The Low Anthem Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
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  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Nonesuch

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.78
3 stars out of 5 -- "[Songs] like the 'Cage the Songbird' are comfort-food folk, and uptempo tracks like the raucous, Pogues-y singalong 'The Horizon Is a Beltway' are even better."
Q (Magazine) - p.125
4 stars out of 5 -- "The Low Anthem employ affecting harmonies, earthy blues, folk instrumentation and high levels of imaginative sympathy..."
Paste (magazine) (p.55) - "The Low Anthem is at its best composing songs fit for a hipster orchestra, with Knox's delicate vocals backed by an assortment of quirky instrumentation....These 12 songs are exquisite."
Uncut (magazine)
4 stars out of 5 -- "The Low Anthem appropriately draw on the vast tradition of apocalyptic folk for 'The Horizon Is A Beltway'..."


  • 1.Charlie Darwin - (featuring Graham Smith)
  • 2.To Ohio
  • 3.Ticket Taker
  • 4.The Horizon Is a Beltway
  • 5.Home I'll Never Be
  • 6.Cage the Songbird
  • 7.(Don't) Tremble
  • 8.Music Box
  • 9.Champion Angel
  • 10.To the Ghosts Who Write History Books
  • 11.Omgcd
  • 12.To Ohio (Reprise)

Product Description:

The Low Anthem: Jeffrey Prystowsky, Ben Knox Miller, Jocie Adams.
Personnel: Anna Williams (fiddle).
Audio Mixer: Brian Taylor.
Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Recording information: Adorea Studio, Hamden, CT; Block Island, RI; Harlem, NY; Oestern Studio, Williamsburg, NY.
On their 2009 release, OH MY GOD, CHARLIE DARWIN, Providence's the Low Anthem play delicate, meticulously constructed roots songs built on a comfortably worn folk template and featuring haunting vocal harmonies. The album's basic folk-rock structure is a familiar one, but sepia-toned songs such as "Ohio" and "Don't Tremble" still emanate a bittersweet truth. OMGCD is by and large a tranquil affair, but there are a few rave-ups (the firey, clanging "The Horizon is a Beltway" for one) thrown in for good measure. In the end, the Low Anthem's brand of Americana, not unlike that of M. Ward, offers nostalgic sentimentality held in check by a brilliant sense of craftsmanship. It's a delicate yet highly rewarding balance.

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  • Sales Rank: 120,401
  • UPC: 075597982237
  • Shipping Weight: 0.08/lbs (approx)
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