What Comes After the Blues

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What Comes After the Blues
Studio album by Magnolia Electric Co.
Released 2005
Recorded 2003
Genre Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Indie Rock
Length 36:03
Label Secretly Canadian
Producer Steve Albini
Magnolia Electric Co. chronology
Trials & Errors
(2005)Trials & Errors2005
What Comes After the Blues
Fading Trails
(2006)Fading Trails2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic74/100 link
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Junk Media4/5 stars link
Paste3.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media6.4/10 link
StylusB- link

What Comes After the Blues is the first full-length recording by what became the Magnolia Electric Co. touring line-up and the second album released by Jason Molina under that name. It was recorded in November 2003 by Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago.

Track listing[edit]

1."The Dark Don't Hide It"Jason Molina4:15
2."The Night Shift Lullaby"Jennie Benford4:33
3."Leave the City"Jason Molina4:28
4."Hard to Love a Man"Jason Molina4:18
5."Give Something Else Away Every Day"Jason Molina4:57
6."Northstar Blues"Jason Molina5:08
7."Hammer Down"Jason Molina2:41
8."I Can Not Have Seen the Light"Jason Molina5:43


  • Jason Molina - electric and acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jennie Benford - acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Mike Brenner - steel guitar
  • Jim Grabowski - piano, mellotron
  • Jason Groth - electric and acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Michael Kapinus - Wurlitzer, piano, trumpet, vocals
  • Dan MacAdam - violin
  • Mark Rice - drums
  • Pete Schreiner - bass guitar