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Peter Oren


Second album from the Indiana-born singer-songwriter, produced by former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer

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  1. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Oren’s simple guitar stylings make a solid setting for a haunting baritone that recalls the comparable dark musings of Bill Callahan
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Oren's voice, a low, conversational rumble which manages to disguise the clipped poetry of his lyrics as easy conversation. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Consistently listenable, and at times immensely enjoyable
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Dark times given dulcet treatment by baritone songsmith. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    His revolutionary rhetoric comes off as good common sense rather than the words of an uncompromising fanatic
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  6. 7.5 |   Gig Soup

    Pinning art and activism to the same canvas, Oren gets to work on creating conversation
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  7. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    The restless singer-songwriter’s wanderlust leads him to find poetic beauty in the country’s ugly truths, even as he confronts the idea that there’s more at stake than ever
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    Oren's vocal timbre has a natural tell-it-like-it-is authenticity that lends itself to the socially and environmentally conscious topics among the track list
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  9. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    This is straight-up singer-songwriter fare with a richly melancholic tinge
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  10. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Peter Oren’s lungs stand up to any of the greats with ease
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    When it's over though, you're left feeling you've been touched by something deeply elemental. Print edition only

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