Ricker   French Horn
Mike Mogis   Banjo,Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Glockenspiel,Vibes
Pierre de Reeder   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
A.J. Mogis   Choir, Chorus,Boy's Choir
Tim Kasher   Accordion
Jiha Lee   Flute
Ryan Fox   Saxophone
Blake Sennett   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Harmony,Boy's Choir
Jason Boesel   Drums,Glockenspiel,Choir, Chorus,Orchestra Bells,Boy's Choir
Jenny Lewis   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,fender rhodes
Conor Oberst   Choir, Chorus,Boy's Choir
Gretta Cohn   Cello

Technical Credits

Andy Ward   Artwork
Mike Mogis   Producer,Engineer
Blake Sennett   Engineer

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The Execution of All Things 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Rilo Kiley is a great band, with a unique sound all their own. The lyrics are great, the vocals emotional and the album a must have. My friend got me into this band and now I'm going to see them live, i love this cd, i listen to it everyday!
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