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A Legacy Of Rentals

Craig Finn

A Legacy Of Rentals

Fifth solo album from The Hold Steady frontman

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  1. 9.0 |   Albumism

    The new ground here is narrative, in Finn’s capturing of the feeling of things being left behind and the complicated feelings that come with loss and abandonment, especially of people, especially those who we are somehow disconnected from
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Adept at expressing keenly observed details in a Beat vernacular, he makes excellent use of a 14-piece string section and more drum machines than are typical of him. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A reflection on memory and transience amid which his deadpan drawlis frequently draped in incongruous but effective orchestral splendour, while Finn’s character sketches are as deft as ever. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Craig Finn has once again delivered a truly great album
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Whatever you want to call what Craig Finn is doing, it's something special and honestly moving, and A Legacy of Rentals captures him at the peak of his powers. It's art wrought from real life which is all the more devastating for it's easy recognizability
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  6. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    On his latest solo collection, the Hold Steady frontman summons vast emotions from different points along the way to rock bottom
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  7. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    As usual, the people in Finn’s songs are vivid and compelling; few lyricists can match his talent for sketching such fully realized characters within the confines of a four- or five-minute song
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  8. 7.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s almost baffling to find a musician still creating such deeply gratifying art this far into his career
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  9. 7.6 |   Northern Transmissions

    If you’re just getting into Finn’s music, then dive into the music of his other projects. In the meantime, enjoy his freshest work so far which is bound to spark some thoughts and emotions
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  10. 7.1 |   Spectrum Culture

    A Legacy of Rentals offers some changes, most notably the use of a string section, but it still lets Craig Finn do what Craig Finn does
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  11. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn made a particular effort to keep the music low-key on A Legacy of Rentals, while his storytelling abilities continue to shine
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