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Century Flower


Download links and information about Century Flower by Shelleyan Orphan. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 36:31 minutes.

Artist: Shelleyan Orphan
Release date: 1989
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 36:31
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No. Title Length
1. Shatter 3:07
2. Timeblind 3:34
3. Tar Baby 4:33
4. Self 2:59
5. Summer Flies 3:24
6. The Silent Day 2:46
7. Century Flower 3:45
8. Amanita Muscaria 4:18
9. Between Two Waves 4:08
10. A Few Small Hours 3:57



Shelleyan Orphan deal in a type of art-rock that you'd expect to find on a label like 4AD; it's reserved, baroque, and endlessly beautiful. Century Flower, despite occasional lapses into cheesy art-rock cliches, features some great songwriting in this vein — the only problem is that slick, overly clean production makes the wonderful arrangements sound sterile and trite (a flaw which truly crippled the album that followed, Humroot). This is a shame, since the duo manages to use classical instruments like cellos, accordians, and oboes in a way that's anything but overdone, and singer Carolyn Crawley's voice works perfectly with the baroque style. A few flaws in production, however, shouldn't keep anyone away from such a well-written and uniquely styled album, — especially on wonderful tracks like "Shatter" and "Tar Baby."