'Em Are I

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'Em Are I
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - 'Em Are I album cover.jpg
Studio album by Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
Released April 20, 2009 (UK)
Genre Anti-folk
Length 37:44
Label Rough Trade
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard chronology
12 Crass Songs
(2007)12 Crass Songs2007
'Em Are I
(2009)
A Turn In The Dream-Songs
(2011)A Turn In The Dream-Songs2011

'Em Are I is the fifth album by anti-folk artist Jeffrey Lewis, and the first credited to Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard (Lewis' backing band). Lewis revealed the following in an interview with Audio Antihero Records.

'Em Are I is probably the one I feel best about as a representation of a well thought-out studio album, where I had the time to get things a bit more how I wanted them instead of just ending up with what I got accidentally. I think the “Mini-Theme” track at the end of “‘Em Are I” is just about the best song recording I’ve managed to do, I’m very happy with how that came out.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (A-) link
Rockfeedback 5/5 stars link
The Guardian 4/5 stars link
NME (7/10) link
Spin 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  • CD RTRADCD514, LP RTRADLP514[3]
  1. "Slogans"
  2. "Roll Bus Roll"
  3. "If Life Exists"
  4. "Broken Broken Broken Heart"
  5. "Whistle Past The Graveyard"
  6. "To Be Objectified"
  7. "The Upside-down Cross"
  8. "Bugs & Flowers"
  9. "Good Old Pig, Gone To Avalon"
  10. "It's Not Impossible"
  11. "Mini-Theme: Moocher From The Future"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview // Jeffrey Lewis
  2. '^ Hoffman, Ross. "Review: Em Are I". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Rough Trade Records page". Rough Trade. Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-05-01.