Eskimo Snow

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Eskimo Snow
Studio album by Why?
Released September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
Recorded 2007-2009
Genre Indie Pop
Folk Rock
Length 35:40
Label Anticon(US)
Tomlab (UK)
Why? chronology
Almost Live from Eli's Live Room
(2008)
Eskimo Snow
(2009)
Sod in the Seed
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC (mostly favourable) link
Cokemachineglow (70%) link
Drowned in Sound (7/10) link
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10) link
Pop Matters (8/10) link
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars link
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars link[dead link]

Eskimo Snow is the third full-length studio album by American indie rock / alternative hip hop band Why?. It was released on September 22, 2009 by Anticon. When asked to compare it to his previous albums, Yoni Wolf described it as "a bit more wild, and the drums have more room mics. They're more open. The sound is more open, more live ... This record, Eskimo Snow, is really the least hip-hop out of anything I've ever been involved with. I mean, they feel like song-songs with-- I don't want to say a typical verse-chorus structure, but they're song-songs."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "These Hands" - 1:47
  2. "January Twenty Something" - 2:24
  3. "Against Me" - 5:12
  4. "Even the Good Wood Gone" - 4:19
  5. "Into the Shadows of My Embrace" - 4:35
  6. "One Rose" - 3:53
  7. "On Rose Walk, Insomniac" - 2:08
  8. "Berkeley by Hearseback" - 3:40
  9. "This Blackest Purse" - 5:16
  10. "Eskimo Snow" - 2:29

Members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Review: Eskimo Snow". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Tom Breihan (July 21, 2009). "WHY? Reveal Album Details, Tour'". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved July 22, 2009.