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We All Want The Same Things

Craig Finn

We All Want The Same Things

Third solo record from The Hold Steady frontman

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Partisan Records
UK Release date
24/03/2017
US Release date
24/03/2017
  1. 9.1 |   Gig Soup

    Finn depicts the joys, sorrows, and a few laughs concerning growing up in love, with love, and deep down what we all really want
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  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Simply fantastic
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  3. 9.0 |   American Songwriter

    Smiles may be hard to come by on We All Want The Same Things, but flat-out songwriting excellence is in plentiful supply
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  4. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    He’s becoming an elder statesman of rock n’ roll the right way - sharpening his tools, tempering the volume, continuing to illuminate truth in ever more personal and profound ways
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  5. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    There’s still no substitute for the adrenalizing power of the Hold Steady at its best, but the nuance of Finn’s solo songwriting, and the subtler sense of musical adventurism he has come to embrace on his own work, make these songs essential, too
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  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Maintains his novelist's eye for detail throughout. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    With We All Want the Same Things, we are equipped with a Craig Finn View-Master and couple of damn fine musical interchanges, and it really doesn't take much more than that
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  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Confirms his status as one of American music’s best storytellers, in the same mould as Leonard Cohen or Lou Reed
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A deeply personal work from a master storyteller
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  10. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    No longer sounding like stripped-down Hold Steady songs, Finn's latest solo album is the accomplished work of a wise songwriter—mournful, musically layered, and full of empathy
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  11. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    His third and best solo album
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  12. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The way an album feels matters, and this one feels comfortable—and self-possessed in a way that his other solo albums aren't
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  13. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It might just be that this line of work suits him better than The Hold Steady, these days
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  14. 6.7 |   Earbuddy

    Unremarkable but good. If you’re a Finnatic, then you’re going to love this album despite any criticism
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  15. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Finn's solo work still provides some stories worth hearing
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  16. 6.0 |   DIY

    This collection is his most fully-realised to date
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  17. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Most listeners know what they’re signing up for with Finn at this point
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  18. 6.0 |   Q

    Sometimes let down by a ploddy production. Print edition only

  19. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The breathing space elevates those words. Print edition only

  20. 4.0 |   The Independent

    It’s all a bit depressing, and not helped by the plodding music, which sags back into plonking piano quadruplets and dissatisfying, baggy sax, leavened by the occasional squall of guitar
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