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Smoke Ring for My Halo (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about Smoke Ring for My Halo (Bonus Track Version) by Kurt Vile. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 48:05 minutes.

Artist: Kurt Vile
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 48:05
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No. Title Length
1. Baby's Arms 3:56
2. Jesus Fever 3:46
3. Puppet to the Man 3:52
4. On Tour 5:26
5. Society Is My Friend 5:39
6. Runner Ups 4:00
7. In My Time 3:47
8. Peeping Tomboy 4:24
9. Smoke Ring for My Halo 4:35
10. Ghost Town 6:23
11. (Shell Blues) 1:01
12. Wanna See God (Exclusive Track) 1:16



Smoke Ring for My Halo is Kurt Vile's fourth full-length release done in a “proper” studio and while the production is certainly cleaner than his lo-fi D.I.Y. days it’s hardly slick. But the improved sound quality allows his music, and especially his lyrics, to shine through easily. This album features well-crafted and focused songs filled with effortless hooks, elaborate melodies, and intriguing lyrics. With a voice that’s somewhere between a street tough and a slacker, or a slightly more animated Lou Reed, he tosses out wry lines such as this one from “Peeping Tomboy”: “I don’t wanna give up, but I kinda wanna lie down, but not sleep, just rest.” A skilled and inventive guitar player, Vile performs nimble acoustic finger-picking (“Baby’s Arms,” “Peeping Tomboy”), strums soulfully (“Jesus Fever”), and fires off gritty electric licks (“Puppet to the Man,” “In My Time”) while backed by his band, the Violators. There’s a vague and endearing strangeness about this album (and Vile’s music in general) that’s hard to pin down. Smoke Ring for My Halo is as infectious as it is perplexing.