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H.C. McEntire


Debut solo album from the Mount Moriah frontwoman, with guests including Kathleen Hanna, Angel Olsen and William Tyler

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Stirring and heartbreakingly lovely. Print edition only

  2. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    In terms of songcraft, performance and message, it’s an impressive step into the solo spotlight by McEntire
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Like Leonard Cohen, McEntire mixes romantic and spiritual metaphors in her songs
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  4. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    A gorgeous devotional to the South that reshapes the traditions of country music into a powerfully queer and consequential set of songs
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  5. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    McEntire has captured a moment perfectly, and it’s so rich that you can almost smell the sweetgum as you turn out the lights
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Lionheart reflects our current times through highly personal songs of place and self-discovery that transcend the individual and reach out to common experience
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  7. 6.4 |   Earbuddy

    With LIONHEART, she wants to take country music back from “the hetero-normative, homogenous schtick of tailgates and six-packs and men chasing women”
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  8. 6.0 |   Q

    An uneven listen, with some of the quieter songs blending a little too politely into the background. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   The Independent

    HC McEntire shifted direction away from her former indie-rock inclinations, seeking rapprochement with her Southern roots through country music
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  10. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    There is little to separate the tracks from each other, resulting in a batch of unmemorable songs
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