East Nashville Skyline

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East Nashville Skyline
Todd Snider East Nashville Skyline.jpg
Studio album by Todd Snider
Released July 20, 2004
Genre Americana, folk rock, alternative country
Label Oh Boy
Producer Al Bunetta, Todd Snider
Todd Snider chronology
Near Truths and Hotel Rooms
(2003)Near Truths and Hotel Rooms2003
East Nashville Skyline
(2004)
That Was Me: The Best of Todd Snider 1994–1998
(2005)That Was Me: The Best of Todd Snider 1994–19982005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
USA Today 3/4 stars[2]
The Guardian (favorable)[3]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10)[4]
Robert Christgau (A)[5]

East Nashville Skyline is a studio album by Nashville, Tennessee, singer-songwriter Todd Snider.[6] The album was released in 2004. It was ranked the 7th best album of the year by Andrew Gilstrap in PopMatters.[7]

Songs[edit]

The album contains a variety of songs, most of them concerning moments in Snider's past, such as his addiction rehab and various other troubles throughout his life.[6] The Song "Age Like Wine" is a retrospective of his life, and Snider recounts his jailing in "Tillamook County Jail". The song "Ballad of The Kingsmen" concerns the controversy surrounding their hit song "Louie Louie".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Todd Snider, except where noted.

  1. Age Like Wine – 1:46
  2. Tillamook County Jail – 3:07
  3. Play a Train Song – 4:09
  4. Alcohol and Pills (Fred Eaglesmith) – 4:38
  5. Good News Blues (Billy Joe Shaver) – 3:13
  6. The Ballad of the Kingsmen – 5:03
  7. Iron Mike's Main Man's Last Request – 3:15
  8. Conservative Christian, Right-Wing Republican, Straight, White, American Males – 3:17
  9. Incarcerated – 2:10
  10. Nashville – 2:26
  11. Sunshine – 4:58
  12. Enjoy Yourself (Herb Magidson and Carl Sigman) – 3:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
positions
Billboard Top Heatseekers[8] 44
Billboard Top Independent Albums[8] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Kramer, Peter (2 August 2004). "Nothing's gonna stop Terror Squad, Scissor Sisters". USA Today. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Merritt, Stephanie (9 October 2004). "R L Burnside, A Bothered Mind". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Duesner, Stephen (14 December 2004). "East Nashville Skyline". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  5. ^ CG: Todd Snider
  6. ^ a b c Allmusic.com Review and Listing for East Nashville Skyline
  7. ^ Gilstrap, Andrew (28 December 2004). "Best of 2004". PopMatters. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b East Nashville Skyline – Awards at AllMusic. Retrieved June 6, 2016.