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Langhorne Slim

Langhorne Slim: When the Sun's Gone DownWhen the Sun's Gone Down (2005)
Narnack

Reviewer Rating: 4


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Comparisons to Bob Dylan are certainly a dime a dozen today when describing folk singers. Langhorne Slim is no different. He's Jewish, from New York (Brooklyn to be exact) and wears an assload of plaid. Not to mention he plays a mean guitar and and an even meaner harmonica. This could count agains.
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Comparisons to Bob Dylan are certainly a dime a dozen today when describing folk singers. Langhorne Slim is no different. He's Jewish, from New York (Brooklyn to be exact) and wears an assload of plaid. Not to mention he plays a mean guitar and and an even meaner harmonica. This could count against many up-and-coming troubadours. However, Langhorne uses it to his distinct advantage. He seems to embrace his "Jewish cowboy" image.

His 2005 release on Narnack Records shows a multi-talented new artist that knows how to write not only a great folk song, but a great country and bluegrass tune as well. With ridiculous banjo reminiscient of "Deliverance" ("Set Em Up"), a love song nothing short of sublime ("By the Time the Sun's Gone Down"), and a fantastic classic sing-along to close the album ("I Love to Dance"), the album prompts a response from the listener somewhere along the lines of "I haven't heard anything like this, ever" and "who the fuck is this guy?"

Now, I like a good angry anthem, however, this is simply not the album to get if that's what you want. This can make even the most forlorn Taking Back Sunday fan dance like he doesn't care what his ex-girlfriend thinks. This is happy, even when he sings about a cheating girlfriend ("If it's True"). This is only for people who just want to have a great time with their music, and don't mind a little old-timey soul to go with it.

Although this album might be hard to come by without mailorder (as most good albums seem to be these days), this release is defenitely worth going out on a limb for. It's just that good. And if you get the chance, check out his live show. Although it's only three men, they make a sound that fills up any club. Let's put it this way, this band made Murder by Death fans dance. That's a feat within itself.

 

 
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SilentStorms (March 27, 2007)

What's with dropping the jewish thing twice in the first paragraph ... is that even relevant?

Anonymous (March 26, 2007)

Langhorne pretty much always steals the show. I'm really curious to see where he lands now that V2 folded. Labels are slipping for not signing him the minute the V2 shit was announced.

xlongjohnx (March 24, 2007)

this cd is amazing i listen to it while drivingall the time

Anonymous (March 23, 2007)

seen these guys twice.

the first time, with murder by death. They stole the show in my opnion and were much better than the waterdowned MBD.

The second time. Not so good, cause there were like 3 people there at the grog shop to watch 4 shit bands and langhorne..

good ablum, pick it up

Scruffy (March 23, 2007)

Doesn't every man remind you of Ted Danson, at least a little bit?

Anonymous (March 23, 2007)

Bob Dylan reminds me of Woody Guthrie.

riversmonkey (March 23, 2007)

Its bullshit how every single singer-songwriter is compared to Bob Dylan, its just like saying that the guy is a man so he reminds me of Ted Danson

UncleFunkyPants (March 23, 2007)

I prefer Slim Picken's to this but any Langhorne is good enough.

Anonymous (March 23, 2007)

this guys amazing.

Anonymous (March 23, 2007)

This guy reminds me of Bob Dylan

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