The New Folk Implosion

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The New Folk Implosion
TheNewFolkImplosion cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 2003 (2003-03-04)
Length42:53
LabeliMusic
Producer
The Folk Implosion chronology
One Part Lullaby
(1999)
The New Folk Implosion
(2003)
Singles from The New Folk Implosion
  1. "Brand of Skin"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Pearl"
    Released: 2003

The New Folk Implosion is the fourth and final studio album by the Folk Implosion. It was released on iMusic in 2003.[1] In Europe, it was released on Domino Recording Company. The album was the group's first release without co-founder John Davis.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic57/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[1]
Pitchfork4.6/10[5]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide[6]
Uncut[7]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 57, based on 11 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3]

Exclaim! wrote that the album "features Barlow in fine voice and exploring the catchy guitar rock that's marked his career."[8] Now wrote that "the grittier, guitar-heavy sound stands in contrast to "Natural One"'s slick hiphop slinkiness and One Part Lullaby’s multi-layered marriage of indie rock and electronica."[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Fuse"Lou BarlowThe Folk Implosion4:49
2."Brand of Skin"BarlowThe Folk Implosion4:36
3."Pearl"BarlowBarlow4:51
4."Releast"The Folk Implosion5:36
5."End of Henley"
  • Barlow
  • Wasif
The Folk Implosion4:02
6."Coral"
  • Barlow
  • Wasif
The Folk Implosion5:11
7."Leaving It Up to Me"BarlowThe Folk Implosion4:05
8."Creature of Salt"BarlowThe Folk Implosion5:01
9."Easy"BarlowBarlow4:42
Total length:42:53

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

The Folk Implosion

  • Lou Barlow – vocals, bass guitar, loop (2, 7), production, recording (2, 7), mixing (1–3, 5, 6, 9)
  • Imaad Wasif – guitar, sitar (6), production, mixing (1–3, 5, 6, 9)
  • Russell Pollard – drums, bass guitar (3, 9), vocals (9), production, mixing (1–3, 5, 6, 9)

Additional personnel

  • Aaron Espinoza – piano (3, 5), recording (1, 3, 5, 6, 9), mixing (1, 3, 5, 6, 9)
  • Wally Gagel – production (2, 7), recording (2, 7), mixing (2, 7)
  • Mickey Petralia – production (4, 8), recording (4, 8), mixing (4, 8)
  • Greg Kurstin – electric piano (4)
  • David McConnell – mixing (1, 3, 9)
  • Eddie Schreyer – mastering
  • Carol Sheridan – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 3. MUZE. p. 521.
  2. ^ "Folk Implosion's Barlow coming into his own". Chicago Tribune.
  3. ^ a b "The New Folk Implosion by Folk Implosion". Metacritic. Retrieved April 28, 2008.
  4. ^ Rabid, Jack. "Folk Implosion - The New Folk Implosion". AllMusic. Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  5. ^ "The Folk Implosion: The New Folk Implosion". Pitchfork.
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (January 4, 2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9780743201698 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "The Folk Implosion - The New Folk Implosion". Uncut. March 1, 2003.
  8. ^ "Folk Implosion The New Folk Implosion". Exclaim!.
  9. ^ Liss, Sarah (March 13, 2003). "Ex-Implosion". Now.

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