Dogs (Nina Nastasia album)

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Studio album by Nina Nastasia
Released 2000, re-released 2004
Recorded 1999
Genre Indie rock
Label Socialist Records, Touch and Go
Producer Steve Albini
Nina Nastasia chronology
The Blackened Air
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10)[1]

Dogs is the first album by American singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia. It was originally released in 2000 by Socialist Records and re-released in 2004 by Touch and Go Records.

John Peel has described the album as "astonishing".

Engineer Steve Albini has described it as one of the albums he is the most proud of, as well as one of his personal favorites:

"In the process of making a record, you hear it so many times that the charms of even the best of them can wear off through over-exposure. On rare occasions, records I've worked on have withstood this scrutiny and ended up being personal favorites. Nina Nastasia's 'Dogs' is a record so simultaneously unassuming and grandiose that I can't really describe it, except in terms that would make it (and me) sound silly. Of the couple thousand records I've been involved with, this is one of my favourites, and one that I'm proud to be associated with."

Track listing[edit]

  1. Dear Rose
  2. Oblivion
  3. Judy's in the Sandbox
  4. Underground
  5. A Dog's Life
  6. A Love Song
  7. Stormy Weather
  8. Smiley
  9. Roadkill
  10. Nobody Knew Her
  11. Too Much in Between
  12. Jimmy's Rose Tattoo
  13. The Long Walk
  14. All Your Life
  15. 4 yrs

Recording information[edit]

  • Nina Nastasia - voice, guitars
  • Joshua Carlebach - accordion
  • Stephen A.F. Day - cello
  • Kennan Gudjonsson - ears, piano
  • Juliann Kloptic - violin
  • Gerry Leonard - guitars
  • Gonzalo Munoz - musical saw
  • Dave Richards - basses
  • Peter Yanowitz - drums

Engineered by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago.