Crime And The City Solution / American Twilight
Album: American Twilight   Collection:General
Artist:Crime And The City Solution   Added:May 2013
Label:Mute Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-05-19 Pull Date: 2013-07-21
Week Ending: Jul 7 Jun 30 Jun 23 Jun 2 May 26
Airplays: 2 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 03, 2013: Brownian Motion
Streets Of West Memphis
4. Jun 19, 2013: Brownian Motion
2. Jul 01, 2013: no way to say
Goddess, Streets Of West Memphis
5. May 30, 2013: The Sunset Life
Beyond Good And Evil
3. Jun 26, 2013: Minding The Gap - farewell.
My Love Takes Me There
6. May 29, 2013: Minding The Gap

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2013-05-14
New album by 80’s intensely influential stalwarts, contemporaries/incestuous bandmates with Nick Cave/Birthday Party, all Aussies who transplanted to the fertile soil of pre-wall-fall Berlin (see the Wim Wenders film “Wings of Desire”). Legendary is the only word. See also cronies The Triffids, an underappreciated Aussie band that some say Nick Cave ripped off. Lovely lovely dramatic stuff here, but the CD takes a few tracks to find it, leaning toward a more rockin’ style (sorta how Cave turned into Grinderman recently). All tracks are great. The absence of one Rowland S. Howard on guitar is glaring, heart wrenching. Its almost as if they purposely left the guitar understated in tribute to his late soul. FCC on title track 7.

1) (3:50) straight forward rock feel, somewhat tribal on the toms, reminds me a lot of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
2) (4:33) upbeat driving
3) (4:09) driving pace again but the vocals are more desperate and guitar twang appears, like what makes them great
4) (6:48) this sounds like the older stuff: a slow dark dramatic sway, epic and lovely (“best track”?)
5) (6:31) another chapter in the last two drama queens of songs, slow to build, heavy
6) (4:09) a slow swaying ballad, lovely and slow, slight western twang, dramatic soaring, wow
7) (5:19) FCC title track, quick “motherfucker”, upbeat rocker
8) (5:48) lovely duet, slow, somber violin, lyrics on the theme of America, our strengths, failings, great

Track Listing
1. Goddess   5. The Colonel
2. Riven Man   6. Beyond Good And Evil
3. My Love Takes Me There   7. American Twilight
4. Domina   8. Streets Of West Memphis