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Tomb

Angelo De Augustine

Tomb

Third album from the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter produced by Thomas Bartlett of The Gloaming

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
Asthmatic Kitty
UK Release date
11/01/2019
US Release date
11/01/2019
  1. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    What we find here, on what is arguably the pinnacle of his output to date, is De Augustine achieving the beautiful balance between introspection and grandeur; straddling the place where pain and hope intersect
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Echoes of Bon Iver and label boss Sufjan Stevens suffuse "All Your Life," his rejection of suicide, while "Time's" whistled melody confirms his latent optimism. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Teaming up with Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) has lifted his sound from that of a bedroom artist to one that sounds immaculate and pristine, as if someone took his musical product and gave it a good dusting
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    A gorgeous record. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Whatever the instrumentation, De Augustine's voice is soft, weary even, but is never tiresome
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  6. 7.5 |   The 405

    Tapping into the potential his past albums only hinted at, It's polished just enough that the songs boast a greater clarity but without losing any of the homespun intimacy of his previous recordings
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  7. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    By adding cleaner production, synth and string flourishes alongside poppier and catchier refrains, De Augustine largely hits the mark on Tomb
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  8. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    While De Augustine’s voice wears slightly thin over the course of an entire album, a huge 2019 surely beckons
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  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    A gorgeous wallow, with producer Doveman's minimalist touches left to indicate cracks in the facade. Print edition only

  10. 5.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Conceived after a painful break-up in 2017, it feels like a walk along a chillingly windswept platform, lugging baggage, knowing you’re going to get to your destination, but at greater personal cost than you’d bargained for
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