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Oh My God

Kevin Morby

Oh My God

Fifth album of indie rock from the former Woods bassist and The Babies frontman

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  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    A stunning high-wire act of high-concept and deep-rooted rock and roll at the same time
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    It's hard not to be awed by a record that has you saying its name to simply describe it
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    ‘Oh My God’ is Kevin Morby’s attempt at crafting his own post-modern American Songbook. The sound of a succinct vision - executed precisely as intended
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  4. 8.6 |   Paste Magazine

    Has a certain unabashed exuberance that’s uncommon in circa-2019 indie-rock
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    An artistic achievement for Morby, this record commendably establishes him as a mainstay in modern music
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    Kevin Morby is the enticingly enigmatic, suave singer-songwriter the 21st Century deserves
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A non-religious religious album might seem like a conceptual dead end, but this is another accomplished set from a master songwriter
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  8. 8.0 |   The 405

    Kevin Morby uses religious tropes to deliver his most compassionate and rewarding album yet
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    The American songwriter questions it all on his divine fifth album, a remarkable achievement that may serve as a companion and guide in tough times
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  10. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A lot of time an thought has gone into ensuring Oh My God holds together. Lyrical themes are repeated, explored and teased out
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  11. 8.0 |   Q

    Morby's songs move from the grandiose to hushed confessionals and by the time it ends with Dylan-like O Behold the entire journey feels like a revelation. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Doesn't have the blinding clarity of proper revelation but, in its febrile examination of survival and redemption, Oh My God is on the side of the angels. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Exploring his spiritual side, Kevin Morby has shown us the light, and it’ll lift you up, comfort, and enlighten
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  14. 7.0 |   The Music

    At his best he’s a fine and convincing blend of Dylan, Reed and Cohen
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  15. 7.0 |   All Music

    The highlights represent some of Morby's most focused and wizened work yet
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  16. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s definitely a step forward for the now well-seasoned man from Kansas, even if previous album City Music was more instantly relatable
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  17. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Dylan and other seekers pop up as influences on Kansas City songwriter’s spiritually minded album
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  18. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Oh My God will go down smooth with millennial dads looking for a lozenge of soft rock to replace The National. Oh man, I'm getting cynical again, but you would too if you tried giving these lyrics a chance
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  19. 6.2 |   Pitchfork

    Morby’s spare fifth solo album conjures memories of Bob Dylan’s gospel-phase. The songs are lovingly performed but begin to fade into indistinguishable
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  20. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    A record that rarely falls short of a creative arrangement, but ultimately the gospel of Kevin Morby is one for the devotees not the unbelievers
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