Cardinal is the debut album by Cardinal, the collaborative project of American indie rock musicians Eric Matthews and Richard Davies. If You Believe in Christmas Trees" – 3:59. You've Lost Me There" – 4:28. Public Melody – 1:35. Dream Figure" – 3:01. Tough Guy Tactics" – 2:26. Angel Darling" – 2:52. Singing to the Sunshine" – 2:46. Silver Machines" – 3:54. Forest Theme" – 0:43.
Cardinal fans had long given up on hearing another album from Richard Davies and Eric Matthews, whose partnership dissolved in acrimony after a single LP - but did lead to a couple of charming solo albums from each. Release Date: Jan 24, 2012 Record label: Fire Records Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock. 55 Music Critic Score How the Music Critic Score works. Hymns - Average, Based on 7 Critics.
The original 1994 Cardinal album was met with a flurry of acclaim, but its spending many years out of print- it was finally reissued in 2005- meant not many people heard it after that initial burst. The American half of the duo, Eric Matthews, went on to have a successful career, releasing solo albums and arranging for a lengthy list of other artists, including Elliott Smith, Tahiti 80, and the Dandy Warhols This is not to say Hymns doesn't have its moments. The first time Matthews hits us full-force with the brass, on "Carbolic Smoke Ball", it imparts a Bacharachian sweep to a song that otherwise walks in place.
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Hymns’’ wan vocals, arch lyrics and annoying trumpet flourishes make The Shins sound like rugged rock desperados. Or consider a donation?
Likewise, Cardinal’s 1994 self-titled debut sparked a new vibe and culture with its orchestral pop, only for the band to remain dormant thereafter for nearly two decades. However, after years of refining their own musical vision and execution, Richard Davies and Eric Mathews return with Hymns. And it’s worth the wait.