Honey voiced singer-songwriter M. Ward has melted our hearts on many more than one occasion - he gets us every time - but never more so than on his 2003 album Transfiguration of Vincent. Twenty years in the world seems like a good milestone to celebrate and revisit this album with, so Merge Records are giving it a good old reissue. Featuring all-time crooning indie classics like Vincent O'Brien, Sad Sad Song, Outta My Head, and of course the tearjerking Bowie cover Let's Dance. Peppered with lush instrumentals and plenty more songs to swoon to, it's high time this album was on the shelf again. - Flying Out
In 2003, everything broke open for Ward with the release of Transfiguration of Vincent. Critically lauded and long beloved, Pitchfork hailed it as an album that "broadcasts timelessness and defies genre constraints," and Slant placed it on their list of the best albums of the 2000s. On Transfiguration of Vincent, Ward's elegant fingerpicking, evocative croon, and heartrending lyricism came into full bloom, casting a spell so powerful that even a song as universal as David Bowie's "Let's Dance" felt not only new but irrevocably his. One of the most cherished albums in the Merge catalog, Transfiguration of Vincent is both a great place to begin your love affair with M. Ward and a deep, stunningly realized work that listeners have returned to over and over again for 20 years.