I snatched up Wilco’s A Ghost Is Born as soon as it was released and listened to it over and over. But I didn’t understand what was up with all the noise. That first month it seemed like noise was all over the record and it bummed me out. I probably put the record away for a month or two and when I listened to it again the noise really wasn’t there and what I heard was a bunch of really cool songs. Dorado’s Anger, Hunger, Love, and the Fear of Death works about the same way for me.
On the first few listens to Dorado’s debut record all I could hear was the noise but there are some really great songs here. I don’t know why that happens but it does and so I’m really glad I gave this record more time.
When I loaded the album into Google Play it classified Anger, Hunger, Love, and the Fear of Death as wrong blues. I think that description works as well as anything but let me reference some bands that if you’re a fan of then I suggest you picking up the whole record and experience it yourself. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, 16 Horsepower, Centro-Matic. Please don’t read that list like Dorado’s ripping off all of those bands, that’s far from the case. It’s just that Dorado has such a unique sound that I don’t have the vocabulary to adequately describe it. And since the download price is reasonable then if you’re a fan of any of those bands you should just buy it.