Dreaming of Revenge

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Dreaming of Revenge
Kaki King - Dreaming of Revenge (2008) album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 11, 2008
GenreExperimental, Acoustic, Fingerstyle
ProducerMalcolm Burn
Kaki King chronology
...Until We Felt Red
Dreaming of Revenge
Mexican Teenagers EP

Dreaming of Revenge is the fourth album by the American guitarist Kaki King, released in 2008.

The album was leaked on February 22, 2008, less than a month before its official release.

On March 4, 2008, iTunes released a full version of Dreaming of Revenge featuring the bonus track "I Need a Girl Who Knows a Map".

On March 11, Amoeba Records released a version of Dreaming of Revenge that included a Vinyl 33' copy of "Pull Me Out Alive" with the unreleased B-Side "Zeitgeist".

In early April, The Japanese Edition of Dreaming of Revenge was released with Both "Zeitgeist" and "I Need a Girl Who Knows a Map" on the same disc, along with full lyrics to all songs sung on the album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club(A-)[4]
Billboard(Favorable) link[dead link]
Crawdaddy!(Favorable) link[dead link]
Entertainment Weekly(A-)[2]
The New York Times(Favorable)[3]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Thom Jurek wrote "This is not a remarkable album by any stretch, although its packaging is — it contains a punch-out mobile as a booklet — but it is a further step in the development of a singular and ever elusive artist who possesses a truckload of talent, but is still unsure of which direction to head to realize it all."[1] Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly called it King's most "sophisticated release yet."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kaki King.

1."Bone Chaos in the Castle"2:28
2."Life Being What It Is"4:00
3."Sad American"3:07
4."Pull Me Out Alive"3:45
6."Open Mouth"4:41
7."So Much for So Little"3:32
8."Saving Days in a Frozen Head"3:08
9."Air and Kilometers"4:24
10."Can Anyone Who Has Heard This Music Really Be a Bad Person?"5:10
11."2 O'Clock"5:50


  • Kaki King – vocals, guitar (electric/acoustic), slide guitar, bass, drums, piano
  • Malcolm Burn - Keyboards, Bass, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Harmonica
  • Craig Santiago - Bass Drums (Track #3)
  • Dan Brantigan: Analog EVI (Track #4)
  • Yuval Semo: Keyboards (Track #6)
  • Elissa Cassini: First Violin (Track #6, 10)
  • Funda Cizmecioglu: Second Violin (Track #6, 10)
  • Youyoung Kim: Viola (Track #6, 9, 10)
  • Jane O'Hara: Cello (Track #6, 9, 10)
  • Dave Treut: Clarinet, Drums (Track #7, 10)
  • Bora Yoon: Viola (Track #9)
  • String Arrangements by Yuval Semo (Track #6) and Kyle Sanna (Tracks #9 and 10).


  • Malcolm Burn – Producer; recorded at Le Maison Bleue Studios
  • Jeff Krasno - Executive Producer
  • Sean Hoess - Executive Producer
  • Christen Greene - Project Coordinator
  • Louis Teran - Photos
  • Seb Jarnot - Design and Layout
  • All songs written by Kaki King for Kaki King Music (BMI). Administered by Domino Music Publishing.


  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Review Dreaming of Revenge - Kaki King". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b Greenblatt, Leah (7 March 2008). "Dreaming of Revenge Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  3. ^ Ratliff, Ben (10 March 2008). "Music Ripe to Remix". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  4. ^ Hawthorne, Marc (10 March 2008). "Kaki King: Dreaming Of Revenge". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 11 March 2012.