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The Horizon Just Laughed

Damien Jurado

The Horizon Just Laughed

Fourteenth studio album from the Seattle singer-songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    The Horizon Just Laughed does nothing less than reaffirm that Jurado is one of the best songwriters in the business
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    Altogether, it's a thing of great beauty. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    These songs are among the most incisive but somehow most ponderous ones Jurado has ever written, lined up from end to end without a wasted note, layer, line, or word
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  4. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Might be Jurado at his most in control of his storytelling craft
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    This recent collection of Jurado originals, to no surprise, musters quite the emotional response
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  6. 8.0 |   The Music

    Another gem from this consistent and inventive songwriter
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  7. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Continues Jurado's recent winning streak
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  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Imagined an Americanised version of John Cale's Paris 1919. Print edition only

  9. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    While no one will accuse him of deserting his shoegaze stance entirely, he does opt for a more approachable embrace that finds even the most subdued selections building with majesty and momentum
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  10. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Finds him as restless as the stray souls he sings about, though content in the journey
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  11. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Sometimes feels a little pedestrian. Print edition only

  12. 5.6 |   Earbuddy

    A typical Jurado album
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