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The Lateness of the Hour


Download links and information about The Lateness of the Hour by Eric Matthews. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 45:27 minutes.

Artist: Eric Matthews
Release date: 1997
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 45:27
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No. Title Length
1. Ideas That Died That Day 3:59
2. My Morning Parade 4:19
3. Pair of Cherry 2:24
4. To Clear the Air 2:44
5. Yes, Everyone 2:31
6. Everything so Real 4:45
7. Becomes Dark Blue 4:25
8. The Pleasant Kind 4:00
9. Gilded Cages 3:08
10. Dopeyness 2:50
11. Since the Wheel Free 3:34
12. Festival Fun 1:45
13. No Gnashing Teeth 5:03



Displaying an increased sense of songcraft and sharper arrangements, The Lateness of the Hour takes the virtues of Eric Matthews' debut, It's Heavy in Here, and amplifies them, resulting in a richer, fuller album. Where its predecessor only made a passing acknowledgment of rock, there's more guitar on The Lateness of the Hour, and it has a less orchestral feel — the strings and horns are used as coloring, accentuating the songs in the style of swinging '60s pop. Matthews still has a problem with writing provocative lyrics, but his melodicism is at a peak. Each song has a memorable melody which is surrounded by rolling guitars, lush strings, and sweet brass. The best songs have an effortless grace, while even the weaker moments are enjoyable because of the lavish arrangements. Matthews might be too precious for some listeners — his voice is almost inhumanly fey and breathy — but, on the basis of The Lateness of the Hour, there's little denying that he is developing into a first-rate songwriter and arranger.