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The Queen Of Hearts

Offa Rex

The Queen Of Hearts

Collaboration between The Decemberists and English folk-rock artist Olivia Chaney

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
Nonesuch
UK Release date
14/07/2017
US Release date
14/07/2017
  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    A sublime collection of old songs given contemporary heart transplants without ever betraying their essential original truth and spirit
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  2. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Chaney’s voice, with its clarity, power and emotional weight, carries Offa Rex up to the heights
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Should significantly enlarge Olivia Chaney’s American fan base
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  4. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    There is something shimmering, cold, and tender in these songs
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Meloy and Chaney's genuine love for the source material is apparent throughout, and while it may not bring anything too new to the table, it still makes for a delicious spread
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    At its best, this stands with the highlights of British freak folk
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Echoes of Fairport, Span, Thompson et al abound, but Offa Rex has its own compelling identity, and should win Chaney an international name
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  8. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Demands a patient listen and a willing ear. Happily, this clear appreciation for folk nobility reaps its rewards
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  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    They raise a lively ruckus, but never venture far from the sounds pioneered by groups like Steeleye Span and The Albion Band. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Occasionally it feels a little too theatrical - as on Willie O' Winsbury - but its roots are in the right place. Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    They evoke the halcyon days of British folk-rock almost 50 year ago
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