House With No Home - Horse Feathers
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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the folk band from Portland, Oregon.
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  1. Any initial quaintness complexifies into something richer, more layered.
  2. It leaves a lot implied, but slowly clears the way for a chilling catharsis.
  3. House With No Home is the ideal second album for a band like this: a refinement and broadening and deepening, even of their sound, one that suggests a rich and hopefully lasting career.
  4. If you like gorgeous folk, then this album is for you. If you don’t, well, The Hold Steady released something not that long ago.
  5. They cast a powerful spell and sustain it over 11 tracks, yet at times you wish they'd jam, or perform a cover, or do anything to break it up somehow.
  6. the two carve up each track like master craftsman, finding the perfect middle ground between the sparse, reverb-laden landscapes of the Great Lake Swimmers and the orchestral, aching beauty of Hem.
  7. Each track possesses a sad beauty, thanks largely to Peter Broderick's heavily arranged bluegrass instrumentation, but Ringle's faint, barely decipherable vocals act like fog obscuring a lush forest. [Fall 2008, p.86]

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  1. Sam
    Oct 5, 2008
    8
    Gorgeous folk album that grows with intensity by the listen.