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The BooksThought For Food

Tracklist

Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again4:05
Read, Eat, Sleep3:46
All Bad Ends All2:42
Contempt3:20
All Our Base Are Belong To Them4:18
Thankyoubranch5:05
Motherless Bastard4:11
Mikey Bass2:52
Excess Straussess2:06
Getting The Done Job3:49
A Dead Fish Gains The Power Of Observation1:07
Deafkids1:10

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    Cover of Thought For Food, 2002-06-03, CDThought For Food
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    Tomlab – tom20 Germany2002Germany2002
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    Cover of Thought For Food, 2002-06-03, VinylThought For Food
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    Tomlab – tom 20 lpGermany2002Germany2002
    Cover of Thought For Food, 2002, VinylThought For Food
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    Tomlab – tom 20Germany2002Germany2002
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    Cover of Thought For Food, 2011-01-18, VinylThought For Food
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    Temporary Residence Limited – TRR180US2011US2011
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    Cover of Thought For Food, 2011-01-18, VinylThought For Food
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    Temporary Residence Limited – TRR180US2011US2011
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    Cover of Thought For Food, 2011, CDThought For Food
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    Temporary Residence Limited – TRR180 CDUS2011US2011
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    Cover of Thought For Food, 2016-10-28, VinylThought For Food
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    Temporary Residence Limited – TRR180US2016US2016
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    Reviews

    • invalidusername's avatar
      Early 21st century strummtronica. Neo folk satire. A sonic delight.
      • DeafTab's avatar
        DeafTab
        What I've been wondering is why they had to switch up the track listing on the second side of the disc
        • timscotthalteman's avatar
          This album -- as rich, warm, and densely layered as it is -- deeply benefits from the vinyl experience. Been listening for about a decade to Thought for Food and it's like hearing it anew with this 2002 pressing. Excellent. A contemporary, inimitable classic.
          • Chinhippy's avatar
            Chinhippy
            How can you tell if this is a German release? Just because the label is based in Germany? I find it kind of hard to believe that an American band would release their first album exclusively in Germany.
            • Conor000000's avatar
              Conor000000
              This page should be combined with the other page of the same version, right? We have two of the same.
              • An_'s avatar
                An_
                For me, the mark up is worth it for the better artwork
                • scoundrel's avatar
                  scoundrel
                  The Books' first album, THOUGHT FOR FOOD, sees them already blending their cut-up method with folksy strummings, as on "Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again," making the melody more uneasy with vocal snippets. But that's not the only trick up their sleeves: "All Bad Ends All" has a swinging feel, while the slow build of "All Our Base Are Belong To Them" ends in a banjo free-for-all boosted by some hushed vocals. (More vocals punctuate the staccato "Getting The Done Job.") "Thankyoubranch" begins into chaos and ends with darkness, while "Mikey Bass" has plenty of bass plus some additional epiglottal sounds, as opposed to the chopped up strings of "Excess Straussess." Odd fun a-plenty.

                  • Diocki's avatar
                    Diocki
                    To explore back-road folk while remaining in tune with the modern sampling phenom seems to be an impossible task for most artists interested in bypassing the looming threat of genre-label. The Books have shattered this trend in Thought for Food to create a very unique and surprisingly uplifting piece of work that incorporates traditional folk guitar and cello with experimental sampling and percussion. A must have for instrumental enthusiasts who enjoy balking at the traditional role folk music plays to soothe the listener; The Books inspire thought and vociferous introspection through their investigation of irony and satirical humor, all achieved within the context of remarkably bizzare, yet cheery instrumental banter.

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