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Sixth studio album from the indie folk group led by Zach Condon

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Zach Condon rebalances his sound, introducing church organs alongside the signature brass and delivers exquisitely moving results in the process
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  2. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    For so many years a poster boy for wanderlust, how ironic that Condon’s embrace of a slower, stiller life has produced, quite possibly, his finest record
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  3. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    Zach Condon returns from the wintry wilds of Norway with his first album of new material since 2019
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  4. 8.2 |   Northern Transmissions

    Every song here sounds like the whole album was recorded with a strict plan, but in fact, it was a total DIY-mess that took a whole year of mixing
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Meditative and rapturous, Condon has crafted a hymnbook of his own with Hadsel. Buried in a trance-like state whilst creating the record, Condon has achieved a feat of wondrous musical clarity
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  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Hadsel sounds both ethereal and earthly. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    "It's not too late to find where you are," he sings on The Tern; Hadsel seems to tremble on the brink of that revelation. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The ‘unfathomable beauty’ of a remote Norwegian island has inspired Zach Condon to create a triumphant celebration of life
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  9. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Hadsel doesn’t sound like an old friend in the way, but, despite its loneliness, it’ll invite you into its warm embrace all the same
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  10. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    The band’s sixth album is familiar and intimate, updated with touches of synth and drum machine but still rooted in melancholy brass and Zach Condon’s distinct baritone
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  11. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Rather than use too many words, Condon lets the life-affirming melancholy of his arrangements speak for him
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  12. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Beirut has turned inward on Hadsel and it’s an affirming, warm kind of music to serve as a soundtrack for the next valley surely coming for us all
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  13. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Wistful troubadour Zach Condon returns with Hadsel, an album of well-written songs that feel a little too familiar
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