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Untame the Tiger

Mary Timony

Untame the Tiger

Fourth solo album and first since 2005 from the indie rock singer-songwriter and Ex Hex member

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  1. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The singer-songwriter's melodies and arrangements retain a touch of the timeless and otherworldly
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  2. 8.0 |   DIY

    A stirring reminder of her singular ability as a guitarist and songwriter
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's notable for uncensored emotional gloom and an evergreen college sound. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Under the Sun is well crafted, interrogating the listener and experimental where it needs to be, gifting you with something to gain throughout
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    This might sound counter intuitive, but ‘Under The Sun’ isn’t an album to play while doing something else. It might start off as this but eventually you are listening intently, lost in its dense fug of sound and delicate melodies
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Rock guitar virtuoso Mary Timony’s Untame the Tiger is a clear–eyed, unsentimental, top-shelf record that emerged during hard times
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  7. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The guitar icon’s first solo album in 19 years confronts heartbreak and loss with intensely melodic, disarmingly straightforward songs that feel as loose and casual as old friends
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  8. 7.6 |   Northern Transmissions

    Besides, long solos from the remote past of the golden era of smashed-on-stage-guitars peek out almost from every corner of the record, giving strong emotional and nostalgic coloring to it. And her music is still very theatrical, if you will
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  9. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    The storied indie rock guitar hero and singer-songwriter teams up with Dave Mattacks on her personal fourth solo album
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  10. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Untame the Tiger is extremely itchy, and everything you do during the listening is trying to tame your own itch for remembering where you’ve heard all these dozens of iconic rock tunes
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  11. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    This is just Timony, giving herself the space to process a lot of different things in the only way she knows how
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  12. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    The album’s first half generates a positive charge that tapers off toward its conclusion, but Timony’s sly guitar magic is always there to provide a jolt of life
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  13. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The melancholy feels more goth than hippy and, ultimately, both the sounds and lyrics feel unresolved. Print edition only

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