Hyacinths and Thistles

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Hyacinths and Thistles
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Studio album by The 6ths
Released September 5, 2000
Genre Indie Pop
Length 60:54
Label Merge Records
Producer Stephin Merritt
The 6ths chronology
Wasps' Nests
Hyacinths and Thistles
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A–[4]
Pitchfork Media 6.0/10[3]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
SF Weekly (favorable)[7]
The Village Voice (favorable)[8]

Hyacinths and Thistles is the second studio album by the indie rock band The 6ths. It was released in 2000 on Merge Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Stephin Merritt.[9]

# Song title Time Singer
1. "As You Turn to Go" 1:59 Momus
2. "Give Me Back My Dreams" 3:06 Sally Timms
3. "He Didn't" 2:30 Bob Mould
4. "I've Got New York" 2:12 Melanie
5. "Just Like a Movie Star" 4:11 Dominique A
6. "Kissing Things" 2:28 Sarah Cracknell
7. "Lindy-Lou" 1:45 Miho Hatori
8. "Night Falls Like a Grand Piano" 2:35 Clare Grogan
9. "The Dead Only Quickly" 1:03 Neil Hannon
10. "The Sailor in Love with the Sea" 2:41 Gary Numan
11. "Volcana!" 3:05 Marc Almond
12. "Waltzing Me All the Way Home" 1:51 Odetta
13. "You You You You You" 3:10 Katharine Whalen
14. "Oahu" 28:10 Miss Lily Banquette