A.C. Newman – Get Guilty

 

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Artist:  A.C. Newman
AlbumGet Guilty
File Under: Baroque Pop
Recommended if You Like: The New Pornographers, Elliott Smith, The Shins, Arcade Fire
Featured Track: Submarines of Stockholm

The New Pornographers melody maker, A.C. (Carl) Newman has released his second solo album, Get Guilty, on Matador Records and it’s one of the many great albums released in the past few weeks that has consistently bubbled to the top of my playlist day after day. The songs are beautifully produced, orchestral and lush without being overdone.  And his powerful pop lyrics are so catchy and charming you could almost liken him a modern day Elton John.  This is the kind of stuff that will get stuck in your head all day long.

But don’t let the ‘pop’ reference mislead you here, there is no shortage of craft and genius on this album. Just as with The New Pornographers, the parts of this production are as impressive as the sum.  With the aid of drummers Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Mountain Goats) and Charles Burst along with Nicole Atkins and Mates of State’s Kori Gardner lending some vocals, songs like “There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve” and “The Heartbreak Rides” are transformed into pure magic.

A.C. Newman plays The Independent in San Francisco February 28.

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One thought on “A.C. Newman – Get Guilty

  1. I’m really excited to hear this album in full, thanks for the review! I’ve got some major nostalgic love for A.C. Newman.

    P.S. Thanks again for planning and hosting the mixer! We should try and make it a semi-regular thing.

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