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Farm To Table

Bartees Strange

Farm To Table

Second album from the Washington DC-based musician Bartees Leon Cox Jr. mixing indie-rock, folk and rap

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  1. 9.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The indie singer-songwriter’s second album explodes with ideas about music, politics, and life itself
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  2. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    The polymath’s second album is yet another showcase for his versatile excellence
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  3. 8.3 |   Spectrum Culture

    The former FCC Deputy Press Secretary reinvents rock and reworks what it means to be alive in America
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Farm To Table is a celebration of Bartees Strange’s past, present, and future
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  5. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    On his second album, Bartees Strange widens his stance and levels his gaze, staying grounded in his nimble genre-hopping and his dynamic songwriting
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  6. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Akin to Strange’s heroes The National, Bartees has managed to strike that difficult chord of creating an album that’s sonically hard to define, as it skips from anthemic moments to pockets of introspection and poppy flirtations with ease
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Strange's earnestness is artful, and Farm To Table an uplifting triumph. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    While Farm to Table isn't quite the classic that he surely has in him, we should consider ourselves fortunate that Bartees is in it for the long haul
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  9. 8.0 |   Dork

    Honest, authentic and brilliant in an era where so much seems to be smoke and flashy mirrors, Bartees Strange is one of a kind. If only he wasn’t
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  10. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Strange proves on Farm to Table that in refusing to sit still long enough to be pigeonholed, he’s looking to heft a glass of something sweeter than what’s historically been on offer
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  11. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Continuing to blend hip-hop and indie rock, Bartees Strange charts a musically agile, emotionally-charged journey through his psyche on Farm to Table
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  12. 7.0 |   Clash

    Much like its title, Strange offers himself up to the world, presenting the second world in his ever-expanding universe. All we have to do is take it
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  13. 6.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s a decent follow-up, but one that unfortunately comes off less Bartees Strange and more Bartees Safe
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  14. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Bartees Strange attempts to carve out a sonic palette of his own on much of his second studio album
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  15. 6.0 |   Crack

    For the most part, you sense an artist eager to flex his stylistic prowess and revelling in the confidence to push his sounds in new, fresh directions. But this can yield mixed results
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