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Storm Damage

Ben Watt

Storm Damage

Fourth solo record from the London singer-songwriter perhaps best known for being one half of Everything But The Girl in the 80s/90s

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Unmade Road
UK Release date
01/02/2020
US Release date
01/02/2020
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    His versatility serves him incredibly well once again, and ultimately prevents the demons from bringing him down. By laying bare his troubles, Ben Watt has made his finest album yet
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  2. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Evokes Watt's early mentor Robert Wyatt at his most enthralling and adventurous. Print edition only

  3. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A collection of smart, intimate and precisely crafted songs that confidently cross genres while remaining coherent throughout
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  4. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Storm Damage is generally a difficult scenario to weather, in more ways than one. Happily then, Ben Watt proves he’s got the desire and determination to see the situation through
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    For solo album #4, Ben Watt makes second age musings on mortality and introspection sound beautiful
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    The soft, subtle tension between the deeply felt songs and the smooth, sophistication of the execution is quite rewarding, since the album can alternately play like a plea or a balm, depending on mood or timing
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  7. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Thoughtful songs for unstable times
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  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    An intense, if rewarding listen. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   Q

    Was clearly an important one for the singer, even if ultimately it yields mixed results. Print edition only


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