Gemstones (album)

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Gemstones
Adam green gemstones.jpg
Studio album by Adam Green
Released February 22, 2005 (U.S.)
January 10, 2005 (EU)
Recorded Dumbo Studio, New York City, NY
Genre Anti-folk
Alternative Country
Length 31:39
Label Rough Trade Records
Producer Dan Myers
Adam Green chronology
Friends of Mine
(2004)
Gemstones
(2005)
Jacket Full of Danger
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 49/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (5.5/10) [3]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[5]

Gemstones is the third solo album by Adam Green, released in 2005. The album is characterised by the heavy presence of Wurlitzer piano, whereas its predecessor relied on a string section in its instrumentation.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Gemstones – 2:24
  2. Down On The Street – 2:07
  3. He's The Brat – 2:03
  4. Over The Sunrise – 1:44
  5. Crackhouse Blues – 2:07
  6. Before My Bedtime – 2:40
  7. Carolina – 2:51
  8. Emily – 2:45
  9. Who's Your Boyfriend – 1:42
  10. Country Road – 2:27
  11. Choke on a Cock – 1:38
  12. Bible Club – 1:52
  13. Chubby Princess – 1:43
  14. Losing on a Tuesday – 1:46
  15. Teddy Boys – 1:50

Second disc[edit]

A limited edition of the album came with an extra disc with the following track listing:

  1. Bible Club (Radio Session)
  2. Emily (Radio Session)
  3. My Shadow Tags On Behind (Radio Session)
  4. Her Father And Her (Radio Session)
  5. Dance With Me (Video)
  6. Baby's Gonna Die Tonight(Video)
  7. Jessica (Video)
  8. Friends of Mine (Video)

Personnel[edit]

  • Adam Green - voice, guitar
  • Steven Mertens - bass
  • Parker Kindred - drums
  • Nathan Brown - electric piano (wurlitzer), organ
  • Chis Isom - guitar
  • Greg Calbi - mastering
  • Dan Myers - mixing, recording

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Gemstones by Adam Green". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  2. ^ Anders Kaasen (2005-02-22). "Gemstones - Adam Green | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 24, 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2007. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Gemstones". Robert Christgau. 
  5. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Album Reviews, Ratings, and Best New Albums". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-06-01.