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Where Does This Door Go

Mayer Hawthorne

Where Does This Door Go

Fourth album from Michigan-born purveyor of old school soul music with contributions from Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and Jesse Ware

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
Universal / Island
UK Release date
15/07/2013
US Release date
16/07/2013
  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    The LP is a joy to listen to and fans of Steely Dan will find much to admire here. The album builds with track after track of awesomeness that offers a heralded look at a genre of music that often goes overlooked
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  2. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    It covers a wide range of sounds and styles in its 52-minute runtime, but it also packs an immediate punch
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  3. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Hawthorne's muse is steeped in '70s influences — notably falsetto and symphonic-soul giants like Curtis Mayfield and Barry White
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  4. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    Should hit the spot for fans of the Pharrell/Daft Punk hook-up
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  5. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Hawthorne has synthesised his influences into perfect power pop
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  6. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    Equally focused on delivering mildly self-effacing party jams and empathetic moments of connection
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  7. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The sound of 1960's era Detroit still pulses, but Hawthorne’s revitalized sense of artistic freedom has led to forays into the likes of nostalgic hip-hop and yacht rock
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  8. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    For all of his apparent devotion to the genre, Hawthorne comes off somewhat soulless
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  9. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Where Does This Door Go may be a sonic adventure, but it's not quite slick enough to challenge the current crop of R&B luminaries
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  10. 6.0 |   All Music

    Wherever this door does go, it is a place that calls for boat shoes, a relaxed attitude, and a returning fan's patience
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  11. 6.0 |   Time Out

    There’s such a variety of grooves coming from different avenues that it’s easy to find something to like about this album
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  12. 4.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Once a low-key Casanova, now he wants to rock all night. From modest goals come modest returns
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