A Sailor's Guide To Earth

Sturgill Simpson

A Sailor's Guide To Earth

Third album and first for a major label from the Jackson, Kentucky-born country singer-songwriter

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  1. 10.0 |   Exclaim

    While the best of the best learn to master country music, he's turning it into a whole new monster, one that's his and his only
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  2. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    A reflective cover of Nirvana’s In Bloom is among the softer options but, unleashed or restrained, Simpson exudes a singular individualistic spirit
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  3. 10.0 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    It feels inherently wrong to be experiencing something so tender and well-rounded this early in his career. But it’s not wrong. It’s incredibly right, because A Sailor’s Guide is an incredible album
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  4. 10.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Put simply, this is Sturgill Simpson's masterpiece. Wonderfully cohesive, lyrically emotional, musically dense. A perfect tribute to his son and the emotional pull of family
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  5. 9.0 |   Earbuddy

    This is an unconventional album that can be disorienting to most, but gets better with every listen
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  6. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Afforded creative freedom many felt would be stifled, Simpson’s latest musical offspring is a love letter we can all cherish
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  7. 9.0 |   Uncut

    It's a telling indication of the degree of daring and sophistication at hand that artistic gestures which might have seemed contrived or ill-conceived in other contexts yield some of the most startling results
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  8. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    It’s big and bold and sometimes messy, but never unfocused
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The eight originals here are all top-notch, not overshadowed by the unexpected and sympathetic cover of Nirvana’s In Bloom
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  10. 8.0 |   The FT

    Big and expressive, a swaggering tour through country, southern soul and rock and roll heartlands
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  11. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Finds Sturgill Simpson weirder and more adventurous than ever, forging a bold new way forward
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  12. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Simpson invests this bold, widescreen music with such heartfelt and real pathos and joy that it announces him as a major talent
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  13. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's an old-fashioned concept album, one that tells a story - it's a letter to his newborn son, telling him how to become a man - and is dressed in garish art suited to the side of a Chevy van
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  14. 8.0 |   The Independent

    A skilled interpreter, Simpson’s bruised baritone murmur morphs to fit the contours of each song
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  15. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Nashville rebel pens a song cycle to his son that’s full of soulful left-field brilliance
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  16. 8.0 |   The Music

    This is the sound of someone trying new things and testing his limits
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  17. 8.0 |   Q

    Country music's bold new talent shakes things up. Print edition only

  18. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    A touching and deeply personal album that not only showcases Sturgill Simpson’s considerable songwriting talents but also his ability to gamble and stretch himself as an artist
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  19. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    An astoundingly well-realized, consistently surprising, and mostly brilliant genre-bending experiment
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  20. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Where gritty Skynyrd rock makes out with tarnished Memphis soul while hip-swiveling Elvis plays hall monitor
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  21. 7.5 |   Beardfood

    A good gateway record into a genre that’s not easy for everybody
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  22. 7.0 |   Spin

    On Earth, Simpson continues to have fun flipping the genre’s tropes on their head
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  23. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Not all of it gels, but as a treatise on male absence, Sturgill’s Guide is heartfelt
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