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Singing Saw

Kevin Morby

Singing Saw

Third solo album of indie rock from the former Woods bassist and The Babies frontman

ADM rating[?]

8.1

Label
Dead Oceans
UK Release date
15/04/2016
US Release date
15/04/2016
  1. 9.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This is one of the year's top-tier folk records, and I'd venture to say it is a must-own for even the most casual fan of the genre
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  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This is a landmark album in Morby’s career and a defining record of 2016. A quite outstanding album
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    The sound of a man losing his mind to music and not caring all that much. Print edition only

  4. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    There's a strong sense of ambition on these recordings, a strong sense of purpose
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  5. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It is a warm, welcoming album, every second of it informed by a knowledge of the transience of all things
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  6. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    On his debut, Morby’s voice cracked in places, suggesting effort that transcended ability, but Singing Saw finds him cool and controlled at every turn, fully aware of his limitations but confident in what he can accomplish within them
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  7. 8.1 |   Earbuddy

    It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but Singing Saw shows a unique songwriter ready to take the main stage
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  8. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    This is a real gem from a man who’s long hinted he was capable of one
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  9. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    As a whole, Singing Saw is Morby’s best work. He’s becoming one of the most memorable singer songwriters to emerge from the States in years
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  10. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    Sombre subject matter meets uplifting instrumentation on Kevin Morby’s third studio album ‘Singing Saw'
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  11. 8.0 |   All Music

    The match of songs and sounds on Singing Saw delivers on all the promise of his earlier records, while firmly establishing Morby as one of the best singer/songwriters going
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  12. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Journeyman singer-songwriter plunders previously hidden depths. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Q

    Beauty that can slice down to bone: double-edged and deep. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   Clash

    Contains the potential for greatness
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  15. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Cryptic lyrics, gorgeous melodies
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  16. 8.0 |   NME

    A surreal world of death, love and murder populated by vultures, coyotes and one wandering man on the verge of losing his mind
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  17. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A breakthrough record for Kevin Morby, brimming with vibrant imagery and fluid orchestration
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  18. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Morby is refashioning his admiration for canonical songwriters through a closer attention to mood, atmosphere and the evocative potential of sound
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  19. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    While he may not be breaking new ground here, Morby shows that there’s plenty of resonance yet to be mined from familiar tropes while also finally finding a distinct voice within
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  20. 6.0 |   DIY

    There’s a crispness to ‘Singing Saw’ that must be similar to the air after rain in Mount Washington
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