Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
Review: 5 - "A masterpiece of literature" by , written on May 4, 20020
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Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

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    Comes in various coloured sleeves, we cannot guarantee which one you will receive

    Perhaps LA's most well-loved postmodern troubadour, Joshua Tillman brings his third album as Father John Misty, a sprawling and theatrical epic polemic on just about all of our modern society. The quality of his writing here is far more complex and impressive, as heart-wrenching chord progressions and grandiose song structures keep the listener firmly in the palm of his hand. The album's title 'Pure Comedy' is the first stab of bitter irony here, as Tillman seems in a more serious and pensive mood than we became used to with tongue-in-cheek and self-assured previous albums 'Fear Fun' and 'I Love You, Honeybear'. That isn't to say that the album is totally humourless, but that Tillman uses it in smaller doses to antidote the cathartic and anxious emotion to far greater effect.

    Side 1
    1. "Pure Comedy" (6:20)
    2. "Total Entertainment Forever" (2:52)
    3. "Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution" (4:11)
    4. "Ballad Of The Dying Man" (4:52)
    Side 2
    1. "Birdie" (5:09)
    2. "Leaving LA" (13:10)
    Side 3
    1. "A Bigger Paper Bag" (4:36)
    2. "When The God Of Love Returns There'll Be Hell To Pay" (4:01)
    3. "Smoochie" (3:42)
    4. "Two Wildly Different Perspectives" (2:59)
    5. "The Memo" (5:18)
    Side 4
    1. "So I'm Growing Old On Magic Mountain" (9:51)
    2. "In Twenty Years Or So" (6:31)

    Comes in various coloured sleeves, we cannot guarantee which one you will receive

    Perhaps LA's most well-loved postmodern troubadour, Joshua Tillman brings his third album as Father John Misty, a sprawling and theatrical epic polemic on just about all of our modern society. The quality of his writing here is far more complex and impressive, as heart-wrenching chord progressions and grandiose song structures keep the listener firmly in the palm of his hand. The album's title 'Pure Comedy' is the first stab of bitter irony here, as Tillman seems in a more serious and pensive mood than we became used to with tongue-in-cheek and self-assured previous albums 'Fear Fun' and 'I Love You, Honeybear'. That isn't to say that the album is totally humourless, but that Tillman uses it in smaller doses to antidote the cathartic and anxious emotion to far greater effect.

    Side 1
    1. "Pure Comedy" (6:20)
    2. "Total Entertainment Forever" (2:52)
    3. "Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution" (4:11)
    4. "Ballad Of The Dying Man" (4:52)
    Side 2
    1. "Birdie" (5:09)
    2. "Leaving LA" (13:10)
    Side 3
    1. "A Bigger Paper Bag" (4:36)
    2. "When The God Of Love Returns There'll Be Hell To Pay" (4:01)
    3. "Smoochie" (3:42)
    4. "Two Wildly Different Perspectives" (2:59)
    5. "The Memo" (5:18)
    Side 4
    1. "So I'm Growing Old On Magic Mountain" (9:51)
    2. "In Twenty Years Or So" (6:31)