Talulah Gosh

Backwash

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Everything Talulah Gosh ever recorded -- all 25 tracks worth -- is assembled on Backwash, a superb collection of twee pop at its finest. Unlike many of their shambling co-conspirators, the Goshes crafted music surprising in its complexity; "Talulah Gosh" flows smoothly from a gentle bridge into an adrenalized chorus, "Bringing Up Baby" wraps gossamer harmonies around a syncopated rhythm, and the brilliant "I Can't Get No Satisfaction (Thank God)" sports a Byrds-worthy jangle riff. Similarly, beneath the cuddly, sweetness-and-light surface lurks a dark edge; "My World's Ending" is an aggressive tearjerker, while "Break Your Face" is as corrosive as its title.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:49 Amazon
2 2:27 Amazon
3 1:43 Amazon
4 3:38 Amazon
5 3:24 Amazon
6 1:59 Amazon
7 3:07 Amazon
8 1:35 Amazon
9 1:57 Amazon
10 2:05 Amazon
11 3:16 Amazon
12 3:01 Amazon
13 2:23 Amazon
14 3:30 Amazon
15 1:24 Amazon
16 2:58 Amazon
17 1:30 Amazon
18 1:34 Amazon
19 2:36 Amazon
20 1:15 Amazon
21 1:07 Amazon
22 1:55 Amazon
23 1:39 Amazon
24 2:05 Amazon
25 2:55 Amazon
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