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Robert Forster


Seventh solo album from the Brisbane-born indie rock singer-songrwiter and former Go-Betweens frontman

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  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    For an album that lasts a mere 35 minutes, a lot is packed into it – a few generations' worth, in fact
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  2. 9.0 |   The Music

    They each shine due to Forster’s inherent pop nous and ability to conjure lazy melodies and hooks at will, as well as a consummate vocal performance adding erudite character to this record's already abundant charm
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    The best moments of Inferno are tender hymns to everyday pleasures. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Inferno may not afford Robert Forster the mainstream acceptance that’s eluded him for so long, but it gets him back in the game and proves he’s recaptured the magic he once needed to keep ahead of his best buddy in his metaphorical rear-view mirror
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Forster's songwriting is crisply understated. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    While others overtake him, Forster is content to cruise and to observe, knowing that one day they’ll catch up with him – not the other way around
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Forster's familiar, fine-grained tons savour every word, alert to the quirk and seriousness of life. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    Inferno is among Forster's strongest collections. Its songs are delivered with wry wit, subtle yet biting insight, and unpretentious poetic language. Combined with elegant, understated melodies that intuit rather than insist, this is a set of tunes that affirms life with earthy wisdom, vulnerability, and steely determination
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  9. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    13 years after the death of his Go-Betweens partner Grant McLennan, Forster offers reflections with a spring in his step
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  10. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    At this stage of his career, the Go-Betweens' Robert Forster has the skill and experience to reveal wondrous depths within his pop sophistication
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