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Riderless Horse

Nina Nastasia

Riderless Horse

Seventh album from the New York singer-songwriter and guitarist produced with Steve Albini and Greg Norman

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  1. 10.0 |   Mojo

    It's difficult to detach this record from the harrowing specificity of its backstory, yet Riderless Horse never makes you feel like an intruder. Print edition only

  2. 10.0 |   The Observer

    The cult American singer-songwriter endured 25 years of abuse at the hands of her partner, an experience wrenchingly recorded in her first album in 12 years
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  3. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The 12 songs on Riderless Horse examine all aspects of a long-term relationship corroded by abusive behaviour
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  4. 8.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Riderless Horse is a quiet exorcism, in communion with ghosts, deceptively dressed up in as little and as simple clothing as possible
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  5. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Nastasia’s truth-hounding doesn’t make for an easy listen, but it also delivers poetry and restful release
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  6. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Nina Nastasia returns with another strong addition to her superlative catalogue
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  7. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Nastasia has not only reclaimed her voice and her drive to create after so many emotionally-punishing years, but also her agency over her art as a whole
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  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Lean, characteristically nuanced, folk-edged songs. Print edition only

  9. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    After a 12-year absence, the singer-songwriter returns with a raw, unadorned celebration of survival
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