Create account Log in

Barbarians

[Edit]

Download links and information about Barbarians by Richard Davies. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 33:31 minutes.

Artist: Richard Davies
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 33:31
Buy on iTunes $9.90
Buy on Amazon $8.99

Tracks

[Edit]
No. Title Length
1. Coldest Day 3:37
2. Palo Alto 4:53
3. Stars 3:10
4. Great Republic 3:29
5. The Kiss-off 1:32
6. May 3:17
7. Amsterdam 2:32
8. Kissinger's Banjo 2:57
9. Fog 3:20
10. Formulas 4:44

Details

[Edit]

Richard Davies' third solo effort is the most straightforward guitar-pop record he's produced to date — stripped of the orchestral flourishes of his early work, as well as the psych-folk textures of the previous Telegraph, Barbarians instead favors a simple yet nuanced approach which nevertheless cuts a wide stylistic path spanning from dark, ominous garage-rock ("Great Republic") to feather-light acoustic balladry (the gorgeous "Stars"). From the Uncle Sam stars-and-stripes stovepipe hat which adorns the cover to name-checks of everything from the Rio Grande to Lewis & Clark to NASA, Barbarians is a pointed, if often abstract, meditation on Davies' adopted home of America — many of the songs touch on themes of exploration and migration, yet despite his obvious gifts for rich, poetic wordplay, the lyrics don't really add up to much when taken as a whole. Still, given time, Davies' lazily ingratiating melodies take hold, and the record's relaxed, spontaneous atmosphere evokes a nonchalance ideally suited to its understated ambitions.