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A River Running To Your Heart

Fruit Bats

A River Running To Your Heart

Tenth album from Eric D. Johnson's indie folk band roduced with Jeremy Harris

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  1. 9.0 |   American Songwriter

    Qualifies as a complete triumph and one that serves Fruit Bats’ legacy well. To describe it as simply exceptional doesn’t say it all
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  2. 8.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    His voice, which has become part of the spiritual landscape of America in the last so many years, buoys us in hard times and sings thankfulness for our good times
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A gorgeous collection of songs steeped in Americana roots and full of breezy canyon vibes. Print edition only

  4. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    This is a golden-hued, multi-faceted gem of an album that charms and impresses in subtle and carefully shaded ways. If somehow you’re not familiar with Johnson, this is the perfect moment to dive in
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  5. 7.4 |   Spectrum Culture

    Eric D. Johnson’s fifth album in four years is an easy listen, and sometimes you want that. But sometimes you don’t
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    At their best, Fruit Bats tap into the SoCal world and song tradition of Joni Mitchell, Aimee Mann, and Warren Zevon. This LP has a few of these moments
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  7. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Fruit Bats have never been a particularly ambitious group, and that’s not meant as a dig. You know what you’re getting from them, as a general rule - accessible and laid-back tunes, well-crafted and well-played, at the edge of hippie and hipster
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