Think Of Spring

M. Ward

Think Of Spring

Eleventh album, and second of 2020, from the Californian indie/folk singer-songwriter is a Billie Holiday covers album

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  1. 9.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    A fascinating listen that pays homage to the original recordings without stepping on its toes
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  2. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    The singer-songwriter’s latest—a loose reworking of Billie Holiday’s 1958 album Lady in Satin—is made with affection, curiosity, and care
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  3. 7.0 |   Uncut

    While Ward's phrasing is very much his own at times, the gambit yields the most compelling results when he best approximates Holiday's silvery delivery and weary air. Print edition only

  4. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A reverent and charming listen
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  5. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    M. Ward’s take on the songs of Billie Holiday’s Lady in Silk is as much a love letter to the formative relationships we forge with the musicians that have a hand in making us who we are as it is a love letter to Lady Day herself
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  6. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The ever-questing Matthew Ward turns his minimalist attentions to Holiday’s lush 1958 album Lady in Satin
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  7. 6.0 |   All Music

    Arriving the same year as the quasi-concept LP Migration Stories, Think of Spring, with its lo-fi esthetic and ambling gait, is compelling at times but feels more like a lark than a passion project
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