Category Archives: Vinyl: Sparklehorse

Sparklehorse, Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain, 2006

Here I go waltzing into the fourth Sparklehorse album, quite a different kettle of fish to the debut released a decade earlier. Linkous almost goes mainstream here. Almost. The lyrics are as bonkers as usual. The sound is perhaps a … Continue reading

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Sparklehorse, It’s A Wonderful Life, 2001

My first copy of It’s A Wonderful Life was bought in the month it was released and for that reason it sort of rates up there as my favourite Sparklehorse album. But more than that I love an album you … Continue reading

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Sparklehorse, Good Morning Spider, 1998

Aesthetic-wise Good Morning Spider is pretty much a continuation of where we left off with Vivadixesubmarine. There’s a similar stylistic juxtaposition of various binaries such as soft/loud, sweet/bitter, harsh/dulcet, noise/melody and pain/salve across the course of these seventeen tracks. If … Continue reading

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Sparklehorse, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, 1995

Let’s start with a quote from Tim Jonze of the Guardian, written as obituary for Linkous when he took his own life in March 2010. “The genius of Mark Linkous … was to transform the twisted and cruel into the … Continue reading

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