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A Vintage Burden by Charalambides


A Vintage Burden

Release Date: May 30, 2006

Genre(s): Indie, Rock

Record label: Kranky


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Album Review: A Vintage Burden by Charalambides

Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Anybody looking for the physically visceral side of Charalambides -- as was displayed at Terrastock 6 -- should listen elsewhere. Vintage Burden is a collection of quietly psychedelic minimal guitar and vocal songs. It is among the most tender, fragile, and spiritually savvy records out there, and coming as it does from the undisputed parents of the acid folk subculture (can't call it "underground" anymore; it's too popular), that's saying something.

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Dusted Magazine
Opinion: Very Good

Tom and Christina Carter are the king and queen of wide lens psych-folk. As the minds behind Charalambides, they’ve been responsible for more than a decade’s worth of goose-bump inducing music. As recently as 2004, the band included steel guitarist Heather Leigh Murray, who helped to flesh out that year’s synapse scrambler, Joy Shapes. Their latest Kranky release, A Vintage Burden, finds the group in its original twosome formation.

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