Tourniquet [Japan Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Tim DiGravina
Even Johansen's second album under the Magnet moniker is a lushly produced collection of dreamy bedroom ballads. The Tourniquet compares favorably to efforts from Johansen's singer/songwriter peers such as Josh Rouse, Ron Sexsmith, and Jason Falkner; the latter's fingerprints are all over the album as a producer and general collaborator. While syrupy tunes like "Fall at Your Feet" and "Miss Her So" might paint Magnet as an unhip, dreamy confectioner, listeners weaned on heart-on-their-sleeve artists like Keane, Rufus Wainwright, and David Gray will find the confessionalist footing here quite familiar. Gray's White Ladder-style electronic-gurgling undercurrent is a clear ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim DiGravina
Even Johansen's second album under the Magnet moniker is a lushly produced collection of dreamy bedroom ballads. The Tourniquet compares favorably to efforts from Johansen's singer/songwriter peers such as Josh Rouse, Ron Sexsmith, and Jason Falkner; the latter's fingerprints are all over the album as a producer and general collaborator. While syrupy tunes like "Fall at Your Feet" and "Miss Her So" might paint Magnet as an unhip, dreamy confectioner, listeners weaned on heart-on-their-sleeve artists like Keane, Rufus Wainwright, and David Gray will find the confessionalist footing here quite familiar. Gray's White Ladder-style electronic-gurgling undercurrent is a clear influence on these 11 tracks, but counting the bpm would be a mistake, because the album has an acoustic heart underneath its electronic sheen. Magnet's calling cards are tales of lost loves, earnest lullaby-like vocals, and a slowly strummed guitar. The strongest moments come with the opener and closer, but everything that flows between them ebbs and flows with grace and restraint. While this restraint adds to the album's cohesive feel, it wouldn't have necessarily been a bad thing if Johansen had returned to the bite of "Hold On" a bit more. It's not always a good idea to sequence an album's strongest track first. But there's little reason to nitpick given that The Tourniquet is such a smooth, delightful whole. [The 2005 Japanese edition features one bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • Label: Sony Japan
  • EAN: 4547366022155
  • Catalog Number: 895
  • Sales rank: 341,205

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hold On
  2. 2 Duracellia
  3. 3 Pacemaker
  4. 4 Believe
  5. 5 All You Ask
  6. 6 Deadlock
  7. 7 Fall at Your Feet
  8. 8 Blow by Blow
  9. 9 Miss Her So
  10. 10 Jaws
  11. 11 The Mute
  12. 12 This Bird Can Never Fly
  13. 13 Good Mourning
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Magnet Primary Artist
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