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Nina Nastasia


Fifth collection of sparse, melancholic folk songs from the New York singer-songwriter and guitarist

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  1. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    The orchestra on Outlaster successfully cracks a window on Nastasia's one-woman-and-guitar setup and shines a different, striking light onto her music
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

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  3. 8.0 |   The List

    Often beautiful, more often than not shiver-inducing, Outlaster unleashes ten songs from a 21st century siren
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    One of her most eerily accomplished works to date
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  5. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The orchestration adds a new element to Nastasia's canon, and her incorporation of different styles provides interest for those who have followed her over the past decade
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    These songs are once more torn from a remarkable songwriting mind. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    If it wasn't for the fact that Nastasia is so consistent, you'd be tempted suggest that here she has reached an expressive and creative peak
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  8. 8.0 |   Blurt

    Outlaster's songs are more densely plotted than those on previous Nastasia albums (especially On Leaving), but still too astringent to be called lush
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  9. 7.5 |   BBC

    A record full of space and intimacy, drawing the listener completely into its black-and-blue world
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  10. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Nina Nastasia has added another slab to her bulwark – she will endure, she will outlast; come listen to this before you try anything new
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  11. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Ultimately, the wry honesty with which these personal and artistic struggles are treated make Outlaster a complex and rewarding album, despite its flaws
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  12. 6.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  13. 4.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Rambling, meandering, whaling, grating and way too OTT
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  14. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    For all the beautiful execution, Outlaster is often failed by its inability to shift gear, choosing to amble, instead of charge, through dreary fare
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