Childish Things

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For the 1969 film, see Childish Things (film).
Childish Things
Studio album by James McMurtry
Released September 6, 2005
Recorded 2005, Flashpoint Recording, Austin, TX
Genre Country, Americana
Length 59:28
Label Compadre Records
Producer James McMurtry
James McMurtry chronology
Live in Aught-Three
(2004)
Childish Things
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Childish Things is a 2005 album by singer-songwriter James McMurtry (see 2005 in music). It was awarded the 2006 Americana Music Association Album of the Year Award. The song "We Can't Make It Here" was named the best song of the 2000s decade by music critic Robert Christgau.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "See the Elephant" (McMurtry) – 4:27
  2. "Childish Things" (McMurtry)– 4.35
  3. "We Can't Make It Here" (McMurtry) – 7:04
  4. "Slew Foot" (featuring Joe Ely; written by Howard Hausey and James C. Webb)– 4:23
  5. "Bad Enough" (McMurtry) – 4:32
  6. "Restless" (McMurtry) – 3:52
  7. "Memorial Day" (McMurtry) – 4:16
  8. "Six Year Drought" (McMurtry) – 5:12
  9. "Old Part of Town" (written by Peter Case) – 5:35
  10. "Charlemagne's Home Town" (McMurtry) – 5:53
  11. "Pocatello" (McMurtry) – 3:09
  12. "Holiday" (McMurtry) – 6:30

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 47
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 28
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 24, 2009). "Rolling Stone Ballot: The 00's Best Songs & Albums". Robert Christgau. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 

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