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An Inbuilt Fault


An Inbuilt Fault

Second full-length album from the London-based singer-songwriter Will Westerman working with Big Thief’s drummer James Krivchenia

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Partisan Records / Play It Again Sam
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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    An Inbuilt Fault's subtlety will reward patient listeners, as repeat listens reveal more of its emotions and sonic detail
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    While An Inbuilt Fault's attention to detail and some of its sonic flourishes (especially the sudden falsetto outbursts), are reminiscent of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, Westerman is more concerned with moving along than he is with fleshing out the sound and feeling of a single place or state
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    An Inbuilt Fault is a natural progression in Westerman's young career – a little more austere and timidly experimental. Like a similarly quiet revolutionary Amen Dunes, Westerman is carving out his own identity beyond his influences
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Transcends emotion in favour of exploration
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  5. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Westerman has stated this album was born from a period of existential crisis and is the result of demos started during an isolated lockdown spent in Italy – but no inner turmoil has ever sounded so inviting
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    An acquired taste, but well worth the effort
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  7. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The second album from the soft-rock innovator is world-weary and contemplative—the music adopts a lush, earthy palette and his voice sounds better than ever
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  8. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Just as tangled and imperfect as its subject matter, Westerman’s sophomore record observes flaws spanning entire civilizations with a tenderness that wrangles the scope into a sentimental, personal listen
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  9. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Krivchenia’s drums turn Westerman’s careful arrangements into spry jams
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