55 Cadillac

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55 Cadillac
Studio album by Andrew W.K.
Released September 7, 2009 (2009-09-07)
Recorded 2009
Genre New age, piano music, piano rock
Length 37:37
Label Ecstatic Peace!
Skyscraper Music Maker
Producer Andrew W.K.
Andrew W.K. chronology
A Wild Pear
55 Cadillac
Gundam Rock
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (59/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B[3]
Billboard (positive)[4]
Drowned in Sound (6/10)[5]
Mojo 3/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 3/10 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[7]
Uncut 3/5 stars[1]

55 Cadillac is the instrumental solo piano album by Andrew W.K., released in 2009 through Ecstatic Peace! (vinyl only) and W.K.'s own record label, Skyscraper Music Maker. The album features "new-age" spontaneous solo piano improvisations and was recorded in Cleveland, Ohio.

Writing about the album's release in The Guardian, Andrew WK said, "I wanted this new 55 CADILLAC album to sound like freedom. The sound of a piano being played by a free man – nothing more, nothing less. This was the first chance in almost 10 years where I was allowed to simply play and record an instrument – no songwriters, no lyrics to learn, no overdubs, no slow fixes, no remixes, no video shoots or interview practice – just the sound of someone sitting in room playing piano for the sake of it. No one telling me what to play, or how to play it. And no masterplans, high-concept visions, worldwide goals with roll-out schedules. No style consultants or acting coaches. No more meetings with sponsors or computerized yelling. No more threats."[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Begin the Engine"   8:47
2. "Seeing the Car"   2:57
3. "Night Driver"   6:34
4. "Central Park Cruiser"   2:29
5. "5"   4:46
6. "City Time"   5:21
7. "Car Nightmare"   4:50
8. "Cadillac"   3:53

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United Kingdom September 7, 2009
United States September 8, 2009


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