Post-War

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For term of historic periodisation, see Post-war.
Post-War
Studio album by M. Ward
Released August 22, 2006
Recorded Blue Rooms, Portland
Type Foundry, Portland
Wavelab, Tucson, Arizona
Presto!, Lincoln, Nebraska
Genre Folk rock
Length 37:35
Label Merge Records (US)
4AD (Europe)
Producer M. Ward, Jim James
M. Ward chronology
Transistor Radio
(2005)
Post-War
(2006)
To Go Home
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Being There 4.5/5 stars link
musicOMH.com 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10 link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
Twisted Ear 4.5/5 stars link

Post-War is the fifth studio album by M. Ward. It was released on August 22, 2006 by Merge Records. It features the single "To Go Home", a cover of a song written by Daniel Johnston. Guest appearances were made by Jim James of My Morning Jacket (who produced the track "Magic Trick"), Neko Case and Mike Mogis. Ward has said that the song "Today's Undertaking" was heavily inspired by Roy Orbison's 1963 single "In Dreams."

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Matt Ward except where noted.

  1. "Poison Cup" - 2:40
  2. "To Go Home" - 3:51 (Daniel Johnston)
  3. "Right in the Head" - 4:12
  4. "Post-War" - 4:55
  5. "Requiem" - 2:48
  6. "Chinese Translation" - 3:58
  7. "Eyes on the Prize" - 2:37
  8. "Magic Trick" - 1:43
  9. "Neptune's Net" - 2:06
  10. "Rollercoaster" - 2:48
  11. "Today's Undertaking" - 2:26
  12. "Afterword/Rag" - 3:32
  13. "Chinese Translation" (enhanced video)