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Ashley Monroe


Fourth studio album of neo-traditional country from the Knoxville-born singer-songwriter

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Warner Music Nashville
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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    Sparrow is sharply constructed as an album, setting a mood with its first song and then finding variations on this lush, enveloping sound. It's a record designed for late nights, whether those nights are lonely or romantic
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    On the rich, rewarding Sparrow, the singer has found the perfect marriage of songs, arrangements and performances
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  3. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Beautiful, heartbreaking, and damn near perfect. A fantastic return
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  4. 8.9 |   Paste Magazine

    One of the strongest and most grown up country albums to be released this decade
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    She's more of a swan, a noble creature endowed with beauty, grace, and style as well as strength
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  6. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    A rich and emotional album that feels deeply connected to the past but also fully engaged with the present
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    What lingers longest on this remarkable record is an uplifting sense of resilience. Print edition only

  8. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    An album that filters contemporary desires and sorrows through the timeless vernacular of country
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  9. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Monroe builds her songs on countrypolitan orchestration, artistically nodding to a musical past as she grapples with a thematic one
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