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Between Two Shores

Glen Hansard

Between Two Shores

Third solo album from the Irish singer-songwriter and Frames frontman

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  1. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    He’s made a record which could well, for some people, be one of those records they return wistfully and misty-eyed to in years to come, as having enjoyed it hugely in the here and now. This is a really fine album
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Frustratingly indecisive, but also lovely
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  3. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Glen Hansard’s Between Two Shores explores themes pertaining to the personal and the political
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  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    With that gravelly voice maturing nicely into middle-age, Hansard’s never sounded better
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  5. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    More of the same from the modern Irish balladeer? Kind of. There's something stirring, though
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  6. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Gives his Van Morrison influence free rein, particularly on the track “Movin’ On”, where his guttural moans and 12-string stylings irresistibly bring to mind St. Dominic’s Preview
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  7. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    As stuck in a rut as the love story he's narrating
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  8. 5.7 |   Pitchfork

    The Irish folk singer sets sail on a journey of the heart, full of break-up songs and meandering musings
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  9. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Thematic consistency unfortunately translates to a fairly one-note album
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  10. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard adds horns and keyboard to his sound, but the songwriting has settled into a pleasant but forgettable holding pattern
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