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In The Shape Of A Storm

Damien Jurado

In The Shape Of A Storm

Fifteenth studio album from the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter

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  1. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s a moving record, where Jurado invites you to sit in the eye of the storm. It’s where you want to be
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Although the songs were not conceived as an album and, therefore, don't carry quite the weightiness of some of the Jurado's most profound works, In the Shape of a Storm still seems essential as a showcase of his songcraft at its most elemental
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's a gorgeous and gutting return to Jurado's Rehearsals For Departure-era roots, wandering and bare, wielding only guitar and voice and recorded in one afternoon. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    In the Shape of the Storm features some of the sweetest songs Damien Jurado has ever recorded
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    In the Shape of a Storm rallies in its own way, stripping away all the frills, finding its emotional center with a deep sense of yearning and affection
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A serene, stripped-down folk-country affair. Print edition only

  7. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Wherever he turns his attention next, In the Shape of a Storm proves that nothing has gotten lost along the way
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  8. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Earthy and direct, yet still often reassuringly strange in the songwriting department, In the Shape of a Storm goes back to basics
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  9. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    The singer-songwriter’s intimate 14th studio album strips down to spare acoustic guitar, lingering on the moments when the buzzing world around all but fades away
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  10. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Quiet and confident, Damien Jurado gives us ten songs bared to the bone but filled with soul on It Took the Shape of a Storm
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  11. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    As with so much of Jurado's work, In the Shape of a Storm is simple in its construction, but panoramic in its impact
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