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Post Tropical

James Vincent McMorrow

Post Tropical

The Irish singer-songwriter moves beyond indie folk on his genre-swapping second album

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Believe
UK Release date
13/01/2014
US Release date
14/01/2014
  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    An Album of the Year so early into 2014? You’d best believe it
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  2. 9.0 |   Entertainment.ie

    A record where every detail is curated, hand-picked, thought through and therefore the truest possible and most revealing glimpse at James Vincent McMorrow yet
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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s grand and uplifting at moments, fragile and severe at others
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  4. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Sees him turning away from the folk-leanings to embrace his own brand of singer-songwriter soul
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    His remarkable, soulful voice competes for space with electronic pulses and digital brass
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  6. 8.0 |   Spin

    Both chilly and warm, soulful and soft, Post Tropical is an intricate ice sculpture of an album
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A singular style that barely sounds as if it's from this world. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   State

    This is a record which is sparse in instrumentation but far from empty, on first listen Post Tropical seems almost morose, however it is quite the opposite
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  9. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The musical evolution McMorrow has shown on this record will hopefully expand his audience across genres
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  10. 8.0 |   The 405

    An absolutely delightful way to spend 41 minutes and one you most certainly will not regret
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  11. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Written, produced and performed entirely by McMorrow, Post Tropical is a breakthrough for the Irish artist. Haunting and heartening, the record is a powerful follow-up, that feels like just the beginning.
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  12. 8.0 |   All Music

    Its well-crafted songwriting, enigmatic production, and arrangements, around McMorrow's gorgeous voice make Post Tropical a stunner start to finish
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  13. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Post Tropical is a deeply romantic record...The effect is something intimate and strange, but completely enthralling
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  14. 8.0 |   Clash

    Its delicacy and sentimentality may strike a cheesy note on first listen, but ‘Post-Tropical’ is a definite grower
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  15. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The comparison to Justin Vernon has been made before, and this second album highlights the similarities further
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  16. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    With its deliberate, languorous pleasures, this is an album to live with, settle with and be crisply rejuvenated by
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  17. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    With Justin Vernon putting Bon Iver on ice for now, McMorrow probably won’t be in darkness for much longer
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  18. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Post Tropical is an intriguing and rewarding contribution to the alt R&B movement. He sounds at home more than ever before and utilizes his wide array of talents magnificently
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  19. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It works a treat. Print edition only

  20. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Post Tropical succeeds in proving that music is often at its most compelling when it can't be compared or reduced to much of anything at all
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  21. 6.0 |   Art Rocker

    The product of James Vincent McMorrow’s deliberate drift, shaking the indie-folk shackles off and venturing into uncharted “nu-wave R&B” territory
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  22. 6.0 |   DIY

    McMorrow has shaken off the folk singer with a guitar tag to give us an album pregnant with intrigue, creativity and diversity
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  23. 6.0 |   Time Out

    Positively oozes with the pleasure of its own making, the sense of a musician exploring new ground
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  24. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Although he may want to join the likes of James Blake in the hybridised subgenres of indie, in truth, McMorrow's new direction is so sweetly sentimental it makes Alt-J sound like NWA
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  25. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    When McMorrow reverts to the guitar ballads he’s forgettable — but there’s just enough oomph and ideas here to make him stand out from his acoustic contemporaries
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  26. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Aside from album opener “Cavalier” and the enigmatic ‘All Points’, the slightly uninspiring songs on ‘Post Tropical’ won’t rid him of the Vernon elephant-in-the –room any time soon
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