Rehearsing My Choir

Album Review of Rehearsing My Choir by The Fiery Furnaces.

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Rehearsing My Choir

The Fiery Furnaces

Rehearsing My Choir by The Fiery Furnaces

Release Date: Oct 25, 2005
Record label: Rough Trade
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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Rehearsing My Choir - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

For better or worse, Rehearsing My Choir -- the Fiery Furnaces' collaboration with their grandmother, Olga Sarantos -- is a family reunion set to tape: equally intimate and insular. It's not that the audience isn't invited to listen in, it's just that the Friedberger siblings and their grandma are so in their element that they don't necessarily notice when their listeners aren't following along. The album, which loosely interprets and embellishes some of Sarantos' memories of life in Chicago (using Eleanor's vocals as flashbacks and Sarantos' as the voice of experience) is easily their most challenging work yet.

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