Furr

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Furr
Studio album by Blitzen Trapper
Released September 23, 2008
Genre Alternative country
Length 39:05
Label Sub Pop
Blitzen Trapper chronology
Wild Mountain Nation
(2007)
Furr
(2008)
Black River Killer
(2009)

Furr, released in 2008, is the fourth album by Blitzen Trapper. The album was listed at #13 on Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2008,[1] and the title track made #4 on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Singles of 2008.[2] Music videos were made for the album's two singles, "Furr" and "Black River Killer".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Eric Earley.

No. Title Length
1. "Sleepytime in the Western World"   3:30
2. "Gold for Bread"   2:47
3. "Furr"   4:08
4. "God & Suicide"   2:21
5. "Fire & Fast Bullets"   2:51
6. "Saturday Nite"   2:08
7. "Black River Killer"   3:28
8. "Not Your Lover"   2:51
9. "Love U"   3:02
10. "War on Machines"   3:20
11. "Stolen Shoes & A Rifle"   2:46
12. "Echo/Always On/EZ Con"   3:28
13. "Lady on the Water"   2:27

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]
Crawdaddy! (Favorable) [4]
Paste Magazine (83/100) [5]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10) [6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [7]

Critical response to the album was overwhelmingly favorable. Rolling Stone gave Furr four-out-of-five stars and called it "an engaging album full of rootsy beauty."[7] Billboard found it to be "a perfect fall soundtrack rife with woodsy imagery."[8] Entertainment Weekly, in an article recommending what to exchange unwanted Christmas gifts for, said the album was "part harmony-laden tambourine jangle, part British Invasion guitar charm, and fully worth braving brutal return lines at the mall."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ No byline (December 25, 2008). "The 50 Best Albums of 2008" at the Wayback Machine (archived April 22, 2009) Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-12-25
  2. ^ No byline (December 25, 2008). "The 100 Best Songs of 2008" at the Wayback Machine (archived May 5, 2009) Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-12-25
  3. ^ Monger, James Christopher. Furr at AllMusic
  4. ^ Conklin, Mike (October 1, 2008). Furr, Crawdaddy!
  5. ^ Freedland, Henry (January 7, 2009). Furr, Paste Magazine
  6. ^ Raber, Rebecca (October 29, 2008). Furr, Pitchfork Media
  7. ^ a b Hoard, Christian (October 2, 2008). Furr at the Wayback Machine (archived May 5, 2009), Rolling Stone. (1062):71
  8. ^ Menze, Jill (October 4, 2008), "Furr". Billboard. 120 (40):49
  9. ^ Greenblatt, Leah" (January 9, 2009), "Holiday Gift Swap". Entertainment Weekly., (1029):62-63