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Dawes

Passwords

Sixth album from the LA folk rock group, produced by Jonathan Wilson

ADM rating[?]

6.2

Label
HUB Records II LLC
UK Release date
21/06/2018
US Release date
21/06/2018
  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    Dawes accent their twangy West Coast sound with glassy synthesizers, slippery, Eric Clapton-esque guitars, and jazzy piano lines, smartly evoking the '80s adult contemporary albums of artists like Bruce Hornsby, Fleetwood Mac, and Steve Winwood
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A beautifully honed vision of an often-harsh landscape. Print edition only

  3. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The ballads are typically wry and pretty. Print edition only

  4. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Sleek synths have sharpened their sound, particularly on Telescope, though their rootsy tendencies still surface on woozy tunes such as Crack the Case and I Can’t Love
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  5. 5.8 |   Earbuddy

    Dawes start out strong on Passwords but quickly put you to sleep
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  6. 5.6 |   Pitchfork

    The Los Angeles rockers attempt to reach across the political spectrum, but their noble intentions clash with cloying lyrics and worn-out arrangements
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  7. 5.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Passwords is all too easy to crack, and what’s inside isn’t really worth protecting when others have been doing it all better for decades
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