9 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The former Woods frontman’s third solo album is a hazy mist of folk-rock magic. It’s also satisfyingly ambitious. The gorgeous earthiness of opener “Cut Me Down” fails to hint at the scope of what’s to come: “I Have Been to the Mountain” —with its psych-rock fuzziness, grandiose religious imagery, and gospel backing vocals—instead serves notice of Morby’s intent. These are inventive folk epics, each scaling fresh terrain. The strident “Singing Saw” builds into a piercing, yearning lament, “Drunk and on a Star” is beautifully lonesome, while “Destroyer” hypnotically sways with its lush orchestra.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The former Woods frontman’s third solo album is a hazy mist of folk-rock magic. It’s also satisfyingly ambitious. The gorgeous earthiness of opener “Cut Me Down” fails to hint at the scope of what’s to come: “I Have Been to the Mountain” —with its psych-rock fuzziness, grandiose religious imagery, and gospel backing vocals—instead serves notice of Morby’s intent. These are inventive folk epics, each scaling fresh terrain. The strident “Singing Saw” builds into a piercing, yearning lament, “Drunk and on a Star” is beautifully lonesome, while “Destroyer” hypnotically sways with its lush orchestra.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
DrewzertheAbuser ,

Excellent

A really great album

bmansantabarbara ,

Awesome!

Excellent album. No two songs sound the same, yet all songs are captivating in their own way. Cotton Jones and Josh Ritter come to mind while listening. highly recommended.

savica ,

SINGING SAW

Read about this in UNCUT - they liked it very much so I thought I would check it out. Lo and behold - it is as good as they said. It's wonderful to hear something you don't hear all the time, let alone this good.

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