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A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart

Bill Ryder-Jones

A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart

Second solo album of minimal alt.rock from former guitarist of The Coral

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Domino Records
UK Release date
08/04/2013
US Release date
23/04/2013
  1. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A thing of beauty infused with a terrible unhappiness. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Q

    Melancholic, tautly-arranged and given warmth by Arctic Monkeys collaborator James Ford's sparse production. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Sensitive, cinematic solo songs from ex-Choral guitarist. Print edition only
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  4. 8.0 |   The Fly

    An intimate and very British release to cherish and hold close; it also happens to be one of the year’s best so far
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Beautifully built around guitar, piano, drums and strings - as their psycho-geography would suggest, intimate autobiographies, about ruined relationships. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    There's a disarming openness to the lyrics and a warmth to the arrangements that make this an album that rewards repeated listening
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    Jones' is an enigmatic enough narrator and a gifted enough arranger that what initially seems like ephemera turns out to be surprisingly affecting
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The sheer attention to detail and craftsmanship on A Bad Wind Blows in My Heart somehow gives a sense that these days this kind of unfashionably direct, heartfelt tunesmithery might just be its own kind of innovation
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  9. 7.0 |   music OMH

    All it needs is one more notch on the self-confidence dial, and that potential could translate into astounding results
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  10. 7.0 |   DIY

    This loses none of the considered compositional qualities of his previous work, but adds to it a certain world-worn raggedness
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  11. 7.0 |   The 405

    When given time to unravel and spread out, A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart is a luxurious listen
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  12. 5.2 |   Pitchfork

    What’s most disappointing about the album is how Ryder-Jones has almost completely abandoned taking any sonic risks
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