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Hadestown

Anaïs Mitchell

Hadestown

The Vermont folk singer-songwriter and guitarist with a "folk opera" album reworking the story of Orpheus and Eurydice

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8.9

Label
Righteous Babe
UK Release date
26/04/2010
  1. 10.0 |   The Sunday Times

    Multi-layered, sensationally good and endlessly absorbing ... A must-buy
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  2. 10.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    That it works so brilliantly well, that in under an hour it creates a world you’ll want to return to time and time again, that it is a glittering model of the form – of collaboration itself – is nothing short of awe-inspiring
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  3. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    A project like this runs the risk of dryness, but between them Mitchell and Chorney have created something joyful and witty that yields more with every listen
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  4. 10.0 |   Uncut

    The songs are pithy, their arrangements sliding between country, gospel, Dixieland and string sextet. Print edition only

  5. 9.0 |   Pop Matters

    Rich, rewarding, moving, and beautiful, this is a wonderful record
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  6. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    It’s ambitious and well-realised, conjuring a world in your head while you’re listening so vividly that you can practically see the performances. They all look excellent
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  7. 9.0 |   NME

    It’s nothing short of incredible, whether you extract individual tracks ... or listen to the endearing tale as an artfully rollicking whole
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  8. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    She’s more than a songwriter here: she’s an aural director, calling every shot and challenging every “actor” to go give their all both individually and as a collective. It’s the main reason that the album works as well as it does, despite its penchant for pomposity
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  9. 8.5 |   The Observer

    The songs are lyrical, while dramatic arrangements encompass Dixieland, string sextet and country. A rich, audacious and moving opus
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  10. 8.0 |   All Music

    Artfully conceived, articulated, and produced, Hadestown raises Mitchell's creative bar exponentially: there isn't anything else remotely like it
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  11. 7.5 |   BBC

    It’s the fine and varied arrangements by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, and Mitchell’s memorable melodies that hold things together
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Anaïs Mitchell: Hadestown

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