Dogs is the debut studio album by Nina Nastasia. It was originally released in 2000 by the New York City-based independent label Socialist Records, and re-released in 2004 by Touch and Go Records. Engineered and produced by Steve Albini, the album gained notoriety after BBC radio disc jockey John Peel championed it, giving it frequent airplay on Radio 1.

Written over a six-year period, the album is lyrically reflective of Nastasia’s early life growing up in Los Angeles, California, and features sparse acoustic guitar compositions with prominent string arrangements. The album garnered favorable critical reviews, and its 2004 re-release helped earn Nastasia a cult following.


Produced and Recorded by Steve Albini
Mastered by Steve Rooke
All songs written by Nina Nastasia
Nina Nastasia – vocals, guitar
Joshua Carlebach – accordion
Stephen A.F. Day – cello
Kennan Gudjonsson – piano
Juliann Kloptic – violin
Gerry Leonard – guitar
Gonzalo Munoz – musical saw
Dave Richards – bass
Peter Yanowitz – drums

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