Rain on Lens

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Rain on Lens
Studio album by (Smog)
Released September 18, 2001
Recorded May 2001
Genre Lo-fi
Length 38:25
Label Drag City
Producer Bill Callahan
(Smog) chronology
'Neath the Puke Tree
Rain on Lens
Accumulation: None
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10) [3]

Rain on Lens is the 9th album by Smog (the alias of Bill Callahan). It was released in Europe on September 17, 2001, on Domino Records, and a day later in North America on Drag City. It is the first album with a picture of Callahan himself on the cover. It was recorded by Rob Bochnik and Jeremy Lemos and produced by Callahan.

Musicians appearing on the album are Jessica Billey (violin and backing vocals), Kyle Bruckmann (English horn and oboe), Geoff Greenberg (bass guitar), Nate Lepine (alto saxophone and flute), Rick Rizzo (guitar) and Pat Samson (drums).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rain on Lens 1" – 1:27
  2. "Song" – 4:57
  3. "Natural Decline" – 4:18
  4. "Keep Some Steady Friends Around" – 4:28
  5. "Dirty Pants" – 4:31
  6. "Lazy Rain" – 5:27
  7. "Short Drive" – 3:27
  8. "Live as If Someone Is Always Watching You" – 4:05
  9. "Rain on Lens 2" – 1:31
  10. "Revanchism" – 4:08