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Breaking The Thermometer

Leyla McCalla

Breaking The Thermometer

Latest album from New Orleans-based singer-songwriter inspired in part by the history of Radio Haiti

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  1. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The album never becomes a dry documentary, though, because the music adopts the station’s spirit of dissent and subversion. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    An exquisite distillation of hope and perseverance, mystery and humanity. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The Haitian-American musician explores the troubled history of creole-language Radio Haiti on her rewarding fourth album
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Leyla McCalla explores identity, freedom, and joy through Haitian music and culture. It’s a reminder of the album as a statement
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  5. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The record’s narrative speaks of social upheaval and oppression and as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its 10th week, and with more than 5 million refugees having left Ukraine since the war began, Breaking The Thermometer assumes an even greater immediacy and emotional resonance
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    The singer weaves together traditional songs, her own compositions, interviews and radio broadcasts
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