Halstead, Neil / Oh! Mighty Engine
Album: Oh! Mighty Engine   Collection:General
Artist:Halstead, Neil   Added:Aug 2008
Label:Brushfire Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-08-31 Pull Date: 2008-11-02
Week Ending: Oct 26 Oct 12 Oct 5 Sep 28 Sep 21 Sep 14 Sep 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 3 6

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 09, 2008: I once was Canadian (Best of 2008!)
Elevenses [sound bed]
4. Sep 30, 2008: I once was Canadian
A Gentle Heart
2. Oct 21, 2008: I once was Canadian
A Gentle Heart
5. Sep 23, 2008: I once was Canadian
3. Oct 07, 2008: I once was Canadian
6. Sep 16, 2008: I once was Canadian
A Gentle Heart

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-09-08
Hushed folk music on the second solo album from the Mojave 3/ Slowdive front man. Overall the album has a pretty consistent feel: subdued songs acoustic guitar with Halstead's easily distinguishable hushed vocals. A good album, though I may like his previous solo effort more.
My picks: 2, 11, 1, 5, 8 (FCC), 9, 10, 12 FCC: 8.
med-slow and pretty subdued. guitar, pedal steel.
med-fast. steady-strummed, reverbed guitars in the background. one of my favorites of the album.
mid tempo. strummed guitar and cute melody. piano later.
med-slow. a couple guitars, bass. a little sleepy/ dreamy.
mid tempo fingerpicked with drums. nice melody.
med-fast. finger snaps, fake drums, keyboards.
mid tempo. fingerpicked. subdued melody.
FCC ("fuck" near the beginning) med-fast. fingerpicked.
mid-tempo. drums w/ fingerpicked guitar over top. nice melody.
mid tempo. fingerpicked guitar, bass, keyboards. sort of grows on you as it goes along.
mid-tempo strummed guitar. mandolin and nice harmony vocals. drums later. one of my favorites of the album.
mid tempo, fingerpicked guitar and voice. pretty sparse.

Track Listing
1. Oh! Mighty Engine   7. No Mercy For The Muse
2. Elevenses   8. Sometimes The Wheels
3. Little Twig   9. Queen Bee
4. Witless Or Wise   10. Spinning For Spoonie
5. Paint A Face   11. A Gentle Heart
6. Always The Good   12. Baby, I Grew You A Beard