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The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers

Valerie June

The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers

Fifth studio album from the Memphis soul / blues singer-songwriter produced by Jack Splash

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    June has given us an album that is powerfully, elegantly subversive. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    A standout among her already impressive catalog, The Moon and Stars is utterly beguiling with a luster that only deepens with repeated spins
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  3. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is an ambitious, dizzying jumble of genres and tones, held together on the power of the singer’s beguiling voice and charisma
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  4. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The singer has never sounded more thrillingly herself
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The idiosyncrasies of her voice are showcased to full effect in soul showstopper Call Me A Fool, with dramatic rasping and swooping that some might find off-putting, but which undeniably underlines her distinctive character. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    Loose, unforced songs bring a congregation of voices to life
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  7. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The Bob Dylan-approved singer-songwriter moves into glistening new territory
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  8. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    The Tennessee-born singer’s latest LP journeys through the divine, finding pockets of light along the way
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  9. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Her singular, moving, astral take on songwriting appears fully formed with this album, and it’s as exciting as anything to see a promising artist truly deliver
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  10. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    From a whisper to a scream, June’s latest illustrates the full range of her vocal skills
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  11. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    On her new album, the Memphis singer-songwriter and guitarist pens her most heavy-hearted songs, treating love and loss like old scars, fondly remembered
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  12. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The Tennessee singer-songwriter’s bittersweet country soul with an astral bent fares best when it’s kept simple
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