by Anaïs Mitchell
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Hadestown 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most involving CD's I've listened to. You just have to pay attention to every word, especially "Why We Build the Wall". I find myself singing songs from "Hadestown" all the time for no apparent reason except that the music stays in my brain and the words are totally thought provoking. Not only does this folk opera retell the Orpheus and Eurydice story and stay true to the legend, it can be related to today's world and all the stresses we are subjected to on a daily basis. All and all, Hadestown is PERFECT. Great music, beautiful voices, intelligent lyrics. What more can one ask for in a CD?
Mr.Bezuk More than 1 year ago
I am a long time fan of Ani DiFranco and an even longer time fan of Greg Brown so I had to give this a try. Not at all what I was expecting but that can be a good thing. This is a complex and creative theme album that will require many more listens before I have a full understanding of the work. I am impressed by the independent feeling of the work and the imagery that it conveys is dark yet hopeful. This album needs to be listened to in its entirety and is most certainly not back-ground music. It has an old folkie like me on my toes.
Colorado_Magpie More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting take on the Orpheus myth - a playfull rendering put to music, mostly in a folksy style. Some of the voices are a bit weak, but I love Greg Brown's voice. My main objection is the victim attitude of "We poor people are poor because we're being oppressed by the evil rich people." It's a bit too much of passe, self-defeating adolescent whining that gets a little old.
Molly3 More than 1 year ago
I took a chance on this one. I didn't know of Anais Mitchell before buying the CD, but I liked the song clips in the store. I was not disappointed after listening to the whole thing. The overall vibe is laid back and folksy, with hints of ragtime, jazz, and country thrown in. There are lots of familiar guests, including Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Petra Haden, and Ani DiFranco. It's a fun, pleasing listen.
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