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Live Forever

Bartees Strange

Live Forever

Debut album from the Brooklyn-based musician mixing arena-rock, folk and rap

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  1. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Where others might have made a big ol’ mess of his ever-evolving inspiration, this visionary has crafted something simply wonderful
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  2. 8.2 |   Pitchfork

    On his fascinating debut album, the Brooklyn-based musician moves freely through many different styles — arena-rock, folk, rap — creating an album about that freedom as a Black artist and so much more
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  3. 8.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    He may have been on the fringes until now, but with Live Forever, one of the year’s most daring records, he signals his intent – this is an artist not merely requesting his seat at the table, but demanding it
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Live Forever is itself not quite a masterpiece, but it's a clear picture of someone who's destined for greatness. Bartees Strange is a visionary artist worth watching closely
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Though a debut, Strange has the life and studio experience to deliver a fully developed work right out of the box
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  6. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    The Brooklyn musician’s hyped debut album is flowing with past traditions and new sonic possibilities
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  7. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Despite Live Forever not being perfect, Bartees Strange swings for the fences on every song here. It’s exciting just to watch it unfold in front of your eyes
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