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Vera Sola


Second full-length album from the American-Canadian singer-songwriter and member of Elvis Perkins touring band recorded in St. Louis

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  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    There's a full band, a string section Swarmatron and brass. Reassuringly, the songs are strong enough to carry the new load. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    The record holds a conciliatory anger at a civilisation that can’t save itself from itself. And through an exploration of war, bloodspill, loss and confusion Vera Sola has continued to tell her story, and invite us into her arresting world
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  3. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    All of the stories are held together like tales under an ancient, black-and-white circus tent by stabbing guitars and bass lines that sound like heartbeats. This is life, in all its wonder and terror
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Peacemaker balances pop know-how and theatrical flair
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The singer-songwriter’s smoky vocals, downbeat wit and polished Nashville sound all make for a nicely doomy set of folk songs
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Vera Sola's blurring of past and present sounds especially apt to the early 2020s here, but more often, Peacemaker's dreamlike world has a timeless appeal that fans of Calexico, Timber Timbre, and Marissa Nadler will love
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  7. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Rock, blues, country and folk mingle with dramatic orchestral flares, always guided by Sola’s powerful alto
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Sola can be detached but is at her best when she leans into the songs. Print edition only

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