The Ruby Cord

Richard Dawson

The Ruby Cord

Seventh album of narrative folk rock from the Newcastle singer-songwriter

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  1. 10.0 |   Record Collector

    Released too late in the year to make some publications’ best-of 2022 lists and opening with a song that lasts 41(!) minutes, The Ruby Chord will be hailed as another masterpiece whether Dawson wants that or not
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Quite likely the most durable piece of extended folk/prog/avant-garde you will hear this year
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Listeners willing to approach The Ruby Cord on its own terms will be treated to a remarkable, thoughtful, and emotionally literate cycle of songs that ranks with his most rewarding work
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  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Sonically, The Ruby Cord expands into an endless vista, while lyrically it takes our most human desires and places them further than our current reality into a setting that’s mired in an unease that won’t shift
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  5. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    The Newcastle Upon Tyne avant-folk songwriter delivers his most ambitious compositions to date in this conclusion to a trilogy of time-specific concept albums
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  6. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    An album that has to be immersed in and savoured, there’s nobody else out there making music quite like this

  7. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The latest from the ambitious British musician is a grim vision of the future: a crumbling, corroding monument that feels strangely devoid of a soul
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