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Hiss Golden Messenger


Fourth album from North Carolina indie folk / alt country and Americana duo MC Taylor and Scott Hirsch

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    The arrangements are bigger, the language more dense, the symbolism darker. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Haw marks the point where singer/guitarist M.C. Taylor has well and truly arrived
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  3. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    This is a record that tackles thorny issues of faith without being myopic or preachy or dismissive
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    The many different musics on Haw are familiar, timeless ... HGM stand out because they don't combine them so much as play them simultaneously and inseparably as part of a single tradition
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  5. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Haw is fuller and more adventurous even than 2011’s Poor Moon, with a broader musical palette
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Taylor's beseeching voice and invigorating take on gospel is sincere and moving. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Q

    Americana is often a genre with sepia-tinted glasses on; this is a rare and colourful leap forward. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Haw is a rollercoaster of an album and clearly the product of much hard work and soul-searching on the part of its creators
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