Akron/Family (album)

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Akron/Family
Studio album by Akron/Family
Released March 22, 2005
Recorded 2003–2004, Brooklyn
Genre Freak folk
Length 60:50
Label Young God Records
Producer Michael Gira and Akron/Family
Akron/Family chronology
Akron/Family
(2005)
Angels of Light and Akron/Family
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10)[2]
Prefix Magazine (8/10)[3]
Stylus Magazine A−[4]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[5]

Akron/Family is the self-titled debut album by Akron/Family, released in 2005. The album was released on Young God Records on March 22 and was produced by the band with Michael Gira, head of the aforementioned record label.

The album is unusual for avoiding the band's more freeform elements. Seth from the group stated in an interview “I think when we made our first record, we had all these different sides to us as a band but we weren’t going to release a double record. I think Michael encouraged us to focus on some of things we’d recorded at home, stuff which tended to be more quiet"[6]

The track listing for the double vinyl version is slightly different from the CD version, with each format having 2 unique tracks.

Track listing[edit]

CD version

  1. "Before and Again" – 4:36
  2. "Suchness" – 3:26
  3. "Part of Corey" – 2:27
  4. "Italy" – 8:08
  5. "I'll Be on the Water" – 3:25
  6. "Running, Returning" – 4:33
  7. "Afford" – 3:57
  8. "Interlude: Ak Ak Was the Boat They Sailed in On" – 2:31
  9. "Sorrow Boy" – 3:43
  10. "Shoes" – 3:42
  11. "Lumen" – 5:30 – (CD exclusive)
  12. "How Do I Know" – 2:30
  13. "Franny/You're Human" – 5:58
  14. "[Untitled]" – 6:24 – (CD exclusive)

Vinyl version

side a

  1. "Before and Again" – 4:33
  2. "Suchness" – 3:26
  3. "Part of Corey" – 2:23
  4. "Dylan Pt.1" – 4:20 – (vinyl exclusive)

side b

  1. "Italy" – 8:08
  2. "I'll Be on the Water" – 3:25
  3. "Running, Returning" – 4:33

side c

  1. "Afford" – 3:57
  2. "Interlude: Ak Ak Was the Boat They Sailed in On" – 2:31
  3. "Sorrow Boy" – 3:43
  4. "Shoes" – 3:42

side d

  1. "Positive Vibration Force" – 4:57 – (vinyl exclusive)
  2. "How Do I Know" – 2:26
  3. "Franny/You're Human" – 5:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Prefix Magazine review
  4. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  5. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  6. ^ Alive :: Alive.co.uk/interviews :: Interviews