SongsSide 1: Lavender (3:37) / Time and Space (7:15) / The Cat That Walked From Shelbyville (6:23) / Quinn Boys II (4:00); Side 2: The Way That You Act (4:25) / I Know the Times (3:11) / When the Telephone Melts (9:09) / War Dance (4:05)
It’s hard to pick one single album as Jandek’s best considering the constant change in style, but this is my favorite. It’s tuneful enough to be tolerable, but not too much that it isn’t Jandek anymore. This is space-blues-rock at its weirdest... When this album is taken in comparison to some of the Early Period stuff, it’s hard to imagine how they could be the same artist. The songs here sound thought out and possibly rehearsed, but still spontaneous, like the hoot and holler of ‘War Dance’. Jandek makes his most accessible album not by abandoning his basic style but adding into it a more solid interpretation of the blues. He manages to capture not just the music but the spirit of the recordings. It sounds like he’s having a lot of fun, and that fun rubs off on the listener as well... When put in comparison with other blues-rock albums, it’s a piece of trash, but within the context of Jandek’s bizarre catalog, You Walk Alone may very well be the best album you’ve ever heard.”
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