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Baptist Generals, The: No Silver/No Gold
Baptist Generals, The: No Silver/No Gold
Artist Baptist Generals, The
Album No Silver/No Gold
Label Sub Pop Records
Released 2/4/2003
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The Baptist Generals have been recording in one form or another since 1998. No Silver/No Gold, their debut LP for Sub Pop, is hinged together with a claustrophobic insularity I remember detailed so fully on The Grifters' brilliant One Sock Missing, and rarely after that. The music is fragile and spiritual, sodden and boisterous. It's as if the players are seeking out loosely sewn faultlines while trying to balance decay and redemption and to escape a permanent rupture in either direction. -pitchforkmedia