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What a Wonderful Industry

M. Ward Records


Released: 18th Jan 2019


limited 'first press' clouded clear lp

Released: 18th Jan 2019


this surprise music industry critique has the venerable songwriter exercising his elastic talents, from raucous lou reedishness to maudlin leonard cohen-like black humour.

Over the last decade Ward has released a string of acclaimed solo albums, as well as six LPs with Zooey Deschanel, and frequent collaborations with his monsters of folk supergroup. But now his crosshairs are aimed at the heroes and villains that surround his career - as the man says, this album is a reminder to keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Jim james (my morning jacket) guests. “It has all the hallmarks of self-indulgence, like Morrissey complaining about his Smiths bandmates after their lawsuit. But M. Ward actually has the skills, the charm, and even some of the lyrics to pull it off” 7.8 - qromag

What a Wonderful Industry


  1. Arrivals Chorus
  2. Miracle Man
  3. Shark
  4. Motorcycle Ride
  5. El Rancho
  6. Sit Around The House
  7. Kind Of Human
  8. A Mind Is The Worst Thing To Waste
  9. Return To Neptune’s Net
  10. Poor Tom
  11. War & Peace
  12. Bobby