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Album Review

Daniel Johnston's major-label debut is, arguably, his finest moment. With considerable help from Butthole Surfer Paul Leary, Johnston has never sounded so self-assured or confident before. Some of the songs are more polished, but they're never slicked up to such a degree that this sounds like a user-friendly approximation of Johnston's style; in fact, there are plenty of tracks that return Johnston to the keyboards ("Delusion & Confusion" and "My Little Girl") for his freewheeling, primitive workouts. Exhibiting some of his strongest songwriting to date, Fun is a rewarding record that never loses its initial, visceral appeal.

Customer Reviews

brilliant!

he is like a mix between Conor Oberst and Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes) and Matty Pop Chart. He is really a brilliant musician recognized greatly in the music community. Itunes should really have more of his greater works like "Hi, How are you" or the tribute album, "The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered".

The musicians musician!

This guy is the true heart and soul of music. His lyrics give us a direct connection into his heart and mind. This is humanity at its finest.

buy this album!

an incredible album from one truly blessed and tormented soul.god bless you daniel johnston.

Biography

Born: January 22, 1961 in Sacramento, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

As with other talented but troubled artists such as Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, and Roky Erickson, Daniel Johnston fights a daily battle with the chronic mental illness that has plagued him nearly his entire life. However, despite recurrent bouts of delusional behavior wherein he has physically endangered himself and others, Johnston has carved out a respectable, influential career as a singer/songwriter of extraordinary talent who has grown since his first crudely recorded cassette was released in...
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