Magnolia Electric Co. – Josephine

LP, Secretly Canadian, 2009

Recorded by Steve Albini


While Magnolia Electric Co’s final record is still tinged with the weariness & melancholy that pervades all of Jason Molina’s previous work, Josephine also feels imbued with vital life force, bittersweet romance, and hopefulness that make it uplifting despite the odds.

Recommended if you dig dobro & lap steel, ditch-trilogy Neil young, and autumnal contemplation


Style: Americana, Singer-Songwriter, Country Rock

Vibe: Warm, Reflective, Wistful, Autumnal, Romantic, Hopeful, Melancholy, Tender, Weary, Rustic, Bittersweet

Musical Qualities: Simple, Lyrical, Vocal Harmonies, Lush

Instrumentation: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Piano, Dobro, Lap Steel, Saxophone, Vibraphone, Cornet, Air Organ, Mellotron



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