Last Days of Wonder

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Last Days Of Wonder
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Genre Alternative country
Label Carrot Top / Loose Music
The Handsome Family chronology
Singing Bones
Last Days Of Wonder
Honey Moon
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic 80/100 [1]
Review scores
The A.V. Club A- [2]
Pitchfork Media 6.7/10 [3]

Last Days Of Wonder is the seventh studio album released by alternative country band The Handsome Family. It was released 2006 by Carrot Top Records (North America) / Loose Music (Europe). The title is a reference to Puritan scientist and witch-hunter Cotton Mather's 1693 book Wonders of the Invisible World , which lyricist Rennie Sparks found intriguing because of what she called its "madness brimming under the surface of things." [4]



The album was well received by critics: according to Metacritic, the album has received an average review score of 80/100, based on 17 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews." [1]

Track listing

  1. "Your Great Journey" – 3:13
  2. "Tesla's Hotel Room" – 3:56
  3. "These Golden Jewels" – 3:32
  4. "After We Shot The Grizzly" – 3:33
  5. "Flapping Your Broken Wings" – 3:45
  6. "Beautiful William" – 4:22
  7. "All The Time In Airports" – 3:43
  8. "White Lights" – 3:36
  9. "Bowling Alley Bar" – 2:52
  10. "Hunter Green" - 4:29
  11. "Our Blue Sky" - 2:59
  12. "Somewhere Else To Be" - 3:23

Personnel [5]

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  1. 1 2 "Last Days of Wonder Reviews". Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  2. Bahn, Christopher (5 July 2006). "Review: The Handsome Family, Last Days Of Wonder". The A.V. Club . Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. Bahn, Christopher (8 February 2006). "Interview: Brett and Rennie Sparks of The Handsome Family". A.V. Club. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  5. cf. Brett & Rennie Sparks (2006): Credits. In Last Days Of Wonder [CD booklet]. Chicago: Carrot Top Records.