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The Art and Craft of Popular Music, 1994-2002


Download links and information about The Art and Craft of Popular Music, 1994-2002 by Joy Electric. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Gospel, Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 34 tracks with total duration of 02:09:44 minutes.

Artist: Joy Electric
Release date: 2002
Genre: Gospel, Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 34
Duration: 02:09:44
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No. Title Length
1. The Matterhorn 2:00
2. Dance to Moroder 3:14
3. Such a Beautiful Thought 4:05
4. Ringing Bells 4:15
5. Mistletoe and Molasses 3:44
6. Apples of Gold 3:35
7. We'll Last So Long 4:04
8. Farmhouse Fables 4:22
9. Weep in the Sunshine 2:45
10. Come In, Brother 3:38
11. Every Nook and Cranny 2:53
12. Blueberry Boats (And Pink Elephants) 4:57
13. We Are Rock (The Faint Remix) 3:28
14. We Are Rock (The Norway Remix) 2:52
15. We Are Rock (The Echoing Green Remix) 4:38
16. Drum Machine Joy 4:36
17. Candycane Carriage 4:11
18. Analogue Grand Diary 4:35
19. Sweet Sweet Charity 4:34
20. Keep Him in Your Thoughts 3:57
21. Five Stars for Failure 3:42
22. Burgundy Years 4:07
23. Hansel 3:56
24. I Beam, You Beam 4:48
25. The Cobbler 3:13
26. Sugar Rush 2:25
27. Monosynth 3:21
28. The Robot Beat 3:26
29. The North Sea 4:19
30. Disco for a Ride 3:38
31. Singing in Gee 5:20
32. Children of the Lord 3:23
33. I Sing Electric 3:44
34. These Should Be the Good Times 3:59



Joy Electric's Ronnie Martin basically made a greatest hits type thing with the double-disc collection, The Art and Craft of Popular Music. This retrospective spans eight years of Joy Electric material, highlighting Martin's favorite cuts, as well as brand new songs. Obviously, the work of Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys, and early New Order are sure ways to Martin's heart, for The Art and Craft of Popular Music echoes shiny, bright new wave ambience. Dark, muted synthesizers overlap Martin's boyish, artsy vocals. Classics such as "The Matterhorn" and "Ringing Bells" are standouts, and the kitschy cool "Every Nook and Cranny" is an added bonus. The Christian-tailored "Disco for a Ride" follows suit, while structured, basic pop songs like "The Girl From Rosewood Lane" and "Keep Him in Your Thoughts" showcase Martin's growing status as a songwriter and musician. Joy Electric is a rare breed, and The Art and Craft of Popular Music pays close attention to what once was without getting lost. Ronnie Martin has carved himself a space inside indie pop — it might be small, but he's there and that's what counts.