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)
Edge of the Sun
(2015)
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
13. "Dead Moon (deluxe edition bonus track)"   3:37
14. "Mi Maquina (deluxe edition bonus track)"   3:09
15. "Ghost of a River (deluxe edition bonus track)"   3:57

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.