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For My Crimes

Marissa Nadler

For My Crimes

Album number eight from the Boston indie folk singer-songwriter with contributions from Dum Dum Girls' Kristin Kontrol, Angel Olsen, and Sharon Van Etten

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  1. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Rich in textures and raw emotions, Marissa Nadler's For My Crimes is a lush and rewarding record from an assured, mature songwriter
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    As the nights are drawing in, pull the curtains, dim the lights and give yourself to its country gothic charm
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's sophisticated and emotionally arresting, it's among the finest offerings in her catalog
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A quiet revolution
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's beautifully eerie. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Q

    These are songs that seem to move through another era, from the delightful mournful I Can't Listen To Gene Clark Anymore to the pulse of Roy Orbison beneath Lover Release Me and Dream Dream Big In The Sky. Print edition only

  7. 7.6 |   Paste Magazine

    An album built on understated power, evocative lyrics and Nadler’s lithe voice—and, just maybe, a hint or two of sly humor
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  8. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    An album of direct storytelling, full of intimate details that linger long after the music stops
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  9. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    On her moody eighth album, the Boston singer-songwriter examines the icy terrain of marital strife through the lens of her habitual gothic folk
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  10. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s almost hard to imagine what she’ll do next having arrived here
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  11. 7.0 |   music OMH

    It may not be the liveliest 35 minutes of the year, yet it’s filled with memorable imagery and some heartbreaking songs
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  12. 7.0 |   The Music

    The final selections here represent some of Nadler’s strongest songwriting to date
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  13. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    On For My Crimes, Nadler reminds listeners that she's always capable of finding new ways to open up
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  14. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Her most succinct and haunting record to date
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  15. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    For My Crimes is another intricate, emotionally complex folk record. It's what we've come to expect from Nadler after all these years
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  16. 6.0 |   NME

    You can’t knock the Massachusetts soloist for hard work, but it’s perhaps time she headed in a bolder direction
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  17. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Nadler's cathartic inner journey isn't always as easy to empathise with as it is artfully expressed. Print edition only

  18. 5.5 |   The 405

    Even though themes of distance and time are key players in the message Nadler is trying to convey, the personal heart of the album is often swamped by her trademark ethereal production and sometimes abstract lyricism
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