|Last Days Of Wonder|
|Studio album by|
|Label||Carrot Top / Loose Music|
|The Handsome Family chronology|
|The A.V. Club||A-|
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."
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."
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