Goodnight Unknown

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Goodnight Unknown
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Studio album by Lou Barlow
Released October 6, 2009 (UK)
Genre Folk rock, lo-fi, alternative rock
Label Merge Records US, Domino Records UK
Producer Lou Barlow and Andrew Murdock
Lou Barlow chronology
Goodnight Unknown
Brace the Wave
(2015)Brace the Wave2015
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100 link
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
The A.V. Club (B-) link
CHARTattack 4/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound (8/10) link
NME (favorable) link
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10) link
Prefix Mag (6.5/10) link
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars link

Goodnight Unknown is the second solo studio album from Sebadoh and Folk Implosion frontman Lou Barlow. It was released in October 2009 and was recorded at Ear Knife by Barlow and the Hobby Shop by Andrew Murdock.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sharing"
  2. "Goodnight Unknown"
  3. "Too Much Freedom"
  4. "Faith In Your Heartbeat"
  5. "The One I Call"
  6. "The Right"
  7. "Gravitate"
  8. "I'm Thinking ..."
  9. "One Machine, One Long Fight"
  10. "Praise"
  11. "Take Advantage"
  12. "Modesty"
  13. "Don't Apologize"
  14. "One Note Tone"


  • Lou Barlow – everything but the following
  • Imaad Wasif – guitar on tracks 2,3,5,6,10,11,13 (mantis mural at Ear Knife)
  • Dale Crover – drums on tracks 1,2,6,7,9,13
  • Adam Harding – vocals on track 11, percussion on track 5 (video stills in CD booklet)
  • Sebastian Steinberg – bass on tracks 7,11
  • Lisa Germano – vocals on track 3
  • Murph additional drums on track 7