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Not Dark Yet

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

Not Dark Yet

First collaboration between the award-winning Alabama-born singer-songwriting sisters

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Silver Cross Records / Thirty Tigers
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  1. 8.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Too harrowing to pass for casual entertainment, and too good to ignore
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  2. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    An album that explores intimate feelings of despair, loneliness and hope for closure within the context of others’ words and two voices forever joined by blood and shared experience
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  3. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Not Dark Yet's unadorned, low-key sound is key to some of the album's more radical feats of imagination
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The record's title, taken from a Bob Dylan tune they cover, is a tad misleading, as there is plenty of dark and intense material here
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A smouldering celebration of country torch, two sisters in harmony in every sense
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    Arrangements are restrained and classy, while the two voices mesh beautifully
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The one original, Is It Too Much, addresses the scars left by their father’s murder of their mother and subsequent suicide; a delicate, harrowing piece
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Musicians and sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer duet together for the first time on an album that strongly covers and links songs with ease and style
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  9. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A welcome debut that will have you waiting impatiently for the next installment
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  10. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The title track is the crown jewel, showing the river-deep musicality of a latter-day Dylan croaker when it's parsed by immaculate, blood-kin harmony
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  11. 7.0 |   All Music

    A stark, beautiful recording that hopefully proves something to both Lynne and Moorer: That what's here is a new beginning and that there is much more to explore
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  12. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Their voices blend beautifully, especially on Dylan's title track and Jason Isbell's "The Color Of A Cloudy Day". Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   Q

    Lynne and Moorer are at their best on the straight country material, but their take on The Killers' My List usurps the original. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Despite the eclectic material, the slow tempos and monochrome tone gets wearing. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Their own “Is It Too Much” brings proceedings to a close with a gorgeous alliance of their soul and folk modes
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