What A Wonderful Industry [Cloudy Clear Vinyl] (LP)


M. Ward

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Amoeba Review

01/16/2019

M. Ward both toasts and throws some shade at the music industry on his latest album, a surprise release that is tellingly-titled. If one could take the conflicted and ironic essence of Nick Lowe’s “I Love My Label” and disseminate that feeling into an entire album, well, What A Wonderful Industry wouldn’t be too far off. The sounds are easygoing for the most part, full of Ward’s telltale acoustic strum and gentle coo of a voice, but the characters that populate these songs are described as ranging from “a lot of very inspirational people I've had the pleasure to work with but…also a few I wish I'd never met.” Catharsis feels too strong a word for an album that is so often mellow and warm, but Ward provides compelling melodies to score the unsexy, unsavory, and bureaucratic world behind the music.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Arrivals Chorus
M. Ward 02:34
2.
Miracle Man
M. Ward 02:59
3.
Shark
M. Ward 04:10
4.
Motorcycle Ride
M. Ward 03:24
5.
El Rancho
M. Ward 03:00
6.
Sit Around The House
M. Ward 02:34


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Kind Of Human
M. Ward 03:07
2.
A Mind Is The Worst Thing To Waste
M. Ward 02:29
3.
Return To Neptune's Net
M. Ward 01:56
4.
Poor Tom
M. Ward 02:34
5.
War & Peace
M. Ward 03:31
6.
Bobby
M. Ward 03:06

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