Manhattan (Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts album)

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Manhattan
Studio album by
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
ReleasedOctober 30, 2015 (2015-10-30)
StudioSpeakersonic Studios
GenreAnti-folk
Length44:41
LabelRough Trade Records
ProducerBrian Speaker, Jeffrey Lewis
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts chronology
A Turn in the Dream-Songs
(2011)
Manhattan
(2015)

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
SourceRating
Metacritic(77/100)[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Uncut(7/10)[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Punknews.org4.5/5 stars[6]
Robert Christgau(A)[7]
Spin(favorable)[8]
Rolling Stone Australia3/5 stars[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

Personnel[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Jeffrey-Lewis-Los-Bolts-Manhattan/release/7855070
  2. ^ a b "Manhattan Reviews". Metacritic.
  3. ^ a b Simpson, Paul. "Manhattan Review". AllMusic.
  4. ^ Pattison, Louis (2015-12-14). "Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts – Manhattan". Uncut.
  5. ^ Jonze, Tim (2015-12-17). "Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts: Manhattan review – anti-folk star still capable of surprises". The Guardian.
  6. ^ Johnathon1069 (2015-10-29). "Manhattan". Punknews.org.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (2015-10-30). "Love, Doubt, and Death in New York City". Noisey. Vice.
  8. ^ Weiss, Dan (2016-01-08). "SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman Eat a Whole Food Web". Spin.
  9. ^ Divola, Berry (2015-02-11). "Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts – Manhattan". Rolling Stone Australia.