Algiers (album)

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Algiers
Studio album by Calexico
Released 11 September 2012
Recorded The Living Room Studio, Algiers, Louisiana; Wavelab Studio, Tucson, Arizona; Studio Calexico, Tucson, Arizona
Genre Alt-rock, indie folk, Americana, Tex-Mex, alt-country, post-rock
Length 46:34
Label Anti Records
Producer Joey Burns, John Convertino, Craig Schumacher
Calexico chronology
Carried to Dust
(2008)
Algiers
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76 out of 100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The AV Club A-[3]
Blurt 9/10 stars[4]
The Independent 4/5 stars[5]
Clash Music 8/10 stars[6]
Under the Radar 7.5/10 stars[7]
Consequence of Sound 2.5/5 stars[8]
Paste 7/10 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media 7.3/10 stars[10]

Algiers is the seventh studio album from Tucson, Arizona indie rock/Americana band Calexico, released on 11 September 2012.

The album's name comes from Algiers, New Orleans, which is where the album was recorded.[11]

Tracklist[edit]

All songs written by Joey Burns & John Convertino, except "Fortune Teller" by Joey Burns & Pieta Brown, and "No Te Vayas" by Jacob Valenzuela.

No. Title Length
1. "Epic"   4:14
2. "Splitter"   3:30
3. "Sinner in the Sea"   4:14
4. "Fortune Teller"   3:57
5. "Para"   3:53
6. "Algiers"   3:42
7. "Maybe on Monday"   3:37
8. "Puerto"   4:23
9. "Better and Better"   2:33
10. "No Te Vayas"   4:15
11. "Hush"   4:22
12. "The Vanishing Mind"   3:54

Personnel[edit]

Calexico below consists of:

  • John Convertino – Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone
  • Joey Burns – Vocals, Guitars, Upright Bass, Piano, Vibes, Keys, Accordion

Other Musicians below include:

  • Jacob Valenzuela – Trumpet, Vibes, Vocals (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12)
  • Martin Wenk – Trumpet, Vibes, Wurlitzer, Sampled Strings, Accordion, Theremin (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12)
  • Paul Niehaus – Pedal Steel (3, 5, 6, 11, 12)
  • Jairo Zavala – Vocals, Slide Guitar, Bazouki, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion (6, 8, 10)
  • Volker Zander – Upright Bass, Electric Bass (1, 2, 11, 12)
  • Craig Schumacher – Mellotron, Percussion, Wurlitzer (1, 3, 5, 7)
  • Sergio Mendoza – Piano (3, 8, 10)
  • Michael Carbajal – Trumpet (8, 10)
  • Michael Fan – Violin (11, 12)
  • Rose Todaro – Violin (11, 12)
  • Joseph Pagan – Viola (11, 12)
  • Anne Gratz – Cello (11, 12)
  • Craig Klein – Trombone (3)
  • Jason Mingledorff – Tenor and Baritone Saxophone (2)
  • Pieta Brown – Backing Vocals (4)
  • Tom Hagerman – Violins, Viola (5)
  • Chris Lopez – Baritone Trombone (8)
  • Chris Schultz – Moog Synth for Pedal Steel (11)

Chart[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Italian Albums Chart 35
US Billboard 200 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Algiers Review". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Algiers – Calexico Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  3. ^ Inman, Davis (11 September 2012). "Calexico Music". The AV Club. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Algiers by Calexico". Blurt. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (25 August 2012). "Algiers Review". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  6. ^ James, Gareth (4 September 2012). "Calexico – Algiers". Clash Music. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  7. ^ Karim, Alee (11 September 2012). "Review". Under the Radar. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  8. ^ Coplan, Chris (12 September 2012). "Album Review". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  9. ^ Heselgrave, Douglas (11 September 2012). "Calexico: Algiers". Paste. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  10. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (17 September 2012). "Calexico: Algiers". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  11. ^ Skinner, James (28 August 2012). "Review of Calexico". BBC Music. Retrieved 2012-09-15.