City of Daughters - Destroyer
Track Listing
  1. Comments on the World as Will
  2. No Cease Fires! (Crimes Against the State of Our Love, Baby)
  3. Dark Purposes
  4. Emax I
  5. I Want the Cyclops
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  1. Comments on the World as Will
  2. No Cease Fires! (Crimes Against the State of Our Love, Baby)
  3. Dark Purposes
  4. Emax I
  5. I Want the Cyclops
  6. Loves of a Gnostic
  7. Emax II
  8. State of the Union
  9. School and the Girls Who Go There
  10. The Space Race
  11. Melanie and Jennifer and Melanie
  12. War on Jazz II or How I Learned to Love the War on Jazz
  13. Emax II
  14. You Were so Cruel
  15. Signs
  16. Rereading the Marble Faun
  17. Son of the Earth
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Originally released in 1998 (and reissued on Merge in 2010), City of Daughters was Dan Bejar's first foray into Destroyer mode. While it may lack the apocalyptic Ziggy Stardust panache of Streethawk: A Seduction (or to a lesser extent, Thief), it provides a wide open window to the artist's metamorphosis from bedroom bard to Dadaist-indie poet laureate. Without all of the signature Destroyer flourishes ("lie lies" "la las" and choice "guitarmonies") Bejar's clever wordplay feels even more surreal (tracks like "I Want This ...

City of Daughters 2010, Merge

UPC: 673855037127

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