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City Music

Kevin Morby

City Music

Fourth album of indie rock from the former Woods bassist and The Babies frontman recorded with his live band

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    More candid but just as magical, City Music is another magnificent record from Morby
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  2. 9.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Morby has compiled another outstanding selection of songs; a breadth of material ranging from slow, bluesy ballads to tasty surfer rock and mellow, folk-infused numbers
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  3. 8.7 |   Gig Soup

    A work of breathtaking execution; confident, stylish and crafted with a canny eye for detail
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  4. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    There’s a lot of musical shape-shifting on City Music, but the varied approach helps capture the gritty, up-and-down nature of a place that never sleeps
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  5. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    It possesses an elegant, dusky atmosphere and Morby’s hopelessly optimistic songwriting is the best it has ever been
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    A brutally honest portrait of modern urban life
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  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    An enlightening, emboldening adventure
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  8. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    City Music feels like Morby's homage to the Lou Reed and the Velvets, with its fullness, warmth and distortion, its elemental, sometimes rudimentary rock and its street jamming
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  9. 8.0 |   Q

    Maps a landscape of uncertainty and wonder. Print edition only

  10. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    City Music doesn’t hustle and bustle. But it won’t let you miss it, either
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  11. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s clear that after a year on the road with the same musicians he’s back into thinking in band mode and how songs will best be served by a four piece line-up
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  12. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    If last year's Singing Saw had the pace and feel of going down river, City Music has that of heading down the avenue
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  13. 7.0 |   music OMH

    It’s almost inevitable that an urban record made by an American rock classicist – especially one who moved to New York as a teenager like Morby did – will evoke Lou Reed
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  14. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    While City Music certainly doesn’t surpass Singing Saw, it’s a hell of a lot of fun to hear Morby take a walk on the wild side
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  15. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    This album’s quaint atmosphere will, at its best, only conjure up ghosts of great artists
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  16. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    An ambitious homage that sometimes tries to juggle too many ideas at once
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  17. 6.0 |   Mojo

    If this is about cities, it’s cities glimpsed in poetic, fragmentary dreams. Print edition only

  18. 5.0 |   The 405

    It’s heartening to see an artist have so much faith in their ability to bang out a high quality product whenever they sit down to record. In this case, the confidence is misplaced
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