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This Is A Photograph

Kevin Morby

This Is A Photograph

Seventh album of indie rock from the Kansas-based former Woods bassist and The Babies frontman

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  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The Kansas City troubadour’s seventh album is an epic ode to the fragility of life and the consequent need to cherish love, joy and family
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    One of the best chapters in an already impressive catalog; one that finds a new artistic depth as it faces some of life's eternal concerns
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  3. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Kevin Morby scales new heights of inspiration on the exceptional This Is A Photograph
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  4. 9.0 |   Uncut

    With This Is A Photograph, he offers the wisest and most assured rendering of the Middle American vision he’s been honing of late, one where Dylan-esque anti-singing narrates impassioned, earnest and earthen tales of family, place, love and heroes, and a crack band shakes the rafters. Print edition only

  5. 8.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    It establishes him as one of the most prolific and trustworthy voices in the modern music of America
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  6. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    On This is a Photograph, Morby somehow rarely sounds morbid. As he meditates on time's eventual victory over us all, he finds that knowledge to be a reason not to resign, but to rally
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  7. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Usually content to stay in one lane per album, Morby gracefully exhibits the breadth of all his capabilities on his seventh
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  8. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    Rich and thematically earnest
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A record that feels warmer, wiser and less forced than any of his albums so far. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The singer-songwriter’s seventh album is a house of spirits, haunted by the ghosts of Jeff Buckley, of Jay Reatard, of childhood and innocence and moments long past
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  11. 7.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    Locale’s always played a pivotal role in Morby’s material, and his time spent in Memphis directly comes into play for This is a Photograph. Holed up in the Peabody Hotel, Morby soaked in the essence of his influencers, then streamlined them into his own consciousness
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  12. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    The singer-songwriter’s seventh record is a Memphis vision quest—an earnest, ambitious collection that touches on family, nostalgia, and mortality
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  13. 6.0 |   A.V. Club

    An album which aims for an impressively grand vision, but rarely hits the mark. In its less grandiose moments, though, it’s frequently successful, providing the listener with a number of lovely folk tunes
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