Dignity and Shame

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Dignity and Shame
Studio album by Crooked Fingers
Released 2005
Genre Indie rock
Length 50:02
Label Merge Records
Producer Eric Bachman and Martin Feveyear
Crooked Fingers chronology
Red Devil Dawn
(2003)
Dignity and Shame
(2005)
Forfeit/Fortune
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
No Ripcord (9/10) [2]
PopMatters (8/10) [3]
Stylus B [4]

Dignity and Shame (2005) is the fourth album recorded by the indie rock band Crooked Fingers. This album was chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005. It has been billed as a concept album based on the lives of bullfighter Manolete and Spanish actress Lupe Sino. Lara Meyerratken is featured on lead vocals on four songs.

American indie-rock band, The National covered "Sleep All Summer" with St. Vincent for the album SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Islero" - 3:29
  2. "Weary Arms" - 2:29
  3. "Call to Love" - 3:25
  4. "Twilight Creeps" - 5:41
  5. "Destroyer" - 5:18
  6. "You Must Build a Fire" - 5:38
  7. "Valerie" - 3:18
  8. "Andalucia" - 2:51
  9. "Sleep All Summer" - 4:42
  10. "Coldways" - 3:39
  11. "Wrecking Ball" - 4:20
  12. "Dignity and Shame" - 5:12

The vinyl version of the album includes two bonus tracks:

  1. "The Ballad of El Cuchillo"
  2. "New Drink for the Old Drunk"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. Dignity and Shame at AllMusic
  2. ^ Conti, Chris (10 April 2005). "No Ripcord Album Review - Crooked Fingers - 'Dignity and Shame'". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 18 April 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Lundy, Zeth (24 February 2005). "Crooked Fingers: Dignity and Shame < PopMatters". popmatters.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Cober-Lake, Justin (14 February 2005). "Crooked Fingers - Dignity and Shame - Review - Stylus Magazine". stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012.