Everything Wrong Is Imaginary

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Everything Wrong Is Imaginary
Studio album by Lilys
Released 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Label Manifesto
Producer Michael Musmanno
Lilys chronology
Precollection
(2003)
Everything Wrong Is Imaginary
(2006)

Everything Wrong Is Imaginary is a 2006 album by Lilys, released on the Manifesto label.

Background[edit]

The album was written during a traumatic period in Lilys frontman Kurt Heasley's life; His partner disappeared after a psychotic episode and returned to her family leaving Heasley to look after his three children. Heasley therefore worked on the album mainly at home in his spare time.[1][2] The recordings were then sent to producer Michael Musmanno, who finished the tracks with session musicians.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10)[3]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[2]
Sunday Times 3/5 stars[4]
The Washington Post (favorable)[5]

Jason MacNeil of PopMatters described the album as (along with previous album Precollection), "the closest thing to Britrock from a Yankee band I heard in a long time", going on to say "There are too many things right about this album to make you believe it's imaginary".[2] Patrick Rapa of the Philadelphia City Paper described it as "one of Heasley's finest yet—10 occasionally noisy, often catchy rock songs".[6] Marc Hogan of Pitchfork Media opined that "much of the record's beauty lies [in] its dizzying production", but wrote that it "never quite feels like the career-culminating record it should be."[3] Mark Edwards of the Sunday Times identified the album's diversity as one of its strengths.[4] Eugene P. Sorricraft from the Highbold Press declared it, "a wonderful expulsion of everything that is otherwise lacking in this sad world".[7][citation needed]

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Black Carpet Magic" (Heasley) 4:33
  2. "With Candy" (Heasley) 2:36
  3. "A Diana's Diana" (Heasley) 4:06
  4. "Knocked on the Fortune Teller's Door" (Heasley) 4:29
  5. "Where the Night Goes" (Heasley) 3:16
  6. "The Night Sun Over San Juan" (Heasley) 3:45
  7. "Still in All the Glitter" (Heasley) 3:51
  8. "Everything Wrong Is Imaginary" (Heasley) 4:34
  9. "O.I.C.U.R." (Heasley) 5:31
  10. "Scott Free" (Rappaport) 2:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Kurt Heasley - guitar, vocals
  • Michael Musmanno - bass, keyboards, Oberheim programming, electric guitar
  • Don Piper - drums, percussion, electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel, vocals
  • Michael Johnson - guitars, vocals
  • Matt Horn - drums
  • Tommy Joyner - drums
  • Steven Keller - drums
  • Chris McAllen - bass guitar
  • Mario "Pel" Lopez - piano

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Prato, Greg "Everything Wrong Is Imaginary Review", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation, retrieved 23 December 2009
  2. ^ a b c MacNeil, Jason (2006) "Lilys Everything Wrong Is Imaginary", PopMatters, 6 February 2006, retrieved 23 December 2009
  3. ^ a b Hogan, Marc (2006) "Lilys Everything Wrong Is Imaginary", Pitchfork Media, February 22, 2006, retrieved 23 December 2009
  4. ^ a b Edwards, Mark (2006) "LILYS. Everything Wrong Is Imaginary", Sunday Times, July 2, 2006, p.22
  5. ^ Lewis, Catherine P. (2006) "Lilys Everything Wrong Is Imaginary", The Washington Post, February 3, 2006, retrieved 23 December 2009
  6. ^ Rapa, Patrick (2006) "Tall Tale Storyline: A brief history of the amazing Lilys.", Philadelphia City Paper, February 16–22, 2006, retrieved 23 December 2009
  7. ^ Sorricraft, Eugene P. [Unknown Title]. Highbold Press. [Unknown Date].
  8. ^ Orgera, Alexandra; Saul, James; Howard, Brian, & Rapa, Patrick (2006) "The Lilys Family Tree", Philadelphia City Paper, February 16–22, 2006, retrieved 23 December 2009