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Deportation Blues

BC Camplight

Deportation Blues

The Manchester-based US singer-songwriter's fourth album was written in the wake of his deportation and subsequent return to the UK

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Deportation Blues is Christinzio’s best record to date – melodically ambitious, lyrically and thematically acute and sonically scintillating
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  2. 9.0 |   music OMH

    Even though this is an album that has its moments of darkness, there’s an irrepressible spirit and joy contained in almost every single song here
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Deportation Blues comes from a place of great turmoil, further magnifying the dynamism and creativity that underpins BC Camplight’s work. Brian Christinzio is definitely here to stay
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It hangs together and, indeed, convincingly documents fragmentation of the individual. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Much darker successor to How To Die In The North. Utterly compelling it is too. Print edition only

  6. 7.0 |   All Music

    Brian Christinzio has created his own Big Star 3rd, less druggy but just as much a musical voyage through one man's psyche that travels through darkness while searching for some gleam of healing light
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  7. 6.0 |   Q

    In the second half, the gloom gradually lifts with dreamlike ballads Midnight Ease and Until You Kiss Me, and some of its predecessor's brilliance returns. Print edition only

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