Gemstones (album)

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Gemstones
Adam green gemstones.jpg
Studio album by Adam Green
ReleasedFebruary 22, 2005 (U.S.)
January 10, 2005 (EU)
RecordedDumbo Studio, New York City, NY
GenreAnti-folk
Alternative Country
Length31:39
LabelRough Trade Records
ProducerDan Myers
Adam Green chronology
Friends of Mine
(2004)
Gemstones
(2005)
Jacket Full of Danger
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic49/100 [1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press3.5/5 stars[3]
Neumu3/10[4]
Pitchfork5.5/10[5]
Q0/5 stars[6]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[7]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[8]

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. ^ "Adam Green - "Gemstones"". Alternative Press. April 2005. p. 124.
  4. ^ Anthony Carew. "Adam Green - Gemstones". Neumu. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 24, 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2007.
  6. ^ "Adam Green - "Gemstones"". Q. February 2005. p. 100. As worthless as it's possible for music to be.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Gemstones". Robert Christgau.
  8. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Album Reviews, Ratings, and Best New Albums". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-06-01.