Daniel Johnston   Songs of Pain
4.0
excellent
Ranking: #51 for 1981

 Full ReviewRatings (61) Give your Rating

5.0 classicsamesounds | September 17th 16

I stumbled upon a song called "Living Life" while watching the end credits of the movie Before Sunrise, and I can't remember when it happened but I fell in love with it so much. The song was covered by Kathy McCarty, so I then decided to Google the original songwriter and that's when I learned about Daniel Johnston. I checked the original version and I have to say that hearing it for the first time is quite an experience for me. It is haunting and beautiful at the same time. The voice. The piano. And then this album. All of it is so honest and real. This album deserves the truth of its title, Songs of Pain. It allows the listener to feel just that: pain. And it is what brings tears to my eyes. Thank you, Daniel Johnston.

Bump

4.5 superbFirstStrikeIsDeadly | February 23rd 15

"Like a Monkey in a Zoo" brought me to tears. Daniel Johnston is a genius. A genius who deserves a big hug. Gets just a little extra kudos for including Grievances ("The quintessential Daniel Johnston song") and being his first album.

Bump

4.5 superbBrendan Nixon | November 24th 14

awful production and brutally honest songwriting, yup daniel johnston's debut.

Bump

4.0 excellentJohn Coleman | July 15th 16
4.0 excellentElviGemini | June 20th 16
3.5 greatTancredi Vergani | April 3rd 16
4.0 excellentJessica Jane | March 19th 16
5.0 classicChristopherHoward | February 18th 16
2.0 poorJordan Hageman | January 25th 16
3.5 greatbrochenski | September 29th 15
4.0 excellentmistercb | September 27th 15
3.5 greatYotimi | August 2nd 15
4.5 superbno0necos | April 20th 15
5.0 classicAustin Newell | November 8th 14
4.0 excellentsmackdaddy808 | October 12th 14
4.5 superbGrandpa Seth | August 5th 14
5.0 classicPropositions | July 17th 14
3.5 greatlecube | July 8th 14
4.5 superbApplicationToHeaven | June 7th 14
3.5 greatrien333 | April 29th 14
4.0 excellentobjectivity 420% | March 7th 14
4.0 excellentNecrotica | March 4th 14
4.5 superbKralle | February 17th 14
4.5 superbarnnnau | December 6th 13
4.5 superbvxpxmiked | August 4th 13
4.5 superbJorge Sobral | July 19th 13
3.5 greatNationalRadio | May 28th 13
4.0 excellentDisco is NOT dead! Disco is LIFE! | February 11th 13
4.5 superbdwejkk | November 20th 12
4.0 excellentLoFiTrash | November 6th 12
4.0 excellentZGP1992 | October 13th 12
4.0 excellentMelanin | October 6th 12
3.5 greatthejared | September 16th 12
5.0 classicThe Satan Ov The Hell | September 10th 12
5.0 classicAnthonyhemberger | July 21st 12
3.0 goodKILL | June 20th 12
4.5 superbquelus | May 29th 12
3.5 greatTheGreatGrandGeneral | February 26th 12
4.0 excellentColin Rinehart | December 16th 11
2.0 poortheweightofdarkness | November 6th 11
4.5 superblaughriot | September 26th 11
3.5 greatBuzzard71489 | August 5th 11
4.0 excellentSwayzeFaced | October 26th 10
4.5 superbBrainPie | September 13th 10
2.5 averageLiam Whear | September 10th 10
4.0 excellentPssghetti | June 24th 10
3.5 greatAndrew Kaster | June 22nd 10
4.0 excellentdeepmofo43 | May 1st 10
4.0 excellentThomas R. | February 20th 10
4.0 excellentsonicsoundchaser | February 15th 10
3.5 greatLeMartien | September 26th 09
4.5 superbmarx1102 | August 1st 09
4.0 excellentConrad Eggers | June 3rd 09
4.0 excellentThe Hypnotist | May 26th 09
4.0 excellentaminorplace | February 7th 09
4.0 excellentBak | November 26th 07
3.0 goodsamthebassman | November 19th 07
4.0 excellentThe Katz brothers | November 5th 07
4.0 excellentEgglord | November 2nd 07
3.5 greatfauxtrot | October 5th 07
4.5 superbSonicWasteland

Give Your Opinion on Songs of Pain


You have to be logged in to rate this album Login | Create a Profile

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2016 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy