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Chris Stapleton


Fifth solo album from the Nashville bluegrass singer-songwriter produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell)

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  1. 9.0 |   American Songwriter

    Five records in, the Kentucky native seems more comfortable with himself and his own creative vision than ever
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    For the 14-track Higher, Stapleton ignores the United States’ febrile politics, though there is an oblique reference on Trust
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Chris Stapleton’s Higher is required listening for fans of high-quality, contemporary country. He’s gifted with the most gorgeous male voice in country today
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  4. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    The Kentucky singer/songwriter’s charming, gravelly voice and authentic roots shine through on his highly anticipated fifth LP—and his first since winning three Grammy Awards for his 2020 album Starting Over
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  5. 7.1 |   Spectrum Culture

    Given that Higher serves as a quintessential bit of Stapleton, it's of course consistently listenable — it's just that it does exactly what you’d predict it might
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  6. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Stapleton has long cracked the code of authenticity. Country isn't for everyone, but Chris Stapleton should be
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    Once again working with co-producer Dave Cobb, Stapleton also has his wife Morgane behind the boards in addition to singing harmony and playing keyboards, a tight, familial group of collaborators that gives Higher a relaxed, familiar feel that keeps things buoyant even in its darkest moments
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  8. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    At times, Stapleton’s latest feels like a more mature, seasoned sequel to his multi-platinum 2015 debut Traveller
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  9. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    While the singer’s voice is as expressive as ever, the songwriting throughout the album feels safe and, at times, almost anonymous
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