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Phone Orphans

Laura Veirs

Phone Orphans

Album number thirteen from the Oregon folk singer-songwriter recorded as demos on her phone

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  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    They are spare but complete, as rich as old letters or photographs. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Standouts such as "Rocks Of Time" and "Next One, Maybe" have all the depth, richness and candour that Veirs' admirers have come to expect. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The singer-songwriter exposes her creative process and, in doing so, maps out the rich topography of her psyche
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  4. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Laura Veirs’ latest collection of demos is, perhaps, the greatest testament yet to her singularity as a songwriter and performer
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  5. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Laura Veirs’ Phone Orphans works because of its roughness. She’s not gilding the lily, and she offers her direct sensibility as a way to address her ignorance
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  6. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The prolific Portland songwriter mines eight years' worth of voice memos for this sparse collection of sketches
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