Stream: Joanna Newsom’s Have One On Me + Various Facts and Opinions About the Album

NPR is kind enough to stream the entirety of Joanna Newsom’s Have One On Me. Us lucky writer folks have been streaming it for a couple of weeks with a stringent stipulation that we keep our mouths shut. Now that it’s out, after the jump are some facts and opinions about the album. Pick up a copy today (we’ve got the vinyl on hold at Other Music) and feel free to add your own in the comments.


Stream: Joanna Newsom, Have One On Me


-It is definitely her best record
-”Go Long” is the best song. It’s so good
-”Go Long” has kora
-There is a part where Joanna Newsom says “silly goose,” that’s the best part of the record
-Three songs reference being drunk, two in the first line of the song
-There is much less Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe elf quiver in her voice
-The last song, “Does Not Suffice” is a brutal breakup song
-Some of the songs were recorded in “Weed, California” and some were recorded in “Grass Valley, California”
-Jim O’Rourke mixed six songs (in Tokyo)
-Phaedon Sinis plays tarhu and kemençe
Alex Camphouse plays “horn.” Just horn
-She references these animals: daddy longlegs, spider, dragon, dog-size horse, goose, rabbit, bunny, gulls, horse, bark-beetle, black bear, deer, fox, goldfish, hawk, monkeys, wolf-spider, magpie, blue jay, bulldog, dove, dog and pup
-The album is three CDs but could have fit on two
-She says “tore up” and it sounds gnarl
-There are no swear words
-The typeface on the cover is Mostra

POSTED February 23, 2010 12:53PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

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