Joan of Arc
How Memory Works
May 12, 1998

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Released by: Jade Tree

Joan of Arc's second album. Considered by many to be the definitive JOA album. Features Mike Kinsella.

Hardly a singles album, the second full-length for this Chicago avant-rock troupe is a diverse collection of material that brings the band dabbling in electro-ambient and finding new inspiration in the studio-as-instrument concept.

At the same time, we’d be deceptive if we neglected to mention that certain tracks – like the startling “This Life Cumulative” and “God Bless America” – just plain rock the old-fashioned way.

But we wouldn’t want to spoil your preconceptions.


  • 1
    Honestly Now (0:49)
  • 2
    Gin & Platonic (3:33)
  • 3
    To've Had Two Of (3:07)
  • 4
    This Life Cumulative (3:41)
  • 5
    A Pale Orange (6:47)
  • 6
    White Out (3:51)
  • 7
    So Open; Hooray (4:24)
  • 8
    A Name (3:09)
  • 9
    Osmosis Doesn't Work (3:33)
  • 10
    God Bless America (2:23)
  • 11
    A Party Able Model Of (2:53)

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