The Black Light

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The Black Light
The Black Light Calexico.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 19, 1998
RecordedWavelab Studios, Tucson, Arizona in July, August & December 1997, except 2,4 & 11 at the homes of Burns and Convertino
GenreAmericana, indie rock, Tex-Mex, post-rock
Length54:09
LabelQuarterstick
ProducerJoey Burns & John Convertino
Calexico chronology
Spoke
(1996)
The Black Light
(1998)
Hot Rail
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Boston Phoenix3.5/4 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]
Mojo4/5 stars[4]
NME7/10[5]
Pitchfork8.5/10[6]
Uncut9/10[7]

The Black Light is the second studio album by American indie rock band Calexico. It was released May 19, 1998 on Quarterstick.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gypsy's Curse" (Burns) – 4:17
  2. "Fake Fur" (Burns) – 2:36
  3. "The Ride (Part 2)" (Burns) – 3:08
  4. "Where Water Flows" (Burns, Convertino) – 1:57
  5. "The Black Light" (Burns, Convertino) – 3:20
  6. "Sideshow" (Burns, Convertino) – 2:02
  7. "Chach" (Burns, Convertino) – 3:32
  8. "Missing" (Burns) – 6:01
  9. "Minas de Cobre (For Better Metal)" (Burns) – 3:08
  10. "Over Your Shoulder" (Burns) – 4:10
  11. "Vinegaroon" (Burns, Convertino) – 1:06
  12. "Trigger" (Burns) – 2:34
  13. "Sprawl" (Convertino) – 1:27
  14. "Stray" (Burns) – 2:54
  15. "Old Man Waltz" (Convertino) – 2:29
  16. "Bloodflow" (Burns) – 5:09
  17. "Frontera" (Burns) – 4:19

Personnel[edit]

Calexico
Additional personnel

Mixed at Wavelab Studios, Tucson, Arizona.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "The Black Light – Calexico". AllMusic. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Woodlief, Mark (May 18, 1998). "Calexico: The Black Light (Quarterstick)". The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  4. ^ Simmons, Sylvie (January 2019). "Calexico: The Black Light". Mojo (302): 101.
  5. ^ Empire, Kitty (May 9, 1998). "Calexico – The Black Light". NME. Archived from the original on October 4, 2000. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  6. ^ Khan, Samir. "Calexico: The Black Light". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on September 6, 2006. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  7. ^ Scoppa, Bud (January 2019). "Calexico: The Black Light: 20th Anniversary Edition". Uncut (260): 35.