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The Great Awakening


The Great Awakening

First album for six years from Jonathan Meiburg's Austin indie/psych rock band produced by Dan Duszynski

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  1. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This is an album that slithers and slinks more than it struts. It fades to and fro, blurs the edges, and disorients
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Love and hope stay preciously rare yet infinitely possible, and this album’s guttering, guiding light. Print edition only

  3. 7.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    While there is no grand reinvention here, there is a sense of progression and looking forward, of offering something needed and necessary
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  4. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    If you’re in the right headspace, The Great Awakening can be of remarkable comfort, acting as a space where, for a solid hour, one can simply forget the stresses and the agonies of the outside world
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  5. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The first album in six years from Jonathan Meiburg and co. returns to the band’s patient style of baroque, naturalistic art-rock
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  6. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Shearwater’s The Great Awakening is a mostly plodding creation whose intriguing nuances and insights are marred by musical tedium and hollowness
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  7. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Shearwater’s seventh album is chock-full of metaphor
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  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    These opaque, often uneasy sounding songs conjure nature's unpredictability and vulnerability as well as its beauty. Print edition only

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