Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

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Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 19, 2016 (2016-08-19)
GenrePsychedelic folk, Folk rock
Length40:37
LabelDead Oceans
ProducerLeRoy Bach, Ryley Walker
Ryley Walker chronology
Primrose Green
(2015)
Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
(2016)
Deafman Glance
(2018)

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung is the third studio album by American musician Ryley Walker. It was released in August 2016 under Dead Oceans Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.5/10[1]
Metacritic80/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
The Independent5/5 stars[6]
The Irish Times3/5 stars[7]
Mojo4/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork6.5/10[9]
Record Collector5/5 stars[10]
The Times5/5 stars[11]
Uncut9/10[12]

The album received a Metacritic score of 80 based on 16 critics, indicating generally favorable reviews.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."The Halfwit In Me"5:54
2."A Choir Apart"3:11
3."Funny Thing She Said"6:26
4."Sullen Mind"6:32
5."I Will Ask You Twice"2:02
6."The Roundabout"4:41
7."The Great and Undecided"3:39
8."Age Old Tale"8:12

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Discogs.[13]

  • Ryley Walker – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
  • LeRoy Bach – Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards [Keys], Piano, Clarinet, Percussion, Lap Steel Guitar, Production
  • Anton Hatwich – Bass
  • Frank Rosaly, Quin Kirchner, Ryan Jewell – Drums
  • Brian Sulpizio – Electric Guitar
  • Ben Boye – Keyboards [Keys], Piano, Autoharp
  • Whitney Johnson – Viola

Technical[edit]

  • Artwork – Brian Blomerth
  • Design – Miles Johnson
  • Engineer – Cooper Crain
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Matt Dewine
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering] – LeRoy Bach
  • Mastered By – [[Cave (band)|Jeff Lipton]]
  • Mastered By [Assistant Mastering Engineer] – Maria Rice
  • Mixed By – Brian Deck
  • Producer, Arranged By – LeRoy Bach, Ryley Walker

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[14] 19
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[15] 14
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[16] 44
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[17] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golden Sings That Have Been Sung by Ryley Walker reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Golden Sings That Have Been Sung by Ryley Walker". Metacritic. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Golden Sings That Have Been Sung – Ryley Walker". AllMusic. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  4. ^ Kot, Greg (August 12, 2016). "Song doesn't remain the same for Ryley Walker on 'Golden Sings That Have Been Sung'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  5. ^ Hann, Michael (August 18, 2016). "Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung review – patchily brilliant psychedelic Americana". The Guardian. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Gill, Andy (August 10, 2016). "Album reviews: Ryley Walker, Lakuta, Blind Pilot and more". The Independent. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  7. ^ Breen, Joe (August 26, 2016). "Album of the Week – Ryley Walker's Golden Sings That Have Been Sung: On a path worth following". The Irish Times. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Sheppard, David (September 2016). "Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung". Mojo (274): 90.
  9. ^ Scheim, Benjamin (August 13, 2016). "Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Moores, JR (September 2016). "Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung". Record Collector (457). Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  11. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (August 19, 2016). "Pop: Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung". The Times. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  12. ^ Mulvey, John (September 2016). "Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung". Uncut (232): 63.
  13. ^ "Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung". discogs.com. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  14. ^ "Ryley Walker Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Ryley Walker Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Ryley Walker Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Ryley Walker Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.