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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Current 93 - Black Ships Ate the Sky

This album is one of the best ones I've heard recently. At this point it's vying for my favorite album of the year, along with Brother, Sister by mewithoutYou. Dark, folky, apocalyptic, scary, sad, doomy, and beautiful, it's best listened to beginning to end.

1. Idumæa [Vocals: Marc Almond]
2. Sunset (The Death of Thumbelina)
3. Black Ships in the Sky
4. Then Kill Cæsar
5. Idumæa [Vocals: Bonnie "Prince" Billy]
6. This Autistic Imperium Is Nihil Reich
7. Dissolution of 'The Boat Millions of Years'
8. Idumæa [Vocals: Baby Dee]
9. Bind Your Tortoise Mouth
10. Idumæa [Vocals: Antony]
11. Black Ships Seen Last Year South of Heaven
12. Babylon Destroyer
13. Idumæa [Vocals: Clodagh Simonds]
14. Black Ships Were Sinking into Idumæa [Vocals: Cosey Fanni Tutti]
15. Beautiful Dancing Dust [(Vocals: Antony]
16. Idumæa [Vocals: Pantaleimon]
17. Black Ships in Their Harbours
18. Idumæa [Vocals: David Tibet]
19. Black Ships Ate the Sky
20. Why Cæsar Is Burning, Pt. 2
21. Idumæa [Vocals: Shirley Collins]

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