Exclusive Daily Download: "Post-War," M. Ward

A free download from M. Ward's latest (and possibly best) album.

Published September 18, 2006 7:01AM (EDT)

M. Ward's fifth album, "Post-War," may be his best yet. The cutesy old-timey Americana elements that marred last year's "Transistor Radio" are here incorporated into a far richer sound in which every note of music breathes with the same faded, melancholic nostalgia as Ward's increasingly masterful vocals, which have an elegance and warmth that hearken back to an earlier era of pop vocal artistry. Toolshed is hosting a download of a catchy cover of Daniel Johnston's "To Go Home," but it's the title track that best catches the rundown sunset glamour of this record.

-- T.B.

By Salon Staff

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