12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

That many of the magnetic Americana heartmelters on The Order of Time were written over a long period makes sense. Ethereal, sonically nimble, and evocatively Southern, Valerie June's second record hums with an unhurried self-possession, tapping into traditions as far-ranging as rowdy dive-bar rock (“Shakedown,” which features Norah Jones on backing vocals) and slow-burn blues (“Slip Slide on By”). But “Astral Plane” is the kicker: a starlit, Velcro-catchy miracle that lets June’s transcendent delivery soar.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

That many of the magnetic Americana heartmelters on The Order of Time were written over a long period makes sense. Ethereal, sonically nimble, and evocatively Southern, Valerie June's second record hums with an unhurried self-possession, tapping into traditions as far-ranging as rowdy dive-bar rock (“Shakedown,” which features Norah Jones on backing vocals) and slow-burn blues (“Slip Slide on By”). But “Astral Plane” is the kicker: a starlit, Velcro-catchy miracle that lets June’s transcendent delivery soar.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
74 Ratings
74 Ratings
cowboyji ,

Exquisite and Important

This is an exquisite and important album. Valerie June, Rhiannon Giddens, and Alynda Segarra are the voices we need in 2017. Listen to them all -- deeply, thoroughly, reflectively.

vermillionare ,

FINALLY!

She is an outstanding artist I'm beyond excited for this to fully release!!!

boom606 ,

LOL

I haven't loved a musical artist like Valerie June since Kiss and R.E.M.
and Lauryn Hill.

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