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La Vita Nuova

Maria McKee

La Vita Nuova

First full-length solo album since 2007 from the Lone Justice singer features a 19-piece orchestra

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
American Fire
UK Release date
13/03/2020
US Release date
13/03/2020
  1. 10.0 |   The FT

    The American singer-songwriter’s first album in 13 years makes for intense, high-stakes listening
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  2. 9.0 |   Uncut

    A dazzling return. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A singer-songwriter back at the peak of her powers. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   music OMH

    La Vita Nouva is a deeply personal and cathartic album and is certainly one that requires more than one listen. Each time will lift you up into a higher state of consciousness. A dramatic and unbridled return to a new beginning
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  5. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The violent unhinging McKee has experienced, a witchy madness resulting in new sanity, is repeatedly recalled
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  6. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    The former Lone Justice singer’s history is the stuff of great rock memoirs, but on her first album in 13 years she looks ahead, celebrating her new life as an out queer woman
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  7. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    La Vita Nuova pulls together some pretty disparate genres of music and combines them in a very pleasing way. Chamber strings augment folk melodies. Torch songs are re-imagined as child ballads
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  8. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    McKee’s new album follows some big life changes: coming out inspires and informs these rhapsodic, string-drenched songs
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