|Studio album by|
|Recorded||Kingsize Sound Laboratories, Chicago, Illinois|
|Producer||Dave Trumfio, Brett Sparks|
|The Handsome Family chronology|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
Odessa is the first album by alternative country band The Handsome Family.It was released 1994 by Carrot Top Records.
AllMusic wrote that "Brett Sparks' plain but resonant Midwestern twang gives the songs on Odessa the ring of common truth, and he and Rennie Sparks had already established themselves as writers to be reckoned with, conjuring a lyrical voice that sounds homey and terribly alienated at the same time."Greil Marcus called the album an effort to "transfer the fatalism of the old murder ballads into modern life." Trouser Press wrote that "if Odessa has a fault, it’s lyrics that are sometimes too coyly knowing, tossing off pop cultural references to no real effect."
Transmissions from the Satellite Heart is the sixth studio album by American rock band The Flaming Lips, released in 1993 by Warner Bros. Records. The album marked the departure of Jonathan Donahue and Nathan Roberts, and the addition of guitarist Ronald Jones and drummer Steven Drozd.
Faust So Far is a 1972 album by German krautrock group Faust. This, the band's second studio album, has a more commercially typical structure than its predecessor; it comprises nine separate tracks, each consisting of an individual and distinct musical style or theme.
Visions of Excess is the second album by the Golden Palominos. The band's line-up was substantially different from their first album. It includes a cover of Moby Grape's "Omaha," with Michael Stipe singing lead.
Valhalla Avenue is an album by Irish alternative rock act The Fatima Mansions. Released in 1992 by Kitchenware Records, the album included the singles "Evil Man" and "1000%". Frontman Cathal Coughlan wrote, and with the assistance of Ralph Jezzard and Victor Van Vugt, produced and engineered the album.
Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Guru. This second release to the Jazzmatazz series slightly toned down the jazz rap punch that made the first volume memorable. It was nevertheless critically acclaimed in its own right. Guests featured on this release include Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Ramsey Lewis, Kool Keith, Patra and Jamiroquai; other musicians reprising their roles from the previous release include Branford Marsalis, Courtney Pine and Ronny Jordan.
Squeezing Out Sparks is the fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter Graham Parker and his band the Rumour. The album was released in March 1979. Although the Rumour were not credited on the cover, their name was included on the album label.
Everything's Alright Forever is the second album by English indie rock band The Boo Radleys, released in 1992.
13 Flavours Of Doom is an album by Canadian hardcore punk band D.O.A. It was released in 1992 on band member Joe Keithley's own record label, Sudden Death Records, and also in the UK on Alternative Tentacles. In spite of its title, the album actually had fourteen tracks – the last one not being numbered on the CD inlay.
Free Dirt is the first full-length album by Australian alternative rock band Died Pretty, released in 1986. The album was repackaged in 2008 by Aztec Music with a second CD containing seven singles and six live recordings from 1986.
The Handsome Family is an alternative country and Americana duo consisting of husband and wife Brett and Rennie Sparks formed in Chicago, Illinois, and currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are perhaps best known for their song "Far from Any Road" from the album Singing Bones, which was used as the main title theme for the first season of HBO's 2014 crime drama True Detective. The band's 10th album, Unseen, was released on September 16, 2016, the first new release on the band's own label Milk & Scissors Music and through long-time label Loose in Europe.
Milk and Scissors is the second album by alternative country band the Handsome Family. It was released 1996 by Carrot Top Records, and by Scout Releases in the same year.
Through the Trees is the third full-length album released by alternative country duo The Handsome Family. It was released 1998 by Carrot Top Records / Loose Music (Europe).
In The Air is the fifth album released by alternative country band The Handsome Family. It was released in 2000 by Carrot Top Records / Loose Music (Europe) and comes as an enhanced audio CD with an additional video for the song "Amelia Earhart vs. The Dancing Bear," from Milk and Scissors.
Twilight is the sixth album released by alternative country band The Handsome Family. It was released 2001 by Carrot Top Records / Loose Music (Europe).
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 / 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."
Honey Moon is the eighth studio album released by alternative country band The Handsome Family. It was released 2009 by Carrot Top Records / Loose Music (Europe).
Dark Sneak Love Action is an album by Tom Tom Club, released in 1991. It includes the band's cover version of the Hot Chocolate track, "You Sexy Thing."
Levon Helm is a 1982 album by Levon Helm. It was his second eponymous album and his last studio album until Dirt Farmer, released in 2007.
Very, Very Powerful Motor is the second studio album by the Fastbacks, released in 1990 on PopLlama Records.
Elvis Sex-Change is a compilation album by the British indie rock band Cornershop, released in 1993. It compiles the band's first two EPs In the Days of Ford Cortina and Lock Stock & Double Barrel.