Didn't It Rain - Songs: Ohia
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  • Summary: With the word "blue" appearing in four out of the seven song titles, you get a general idea of Jason Molina's mood as he recorded this sixth proper LP under the Songs:Ohia name. The entire album was recorded live in a Philadelphia studio with Molina backed by a new full band, including co-vocalists Jennie Benford and Jim Krewson. Expand
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  1. Didn't It Rain may be simplistic compared to its more eclectic and haunting predecessor ['Ghost Tropic'], but it evokes the world-weary tones of Neil Young's 1970 masterpiece After The Gold Rush. [Jun 2002, p.86]
  2. Easily the most satisfying Songs: Ohia album since Axxess & Ace.
  3. In the process of recording another incredible album, he's discovered that light is most visible when it's flickering alone in the dark.
  4. Contains enough stunned wonder and insular grit to entrance the more hidden nooks of your unconscious for months. [#34, p.64]
  5. In his own oblique way, Molina's crafted one of his most introspective and satisfying Songs: Ohia records yet.
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    The results are mesmeric in their stately extrapolation of gloom. [May 2002, p.102]
  7. A work of thematic and dramatic constancy.
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