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Lambchop - This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You) (Ltd Edition Coloured Vinyl) (City Slang)

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22nd March 2019
Limited Edition White Vinyl LP

Format:  Limited Edition White Vinyl LP
Cat No:  SLANG50197LP

The shift is so subtle and unassuming, you may never notice it happens. But 42 minutes into Lambchop’s fourteenth studio album (by the way, it’s the fourteenth Lambchop album because, like all the other tallest buildings in the world, Lambchop skips No. 13.) — the disarming but intimate confessional called This (is what I wanted to tell you) —Kurt Wagner steps forward, his voice newly unadorned. With the Auto-Tune gild of recent Lambchop records momentarily leached away, his voice is as open and honest as the acoustic guitar and lonesome harmonica that traipse beneath it.

The feelings practically pour between the cracks of his stunning baritone, raw for the first time in years. “If I gave you a hundred dollars to record just three words/I could make the perfect song,” he sings, the vulnerability of both voice and verse becoming an emotional revelation as he curls aspirationally around that final phrase. The finale of This, “Flower” is a moment of hope wrought from a static state of quiet hell, a little request for a vow of love before we all cry or drink ourselves to death. This is what he wanted to tell you, plain and simple and pure.


A1. The New Isn't So You Anymore 
A2. Crosswords, Or What This Says About You 
A3. Everything For You 
A4. The Lasting Last Of You 
B1. The Air Is Heavy and I Should Be Listening to You 
B2. The December-ish You 
B3. This Is What I Wanted To Tell You 
B4. Flower