Slaves' Graves and Ballads

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Slaves' Graves & Ballads
Studio album by Dirty Projectors
Released 2004
Recorded 2002
Genre Indie rock
Length 39:33
Label Western Vinyl
Producer Dave Longstreth
Dirty Projectors chronology
Morning Better Last!
(2003)
Slaves' Graves & Ballads
(2004)
The Getty Address
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10) [2]

Slaves' Graves & Ballads is the third album by American experimental rock band Dirty Projectors. It is a combination of two EPs released in 2004, titled Slaves' Graves and Ballads, hence the name of the LP combination of the two. The two EPs have drastically different sounds: the first features frontman and guitarist Dave Longstreth accompanied by a chamber orchestra called The Orchestral Society for the Preservation of the Orchestra; the second features Dave and his guitar. When they were originally released, tracks 1-7 were Slaves' Graves and tracks 8-14 constituted Ballads.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Longstreth.

  1. "Somberly, Kimberly" - 1:22
  2. "On the Beach" - 3:40
  3. "(Throw On) the Hazard Lights" - 4:11
  4. "Slaves' Graves" - 3:03
  5. "Grandfather's Hanging" - 3:31
  6. "We Are Swaddled" - 1:25
  7. "Hazard Lights (Reprise)" - 2:02
  8. "A Labor More Restful" - 3:41
  9. "Unmoved" - 3:01
  10. "Ladies, You Have Exiled Me" - 2:54
  11. "Because Your Light Is Turning Green" - 3:15
  12. "Obscure Wisdom" - 1:34
  13. "This Weather" - 2:27
  14. "Since I Opened" - 3:19
  • Tracks 1-7 recorded in Dwight Chapel, New Haven, CT in December 2002.
  • Tracks 8-14 recorded at Dub Narcotic Studios, Olympia, WA and Southbury, CT between July and August 2002.
  • Tracks 4-6 form one continuous suite of songs.

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