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The Execution of All Things

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All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
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.
Entertainment Weekly - Rob Brunner
A fine album...an old-school indie-rock disc reminiscent of Bettie Serveert, Rainer Maria, and Liz Phair. (A-)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/2002
  • Label: Saddle Creek
  • UPC: 648401004724
  • Catalog Number: 47
  • Sales rank: 47,456

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not your average Band

    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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