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To The Sunset

Amanda Shires

To The Sunset

Sixth full-length solo album from the Texas-born singer-songwriter, produced by Dave Cobb (John Prine, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell)

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    If there’s one thing that sets Shires apart from many of fellow artists, it’s her ability to create and share love-song lyrics that are immensely specific and also deeply evocative
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  2. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Musically progressive, it’s Shires most ambitious work to date; nasty, stomping Southern rock sits next to poppier fare and several moments of quiet introspection
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  3. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s the heavier, rockier moments that impress the most and it’s here where the most interesting and innovative songs are to be found
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  4. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    If anyone expected a drift into sentimentality, her writing’s just gotten bolder, with arrangements that stretch the definition of “Americana” to the point of meaninglessness
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  5. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    With a hint of Nanci Griffith and Conor Oberst, Amanda Shires is on fine form sounding nothing short of Presidential on To the Sunset
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    We should've seen this one coming. And still it's a gut punch. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Her best yet. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Singer/violinist Amanda Shires avoids easy lessons and genre expectations in crafting a catchy and challenging new album
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  9. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Here she proves once and for all that she is clearly an artist in her own right and one worth keeping an eye on as country music in all its myriad forms continues to mutate and spread into wholly new and different directions
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