Transfiguration of Vincent

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Transfiguration of Vincent
Studio album by M. Ward
Released March 18, 2003 (2003-03-18)
Genre Folk
Length 44:09
Label Merge Records (US)
Matador Records (Europe)
M. Ward chronology
Live Music & The Voice of Strangers
(2001)
Transfiguration of Vincent
(2003)
Transistor Radio
(2005)

Transfiguration of Vincent, released in 2003, is the third studio album by singer-songwriter M. Ward. The title alludes to the 1965 album The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death by John Fahey, and refers to the life and death of Vincent O'Brien, a close friend to Ward. [1]

Reception[edit]

Transfiguration of Vincent placed on Slant Magazine's list of best albums of the 2000s at number 88.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Transfiguration #1" – 2:41
  2. "Vincent O'Brien" – 2:38
  3. "Sad, Sad Song" – 3:10
  4. "Undertaker" – 3:33
  5. "Duet for Guitars #3" – 1:52
  6. "Outta My Head" – 2:52
  7. "Involuntary" – 4:03
  8. "Helicopter" – 3:51
  9. "Poor Boy, Minor Key" – 3:28
  10. "Fool Says" – 1:49
  11. "Get to the Table on Time" – 1:30
  12. "A Voice at the End of the Line" – 2:14
  13. "Dead Man" – 3:23
  14. "Let's Dance" (David Bowie) – 5:00
  15. "Transfiguration #2" – 2:05
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Dusted (8/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10)[7]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Then there's the subject matter: Death, specifically the passing of one Vincent O'Brien, a close friend to Ward. Heartsick or humorous, but never hokey, Ward's songs transform plain grief into a celebration of the essentially absurd, precarious nature of life."
    Smith-Lindall, Anders (2003-07-16). "You Die and Then You Dance: M. Ward's Strange Transfiguration". Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Best of the Aughts: Albums". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Transfiguration of Vincent Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  4. ^ Petridis, Alexis (2003-04-25). "Album Review". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  5. ^ Spano, Charles. "Album Review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  6. ^ "Dusted review". Dustedmagazine.com. 2003-05-05. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  7. ^ Tangari, Joe (2003-03-26). Pitchfork review "Album Review". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  8. ^ "Album Review". Sputnikmusic.com. 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2014-03-30.