Hold Time (album)

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Hold Time
Studio album by M. Ward
Released February 17, 2009
Genre Alternative, Folk
Length 42:40
Label Merge Records, 4AD
Producer M. Ward
M. Ward chronology
To Go Home EP
(2007)
Hold Time
(2009)
A Wasteland Companion
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[1]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 4.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10) link
PopMatters 8/10 stars link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars link
Spin 3.5/5 stars link
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars link
KPSU 8/10 stars link

Hold Time is the sixth proper studio album from M. Ward, released on February 17, 2009. Hold Time is the follow-up to his 2006 album Post-War and its companion EP To Go Home in 2007.

Hold Time includes guest performances by Jason Lytle of the band Grandaddy, Lucinda Williams, Tom Hagerman of DeVotchKa, and She & Him co-contributor Zooey Deschanel. The album includes a cover of the Buddy Holly song "Rave On!" A streaming preview was made available through NPR prior to the album's release.[2] M. Ward also made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on February 17, 2009.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "For Beginners" – 2:47
  2. "Never Had Nobody Like You"(Featuring Zooey Deschanel) – 2:26
  3. "Jailbird" – 2:31
  4. "Hold Time" – 3:05
  5. "Rave On"(Featuring Zooey Deschanel) (Norman Petty/Bill Tilghman/Sonny West) – 3:35
  6. "To Save Me" (Featuring Jason Lytle)– 3:01
  7. "One Hundred Million Years" – 2:11
  8. "Stars of Leo" – 3:18
  9. "Fisher of Men" – 3:12
  10. "Oh Lonesome Me" (Featuring Lucinda Williams)(Don Gibson) – 6:05
  11. "Epistemology" – 3:49
  12. "Blake's View" – 2:29
  13. "Shangri-La" – 2:20
  14. "Outro (AKA: I'm a Fool to Want You)" (Joel Herron/Frank Sinatra/Jack Wolf) – 3:47

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