Feast of Wire

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Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Tucson, Arizona-based duo of Joey Burns and John Convertino return with their fourth full-length album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Mojo
    100
    Seductive, stirring songs about crushed hope and the corruption of beauty and some of their most ambitious arrangements make this their most fully-realised and accomplished album yet. [Mar 2003, p.98]
  2. Magnet
    90
    It's all drunkenly cinematic, as prickly as a cactus and smart as hell. [#58, p.85]
  3. The best complete work the band has offered to date.
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    It's some indication of Feast of Wire's accomplished evocation of Arizona's old weirdness that it makes you want to go to Tucson. [Mar 2003, p.104]
  5. Calexico provide drama, atmosphere, tension and tenderness in the 16 tracks here, not only because they have soul but because they're so good at their craft.
  6. Although not every track here is of the highest quality, all sixteen tracks are woven together expertly.
  7. Blender
    60
    The songs aren't strong enough to hold the disparate influences together. [#13, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 31, 2012
    10
    This is the most unappreciated, underrated, unknown album I have ever listened to. This guys deserve way more credit than what they areThis is the most unappreciated, underrated, unknown album I have ever listened to. This guys deserve way more credit than what they are getting. It draws from all sorts of genres, but still keeps its southwestern feel. It is simply amazing. A+ Expand
  2. MarkG
    Mar 18, 2003
    10
    A great album from this important band.
  3. DavidB.
    Apr 8, 2008
    10
    In my all time top 10 of albums.
  4. SpencerT
    Apr 13, 2005
    9
    Sometimes the songs are a bit less genuinely emotional than they're intended to be. But for the large part, a very good album with well Sometimes the songs are a bit less genuinely emotional than they're intended to be. But for the large part, a very good album with well written songs. Expand
  5. Bibi2315
    Feb 11, 2006
    9
    Really one of the best Calexico works. Still entertaining after 3 years of repetitive audiences. Love it!
  6. JillH
    Jul 23, 2005
    9
    Is it possible that the best mariachi-fueled rock album to date could come from somewhere other than Texas? I think it may be...
  7. HamishMcP
    Sep 11, 2005
    8
    An evocative and textured album, still intriguing after 2 years.

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