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