Eskimo Snow

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Eskimo Snow
Studio album by Why?
Released September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
Recorded February 2007
Genre Indie rock
Length 35:40
Label Anticon
Why? chronology
Almost Live from Eli's Live Room
(2008)
Eskimo Snow
(2009)
Sod in the Seed
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (76/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (B-)[3]
Clash (8/10)[4]
Drowned in Sound (7/10)[5]
Exclaim! (favorable)[6]
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10)[7]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[8]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[9]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[10]
XLR8R (8/10)[11]

Eskimo Snow is the third studio album by American indie rock band Why?.[12] Recorded in February 2007,[13] it was released on September 22, 2009 by Anticon.[8]

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."[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "These Hands"   Jonathan Wolf 1:47
2. "January Twenty Something"   Jonathan Wolf 2:24
3. "Against Me"   Jonathan Wolf 5:12
4. "Even the Good Wood Gone"   Doug McDiarmid, Jonathan Wolf, Josiah Wolf 4:19
5. "Into the Shadows of My Embrace"   Jonathan Wolf 4:35
6. "One Rose"   Doug McDiarmid, Jonathan Wolf, Josiah Wolf 3:53
7. "On Rose Walk, Insomniac"   Jonathan Wolf 2:08
8. "Berkeley by Hearseback"   Doug McDiarmid, Matt Meldon, Jonathan Wolf, Josiah Wolf 3:40
9. "This Blackest Purse"   Doug McDiarmid, Jonathan Wolf 5:16
10. "Eskimo Snow"   Jonathan Wolf 2:29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eskimo Snow - Why?". Metacritic. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Eskimo Snow - Why?". AllMusic. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Mincher, Chris (September 29, 2009). "Why?: Eskimo Snow". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jones, Francis (October 2, 2009). "Why? - Eskimo Snow". Clash. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Slater, Luke (October 5, 2009). "Why? - Eskimo Snow". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ Hughes, Josiah (September 22, 2009). "Why? - Eskimo Snow". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ Cohen, Ian (September 25, 2009). "WHY?: Eskimo Snow". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Britt, Thomas (October 1, 2009). "Why?: Eskimo Snow". PopMatters. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ Buckle, Chris (September 18, 2009). "WHY? - Eskimo Snow". The Skinny. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ McBee, Wilson (September 22, 2009). "Why?: Eskimo Snow". Slant Magazine. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ Reynaldo, Shawn (September 22, 2009). "WHY? - Eskimo Snow". XLR8R. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ Grandy, Eric (September 22, 2009). "Why? - Eskimo Snow". The Stranger. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ Breihan, Tom (May 29, 2009). "WHY?'s Yoni Wolf Reveals New Album: Eskimo Snow". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ Breihan, Tom (July 21, 2009). "WHY? Reveal Album Details, Tour". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved July 22, 2009. 

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