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Song of the Day (10/4/09) October 4, 2009

Posted by monty in music.
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John Darnielle has been effortlessly reeling out songs that are simultaneously catchy and heartbreaking since the mid-90’s, but it’s only recently that he’s gained a wider audience.  This might have something to do with his branching out from the spare acoustic songs of his early albums to embrace fuller orchestration on his last few.  It’s the musical equivalent of watching an artist go from rough pencil sketches to mural-sized canvases dappled with vibrant color.  This song is one of my favorites from his 2005 album, The Sunset Tree. Here’s “This Year”:

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