Befriending an actor who wants to make music is a thankless task. Everyone seems to hate that She & Him Christmas album. Not that Matthew “M. Ward” Ward is probably all that bothered. He does ok.
Pirate Dial is one of those hushed, shuffling songs he puts at the start of his albums that sound more like they should be track seven or eight. But he can do what he wants, I guess. He wrote Chinese Translation. A track six. Sounds like a closer though. Look, I’m not here to pick apart M. Ward’s track listings.