Music

White Denim – D!

January 26, 2017

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This post is the sixteenth post of my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery.

In this series I’m going to be looking through the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and commenting on the albums featured, telling you about albums I think should have been featured, artists that should have been featured too and just anything else I feel like commenting on!

This isn’t a sponsored series but if you’d like to read the book with me I’ll put a link at the bottom of this post to where you can buy it. This series is just something I wanted to do because I’d been reading the book and found that I had a lot of opinions!

Every Tuesday and Thursday I’m going to take one album from the front of the book starting in 1950s and one album from the back of the book starting in 2000’s, I’ll give you a bit of the albums history, the track list and of course my thoughts on the album!

In this post we’re going to be talking about White Denim – D

As this album is available on Spotify I’ll put a player below this paragraph so that if you’d like to listen along whilst you read the rest of this post you can!

D was released in 2011 by Downtown / Cooperative, it was produced by ‘various’ and the art director was Michael Hammet, the run time is 37:00,

White Denim are a four-piece rock band from Texas, D was their fourth studio album, their first as a four-piece band, previously they had just been a 3 piece.

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Personally I think that in comparison to the albums that came before D this album sounds very commercial and as though they have changed their sound up a little in order to reach a wider audience and ultimately sell more albums.

It still has that signature White Denim sound, just with a more commercial feel to it, because of that this isn’t my favourite White Denim album!

Here’s the track list:

Track One: It’s Him!

Track Two: Burnished

Track Three: At the Farm

Track Four: Street Joy

Track Five: Anvil Everything

Track Six: River to Consider

Track Seven: Drug

Track Eight: Bess St

Track Nine: Is and Is and Is

Track Ten: Keys

I think my favourite track off this album is At The Farm.

The only thing left for me to say now is whether or not I think this album belongs on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and my answer is no.

I think any of their previous albums could’ve made the list and indeed maybe they have, there’s still the possibility that we’ll stumble across them in future posts and we move back through the book.

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This album really isn’t their greatest, it’s good and sure it marks a turning point in their career as they chose to become a four piece and turn their sound a little more commercial, but that doesn’t mean that everyone must hear this album before they die in my opinion.

That’s it for this post from my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die! As I said at the beginning of this post this isn’t in anyway a sponsored series but if you’d like to buy the book so you can read along with me then click here for the link to purchase from Waterstones if you live in the UK and click here for the Amazon link if you’re in the rest of the world.

Those aren’t affiliate links; I just want to make sure you guys know where to buy the book if you want to read along too!

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Charlotte xo