Molina And Johnson

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  • Summary: This is the debut album of the collaboration between Magnolia Electric Co.'s Jason Molina and Centro-matic's Will Johnson.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. This empty feeling contributes to the quiet mood of Molina & Johnson, which feels dark and battered yet still gleaming, a compilation that's as evocative as the best work of either of its namesakes.
  2. It sounds nothing like their other bands, and only shares that feel with their solo work. This, these twelve fragile, creaking, beautiful songs, is the sound of Molina and Johnson.
  3. The third of the record that’s truly Molina & Johnson shines the brightest, when their discreet identities fall away to create Burroughs’ and Gysin’s third mind.
  4. Alternative Press
    Molina & Johnson's treasures are there, as long as you listen closely. [Jan 2010, p.95]
  5. Together, usually accompanied by little more than acoustic guitar and piano, they create emotionally rich musical miniatures that only ever take up as much room--both musically and lyrically--as they need.
  6. All in all, a fine introduction to the compelling Will Johnson, but a peculiar idea, to make a painfully intimate album with two songwriters rather than just one.
  7. There are a few bright spots on this otherwise monochromatic album, most crammed toward the beginning.

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