Wakin on A Pretty Daze

Wakin on A Pretty Daze

Music CD - 2013
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Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Matador, p2013.
Branch Call Number: CD POP/ROCK Vile Wakin
Characteristics: 1 audio disc :,digital, stereo. ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Violators (Musical group : Kurt Vile)
Alternative Title: Waking on a pretty daze

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Nov 14, 2013

A strong contender for one of the year's best records. The title perfectly sums up the music.

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Santa Monica Staff Jan 04, 2014

Kurt Vile's sweetly slack fifth LP kicks in with a nine-and-a-half-minute song about taking a walk, hits peak stoner wonder in a song called "Air Bud" and fills in the spaces with trank-darted Dinosaur Jr. licks. But it's no simple story of a wake-and-bake weekday: Vile claims to "never, as they say, touch the stuff," and he's more about fear of abandonment than self-isolation; and even a meditation on the uniqueness of snowflakes has a stormy, rather than syrupy, feel. A guitar-obsessed longhair who got his start self-distributing his music, Vile has let the outside in – even if a basketball-playing dog from an old DVD still proves to be his best inspiration.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/walkin-on-a-pretty-daze-20130415#ixzz2pSmaP6rN
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