Various Artists / Songreader
Album: Songreader   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Sep 2014
Label:Capitol Records Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-10-31 Pull Date: 2015-01-02
Week Ending: Dec 21 Dec 7 Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9
Airplays: 1 1 3 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 17, 2014: Eclectic Erudition sub for Yr Imaginary Friend
Don't Act Like Your Heart Isn't Hard
4. Nov 21, 2014: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Why Did You Make Me Care?
2. Dec 02, 2014: funk to folk
The Wolf Is On The Hill
5. Nov 20, 2014: The Extended Morning
I'm Down
3. Nov 22, 2014: Chilling with Diego
Title Of This Song
6. Nov 13, 2014: The Fishbowl
Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-10-19
These are the first official recordings from Beck’s Song Reader project, where he released an “album” of sheet music. There are a wide variety of artists and styles, although they lean towards the folk-rocky, like Beck himself. There a few surprises, including Juanes’s Latin pop (track 9) and Jack Black’s show tune (track 18). It’s also a benefit album, with proceeds going to David Eggers’ 826 Valencia project, which helps school children with creative writing.
Highlights: Track 4 (Norah Jones), 7 (Jack White), 8 (Beck)
Also good: Tracks 1 (Moses Sumney), 2 (fun.), 14 (Marc Ribot), 17 (Swamp Dogg)

1. Moses Sumney. vocal heavy, soulful, a bit slow, acoustic, picks up about 2/3 through

2. fun. you can definitely tell it’s the fun vocalist. some nice vocals. typical fun. a little slow. soaring vocals over basic background beat. Kind of sounds like the Beatles

3. Tweedy. a little folky but fun

4. Norah Jones. one of the livelier songs. jazzy, piano, typical norah jones. more upbeat than the previous tracks. short (only 2 min)

5. Lord Huron. all these songs sound like the smiths to me/ something you would find on the 500 days of summer soundtrack. this one is slightly more upbeat.

6. Bob Forrest. Pretty slow. vaguely Bob Dylan-y.

7. Jack White. twangy. Jack White does bluesy country ballad? With some typical heavy guitar. Alternates between country ballad and typical Jack White guitar and drums with some nice piano thrown in.

8. Beck. The only song on the CD actually by Beck. It’s pretty good, very Beatle-esque. Similar to his stuff from Morning Phase.

9. Juanes! A nice twist. Translated the song into Spanish.

10. Laura Marling. Basic. Sugary vocals with a simple guitar backup.

11. Jarvis Cocker. more in the style of a typical Beck song.

12. David Johansen. southern bluesy big band swing, with a growly voice like Tom Waits

13. Jason Isbell. more aggressive guitar. lo fi rock.

14. Marc Ribot. Polka! Instrumental. Lotsa saxophone or it could be a clarinet or something. some windy instrument. moody. reminds me of Yann Tiersen.

15. Eleanor Friedberger. old school cabaret song.

16. Sparks. orchestral. Pretty intense, operatic.

17. Swamp Dogg. a soulful, bluesy ballad with simple vocals and a piano, like billy joel.

18. Jack Black. Exactly what you would expect from Jack Black singing a Beck song. Very show-tuney. The lyrics are pretty much nonsense.

19. Loudin Wainwright III. Bluegrass

20. Gabriel Kahane. instrumental. soundtrack like. like an old cartoon disney movie.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Moses Sumney Title Of This Song
2. Fun. Pleas Leave A Light On When You Go
3. Tweedy The Wolf Is On The Hill
4. Norah Jones Just Noise
5. Lord Huron Last Night You Were A Dream
6. Bob Forrest Saint Dude
7. Jack White I'm Down
8. Beck Heaven's Ladder
9. Juanes Don't Act Like Your Heart Isn't Hard
10. Laura Marling Sorry
11. Jarvis Cocker Eyes That Say "I Love You"
12. David Johnson Rough On Rats
13. Jason Isbell Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings
14. Marc Ribot The Last Polka
15. Elenor Friedberger Old Shanghai
16. Sparks Why Did You Make Me Care?
17. Swamp Dogg America, Her's My Boy
18. Jack Black We All Wear Cloaks
19. Loudon Wainwright Iii Do We? We Do
20. Gabriel Kahane &Ymusic Mutilation Rag