Thief

Destroyer

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MRG372 | Release Date 2010

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In the hallowed Destroyer discography, the early trinity of City Of Daughters / Thief / Streethawk: A Seduction holds an important place; for not only does it document Dan Bejar's evolution from lo-fi bedroom tyro to bona fide master of the rock album, it also contains a massive percentage of superlative Destroyer "classics." 1998's City of Daughters features some of the first steps out of the demo-tapey experimentation of earlier recordings, with songs like "Comments On The World As Will" refining the sound of that stripped-down earlier work, and the seminal "No Cease Fires" offering us the first taste of just what a full-band Destroyer might conjure. 2000's Thief naturally went further down that road, and from the opening strums of "The Temple" to the arty quirk of "Queen of Languages" to the gentle, jagged comedown of the title track, it soon became clear that Dan Bejar was master of a singular songcraft-- and one that was only just getting started. Because the following year brought us Streethawk: A Seduction. And every last inch -- and I don't mean this hyperbolically -- EVERY. LAST. INCH. of Streethawk is a true classic. This reissue of Thief is remastered into stereo for the very first time.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Destroyer's the Temple 04:47 $0.99 Buy
Play To the Heart of the Sun on the Back of the Vulture, I'll Go 03:50 $0.99 Buy
Play The Way of Perpetual Roads 03:52 $0.99 Buy
Play Canadian Lover/Falcon's Escape 03:19 $0.99 Buy
Play City of Daughters 02:32 $0.99 Buy
Play Every Christmas 03:27 $0.99 Buy
Play Mercy (We Had the Right) 05:26 $0.99 Buy
Play Queen of Languages 03:28 $0.99 Buy
Play I.H.O.J. 01:44 $0.99 Buy
Play In Dreams 03:25 $0.99 Buy
Play Death on the Festival Circuit 03:14 $0.99 Buy
Play M.E.R.C.I. 01:55 $0.99 Buy
Play Thief 02:27 $0.99 Buy

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