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Hold Time


Download links and information about Hold Time by M. Ward. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 44:36 minutes.

Artist: M. Ward
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 14
Duration: 44:36
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No. Title Length
1. For Beginners 2:47
2. Never Had Nobody Like You (feat. Zooey Deschanel) 2:26
3. Jailbird 2:31
4. Hold Time 3:05
5. Rave On (feat. Zooey Deschanel) 3:35
6. To Save Me (feat. Jason Lytle) 3:01
7. One Hundred Million Years 2:11
8. Stars of Leo 3:18
9. Fisher of Men 3:12
10. Oh Lonesome Me (feat. Lucinda Williams) 6:05
11. Epistemology 3:49
12. Blake's View 2:29
13. Shangri-La 2:20
14. Outro (AKA: I'm a Fool to Want You) 3:47



Portland’s M. Ward has charmed and entranced a steadily growing audience since his 1999 debut, and he spent a portion of 2008 basking in the quasi-spotlight with the success of She & Him, his musical pairing with Zooey Deschanel. "For Beginners” opens the set with subdued, Buddy Holly-influenced guitar strumming, a gentle undercurrent to Ward’s warm and gently rugged voice. This is a superb collection of songs, with gems like the languid cover of Don Gibson’s “Oh Lonesome Me,” where Ward duets with Lucinda Williams, and a woozy, late-night take on Holly’s “Rave On” with Deschanel helping out on vocals. Jason Lytle of Grandaddy shows up on “To Save Me,” a lush nod to ‘60s pop, and the spirit of Nick Lowe is palpable on tracks like the introspective, hazy title track and the playful “Stars of Leo.” With clever lyrics, a stand-up bass, guitars lovingly strummed and picked, and an ever-present cloak of reverb around Ward’s voice, Hold Time feels soothing, familiar, and altogether necessary. And just like the venerable Nick Lowe, it seems clear that M. Ward has a vast reserve of first-rate music that will keep him going a good long time.