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Meg Baird


Fifth solo album from the San Francisco-based folk singer and former Espers frontwoman

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    She's brought feelings to the surface that previously she may have kept veiled. It feels like a significant breakthrough. Print edition only

  2. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    Furling is a surprisingly dense record, its sonic pallet feeling deep and widescreen, even in its sparsest moments
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  3. 8.1 |   Spectrum Culture

    Growing, shifting and changing right before our eyes, Baird has grown stronger and more sure of who she is, while her songs continue to grow bolder and more captivating at every turn
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    Unfailingly imaginative, her return offers another vital chapter in her unfailingly riveting career
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Furling expands the sonic palette, bringing in piano, percussion, harp, vibraphone and more. The results bring new dimensions to her psychedelic folk. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s not the most immediate of listens, but Furling gradually accumulates a hypnotic, magnetic pull that gains gravitas with each listen
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  7. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Largely centered on the piano, the songwriter’s first solo album in eight years is wistful, heady, and mesmerizing
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  8. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    First solo album in seven years from ex-Espers vocalist sees greater depth and more expansive arrangements amid the astral and languorous textures
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  9. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    While country and roots music inform many of the arrangements here, slide and steel guitars are employed mostly as texture, creating a blur of sound. This is very much “vibes” music, emanating from a wide swath of influences, blending English folk, American roots music, and dubby trip-hop in ways that are both heady and nebulous
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Expanding her sonic canvas, the American singer-songwriter’s first solo album in seven years is well worth the wait
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