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The Neon Skyline

Andy Shauf

The Neon Skyline

Fourth album from the Canadian singer-songwriter

ADM rating[?]

8.0

Label
Anti
UK Release date
24/01/2020
US Release date
24/01/2020
  1. 10.0 |   NOW

    The Neon Skyline’s poignant vignettes are set to perfect melodies and refined arrangements
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Shauf's ability to imbue his characters with plenty of nuance, quirk, charm and flaw in brisk scenes is impressive enough, but his need to craft full worlds around them put him head and shoulders above his peers
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  3. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    He has once again proven himself to be up there with maple syrup, Ryan Gosling and Schitt’s Creek as one of Canada’s greatest exports
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  4. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Though The Neon Skyline doesn't feature a standout single like The Magician — which, really, is a tall order — Shauf opts for a dim-lit, consistent soft-rock groove that better fits his characters' sustained and reflective mood
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    A great collection of moodily atmospheric songs. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Andy Shauf reminisces about the bad as well as the good with the fuzziness of alcohol cushioning the blows of memory. Life continues, he notes, even if it doesn't always progress
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  7. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    The Party may have put Shauf on the map but Neon Skyline should continue to open his world up to more listeners, ones that will stick around to whatever he chooses to do next for a long time to come
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  8. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Throughout the record, Shauf’s warm melodies and dry humour make the atmosphere inside The Neon Skyline feel tangible
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  9. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Shauf further cements himself as one of our more intriguing and effortless songwriters
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  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    The Neon Skyline is one of those albums that will probably never achieve the popularity with the influencers and loud crowds that one sometimes lazily associates with a “successful” artist
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  11. 8.0 |   Long Live Vinyl

    His sixth is airier, but its nominal skyline is nonetheless a bar’s counter, and it’s around this his song’s characters circulate as if it were
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  12. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    The Canadian singer-songwriter uses the concept album to recreate the quietly stirring scenes of a dead romance. The Neon Skyline unfolds into a wistful, funny, and heartbreaking world of its own
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  13. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    Unexpectedly poignant and charming
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