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Old Flowers

Courtney Marie Andrews

Old Flowers

Latest full-length release from the Phoenix, Arizona indie-folk singer-songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Overwhelmingly elegiac and mournful in tone, Old Flowers is heartbreaking in and of itself. It is emotional, redemptive and leaves an indelible mark on the listener
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  2. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Old Flowers conclusively proves that Courtney Marie Andrews has reached a difficult to attain level, showing once again that the timeworn trope of “breaking up is hard to do” can be dreadfully unsettling personally but also creatively rewarding
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    The Arizona songwriter dims the porch light, kicks off her cowboy boots and pours her heart out for this intimate and stripped-back collection
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    With the voice of Linda Ronstadt and songwriting gifts of Joni Mitchell, there simply isn't anything to dislike about Old Flowers. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Andrews' deft touch with an insidious melody and candid phrase extends whatever solace she finds to her audience as well. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Q

    Her observations possess a nuance that blasts away old cliches, but are also related with a pleasing simplicity. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    The album is as much of a reflection of the difficulty of separating and moving forward as it is any indication of what may have soured
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  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A break-up album of the nicest kind
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  9. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    The singer/songwriter explores pain and rebirth on this gut punch of a breakup album
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  10. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A raw, vulnerable, and passionate new collection that wrestles with loss and grief
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  11. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Old Flowers finds Courtney Marie Andrews sombre but all the better for it
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  12. 6.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    Andrews is a very talented writer and a genuinely moving singer, and knows her way around an almost-shockingly pretty melody, but from a whole-album point of view, she could benefit from mixing things up every now and then
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  13. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The textures are imaginative, occasional dissonances and sounds you can’t immediately identify making the album all the more compelling
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  14. 6.0 |   music OMH

    These songs have clearly provided solace to Andrews and it’s likely they’ll do the same for others in similar need
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  15. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Folk singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews' Old Flowers is about the dissolution of a nine-year relationship and has many strengths. Still, it often falls prey to the cliches of the break-up album
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