Transfiguration of Vincent

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Transfiguration of Vincent
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Studio album by M. Ward
Released March 18, 2003 (2003-03-18)
Genre Folk
Length 44:09
Label Merge (US)
Matador (Europe)
M. Ward chronology
Live Music & The Voice of Strangers
(2001)Live Music & The Voice of Strangers2001
Transfiguration of Vincent
(2003)
Transistor Radio
(2005)Transistor Radio2005

Transfiguration of Vincent, released in 2003, is the third studio album by singer-songwriter M. Ward. The title alludes to the 1965 album The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death by John Fahey, and refers to the life and death of Vincent O'Brien, a close friend to Ward.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Uncut 4/5 stars[9]

Transfiguration of Vincent placed on Slant Magazine's list of best albums of the 2000s at number 88.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Transfiguration #1" – 2:41
  2. "Vincent O'Brien" – 2:38
  3. "Sad, Sad Song" – 3:10
  4. "Undertaker" – 3:33
  5. "Duet for Guitars #3" – 1:52
  6. "Outta My Head" – 2:52
  7. "Involuntary" – 4:03
  8. "Helicopter" – 3:51
  9. "Poor Boy, Minor Key" – 3:28
  10. "Fool Says" – 1:49
  11. "Get to the Table on Time" – 1:30
  12. "A Voice at the End of the Line" – 2:14
  13. "Dead Man" – 3:23
  14. "Let's Dance" (David Bowie) – 5:00
  15. "Transfiguration #2" – 2:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Then there's the subject matter: Death, specifically the passing of one Vincent O'Brien, a close friend to Ward. Heartsick or humorous, but never hokey, Ward's songs transform plain grief into a celebration of the essentially absurd, precarious nature of life."
    Smith-Lindall, Anders (July 16, 2003). "You Die and Then You Dance: M. Ward's Strange Transfiguration". City Pages. Retrieved August 11, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Reviews for Transfiguration Of Vincent by M. Ward". Metacritic. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ Spano, Charles. "Transfiguration of Vincent – M. Ward". AllMusic. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ Pareles, Jon (May 2003). "M. Ward: Transfiguration of Vincent". Blender (16): 125. Archived from the original on August 8, 2004. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (April 25, 2003). "M Ward: Transfiguration of Vincent". The Guardian. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "M. Ward: Transfiguration of Vincent". Mojo (114): 102. May 2003. 
  7. ^ Tangari, Joe (March 26, 2003). "M. Ward: Transfiguration of Vincent". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "M. Ward: Transfiguration of Vincent". Q (203): 106. June 2003. 
  9. ^ "M. Ward – Transfiguration Of Vincent". Uncut (73): 93. June 2003. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The 100 Best Albums of the Aughts". Slant Magazine. February 1, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2010.