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The Bible


The Bible

Album number sixteen from the Nashville alt country outfit led by Kurt Wagner produced by Gayngs founder Ryan Olson

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    It’s the work of a focused artist who is consistently attempting to stretch out the parameters of their own ever-expanding sonic world. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Much as Coppola had done for cinema nearly forty years ago with Rumblefish, Wagner has repeated the feat here with The Bible by creating an expressionistic, existential musical masterpiece
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  3. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The Bible, from "Nashville's most fucked-up country band" and everybody's favorite musical shapeshifters, is the most fun you'll have contemplating mortality this year
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  4. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    The latest from Kurt Wagner’s shapeshifting group is its darkest yet: a haunting ode to everyday American pain and the small ways we make it through
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  5. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    The Bible is undoubtably one of Lambchop’s most mature records, but it is also one of their most honest, most unguarded in its emotional and historical perspectives
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    All of life – and death – is here in the band’s numinous 16th album
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  7. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Lambchop deliver nothing but good news with The Bible
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  8. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Wagner seems to sing from a darkening Nashville back-porch, heartaches and shadows closing in
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  9. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Kurt Wagner’s sixteenth release sees him ploughing his own furrow, producing yet another unvarnished gem of a record
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  10. 8.0 |   The FT

    Kurt Wagner’s Nashville-based band provides songs that make each passing moment seem worth lingering over
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  11. 8.0 |   Mojo

    After three decades on a quest to close in on the mysteries of being human, Wagner's perceptive edge hasn't blunted. The truth is in there. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Another late-career gem. Print edition only

  13. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Wagner sounds rejuvenated after following a different path on the way to making this record than on Lambchop’s three previous albums in just as many years
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  14. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Wagner seems literally incapable of running out of ideas, and The Bible has plenty of good ones
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  15. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    The Bible may not be the last word as far as this band’s creativity is concerned, but as always, Lambchop’s music is worth heeding
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  16. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    One of the album’s most striking and beautiful moments comes on the otherworldly ‘A Major Minor Drag’; a quietly devastating exploration of loss and grief
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