Manhattan (Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts album)

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Studio album by
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
ReleasedOctober 30, 2015 (2015-10-30)
StudioSpeakersonic Studios
LabelRough Trade Records
ProducerBrian Speaker, Jeffrey Lewis
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts chronology
A Turn in the Dream-Songs

Manhattan is an album by New York City-based anti-folk musician Jeffrey Lewis and his backing band, which is billed as Los Bolts. It was produced by Lewis himself and New York producer Brian Speaker and mixed by John Agnello.[1] It was released on October 30, 2015 on Rough Trade Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Punknews.org4.5/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone Australia3/5 stars[6]
Vice (Expert Witness)A[9]

Manhattan received generally favorable reviews from critics.[2] For example, Paul Simpson of AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars. In his review, Simpson said that the album "focuses on tales relating to [Lewis'] home borough, resulting in some of his most personal songwriting to date"; he also described it as "one of Lewis' clearest, best-recorded and arranged albums to date".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Scowling Crackhead Ian
  2. Thunderstorm
  3. Sad Screaming Old Man
  4. Back To Manhattan
  5. Avenue A, Shanghai, Hollywood
  6. Outta Town
  7. It Only Takes A Moment
  8. Support Tours
  9. Have A Baby
  10. Atheist Mantis
  11. The Pigeon


  • David Beauchamp- Drums
  • Turner Cody- Guitar
  • Caitlin Gray- Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts- Primary Artist
  • Jeffrey Lewis- Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Primary Artist, Producer
  • Franic Rozycki- Bass
  • Brian Speaker- Bass, Vocals, Producer
  • Heather Wagner- Drums, Tambourine, Vocals


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  2. ^ a b "Manhattan Reviews". Metacritic.
  3. ^ a b Simpson, Paul. "Manhattan Review". AllMusic.
  4. ^ Jonze, Tim (2015-12-17). "Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts: Manhattan review – anti-folk star still capable of surprises". The Guardian.
  5. ^ Johnathon1069 (2015-10-29). "Manhattan".
  6. ^ Divola, Berry (2015-02-11). "Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts – Manhattan". Rolling Stone Australia.
  7. ^ Weiss, Dan (2016-01-08). "SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman Eat a Whole Food Web". Spin.
  8. ^ Pattison, Louis (2015-12-14). "Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts – Manhattan". Uncut.
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert (2015-10-30). "Love, Doubt, and Death in New York City". Noisey.