Repress of long out of print Lambchop album from 2002.
Two years later Kurt Wagner conceived an album of almost painful accuracy and precision in his eternal quest for artful intimacy. The ever-modest Lambchop boss presented the album to us with these words: “Here’s my new album. I hope you’ll like it. It’s a bunch of samey, downtempo stuff that doesn’t really seem to go anywhere.” Little did he know. Is A Woman broke Lambchop to the same place on the European continent where Nixon had previously taken the band in the UK. It was instantly recognized as a modern classic and described by one famous German critic as “one of the best albums ever made”. We couldn’t agree more.
‘Another mature masterpiece from America’s finest.’ AOTM 5/5 – Uncut
‘It’s a brave and curious record that, as on ‘Bugs’, occasionally resembles Willie Nelson fronting Labradford.’ 8/10 – NME
‘A strange delight of a record.’ 8/10 – Popmatters
‘A record that urges you to lean closer to the speakers in order to fully hear everything that is being played and sung.’ – The Wire
‘These gradual pleasures fly in the face of today’s pop/rock hardsell, for sure, but inexorably you are drawn into Kurt’s world.’ 4/5 – Mojo
A1. The Daily Growl
A2. The New Cobweb Summer
B3. My Blue Wave
B4. I Can Hardly Spell My Name
B5. Autumn’s Vicar
C8. D. Scott Parsley
D10. The Old Matchbook Trick
D11. Is A Woman
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