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A Crow Looked at Me

Mount Eerie

A Crow Looked at Me

Eighth studio album from Phil Elverum, released eight months after the passing of his wife, Geneviève Castrée

ADM rating[?]

8.8

Label
P.W. Elverum & Sun
UK Release date
24/03/2017
US Release date
24/03/2017
  1. 10.0 |   PopMatters

    A Crow Looked at Me is a masterpiece in the manner of A Grief Observed and “She Will Find What is Lost”
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  2. 10.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Those who have suffered through loss will have much to relate with on A Crow Looked At Me, but it won’t be a salve for your despair
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  3. 9.3 |   Gig Soup

    A showcase of weakness and cruel reality, prose of lost love, and perhaps the saddest album ever made, and a statement of that magnitude still feels like a disservice
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  4. 9.2 |   Paste Magazine

    The kind of album that makes all others seem frivolous while you’re hearing it.
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  5. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    It’s what anyone who’s ever lost someone dear hopes to be true: If you refuse to let go, you won’t lose them—at least not forever
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  6. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Overwhelming and humbling, Elverum’s revelatory work offers a blueprint for others going through similar situations in their own lives, a true testament to the power of art and a loving tribute to Geneviève
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  7. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Overwhelming and beautiful. Print edition only

  8. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    It's difficult to imagine even the most stoic not moved to tears here; this record possesses immense power to make listeners reflect on their own relationships and mortality
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  9. 9.0 |   The 405

    This is the real life experience of being unable to look at the one you love
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  10. 9.0 |   Pitchfork

    Take a good look, Elverum says: Most of this is beautiful and none of it is guaranteed
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  11. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    What all art should aspire to be: honest, affecting, and unforgettable
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  12. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Highly affecting and, most importantly, incredibly real
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  13. 8.5 |   Earbuddy

    A powerful statement of grief and love
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  14. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Death isn’t for making into art, but great art transcends death
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  15. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    As pure an elegy as you might ever hear
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  16. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Attempts to comprehend the loss of his wife through music. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   NOW

    May turn out to be one of the strongest albums of the year
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  18. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Intensely moving chapters of his coping and survival
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