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Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea


Download links and information about Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea by Silver Jews. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 33:49 minutes.

Artist: Silver Jews
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 33:49
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No. Title Length
1. What Is Not But Could Be If 3:07
2. Aloysius, Bluegrass Drummer 1:54
3. Suffering Jukebox 4:21
4. My Pillow Is the Threshold 3:52
5. Strange Victory, Strange Defeat 2:43
6. Open Field 2:39
7. San Francisco B.C. 6:14
8. Candy Jail 2:30
9. Party Barge 2:54
10. We Could Be Looking for the Same Thing 3:35



The Silver Jews’ David Berman is not for everyone; his deadpan delivery makes Leonard Cohen sound like an accomplished singer. In the past, Berman’s backing band has often sounded as if they were recorded in the supply room closet of a local office building, and the modest country-rock has shuffled like one of its legs is asleep. For Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea, Berman and Co. have brightened the sound (“My Pillow is the Threshold”) and even show levels of rhythmic complexity and instrumental dexterity (“San Francisco, B.C.”). There’s still a shambling quality to their attack and Berman’s quirky charm remains in his odd, literate observations that come spurting forth at unexpected moments. “She was a no wave singer for a country act,” he offers in the unusually festive sounding “Aloysius, Bluegrass Drummer.” “What’s with all the handsome grandsons in these rockband magazines and what have they done with the fat ones, the bald, and the goateed?” he asks flatly during “Strange Victory, Strange Defeat.” Lots of weird moments to indulge in.