Post-War You can hear the dust in the 78-rpm grooves of Matt Ward's weathered voice, and it's a beautiful thing. Trouble was, past CDs sounded as… Post-War You can hear the dust in the 78-rpm grooves of Matt Ward's weathered voice, and it's a beautiful thing. Trouble was, past CDs sounded as… 2006-08-22 M. Ward Folk Indie Rock
Music Review

Post-War (2006)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Aug 22, 2006; Lead Performance: M. Ward; Genres: Folk, Indie Rock

You can hear the dust in the 78-rpm grooves of Matt Ward's weathered voice, and it's a beautiful thing. Trouble was, past CDs sounded as if they were recorded in the 78-rpm era too. Ward's fifth album Post-War cuts through the cobwebs without losing the warmth, thanks to producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley), who brings a lustrous but low-key grace to the arrangements. From the surf-rocking ''Neptune's Net'' to the soul-dipped ''Eyes on the Prize,'' Ward's talents have never been more persuasively showcased.

Originally posted Aug 25, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints
Advertisement

From Our Partners