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Blurry Blue Mountain

Giant Sand

Blurry Blue Mountain

Latest album of Americana from veteran Tucson, Arizon band fronted by singer-songwriter Howe Gelb

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Fire Records
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  1. 9.0 |   Blurt

    Blurry Blue Mountain's shimmers and shivers in the best possible way
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  2. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    One of the more romantic outings for Gelb and his band
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A lovely, oddly charming record
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    Rich, detailed, and poetic, Blurry Blue Mountain explores human emotion and the meaning of life like the great writers of old
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  5. 8.0 |   BBC

    If Giant Sand had released fewer great albums, Blurry Blue Mountain would sound something close to miraculous. As it is, it’s a worthy addition to a catalogue which was already embarrassed with riches
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Idiosyncratic and left-handed as ever. Print edition only

  7. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Blurry Blue Mountain is another late career album that falls in the 'good enough to listen to, not quite hot enough to buy' category
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  8. 7.0 |   NME

    Warm and enveloping. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Blurry Blue Mountain offers a grounded and solid body of work by a craftsman
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  10. 7.0 |   The Fly

    The devilish shuffle of ‘Ride The Rail’ is particularly strong, as if Johnny Cash were re-imagined by Leonard Cohen
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  11. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    If you're willing to make the time...Blurry Blue Mountain will repay your attention
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  12. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    A cozy, enjoyable listen—though perhaps a little too long—and Gelb comes off like a cool uncle, happy to nod sagely while we sit around and listen to his stories
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  13. 6.0 |   Q

    Anybody who enjoyed Bill Callahan's last album could do worse than give this a listen. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Gelb's voice approaches the baritone depths of Leonard Cohen in places, with the dry wit to match
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  15. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Sounds a lot like a guy reading so-so poetry in an unconvincing voice over sleepy southwestern background music
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