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Debut LP by Irish singer songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne

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  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    Debut albums have no right to sound like this
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    The understated maturity of the 24-year-old Hozier on his debut album is a beacon for young writers learning to craft significant compositions
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    An authentic portrait of an artist – soulful, spiritual and seductive – and is a deeply impressive first step
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  4. 8.0 |   State

    A strong debut and a great platform on which to base much of the hype that has preceded it
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  5. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The clattering but sparse production — From Eden keeps threatening to burst into Wand’rin’ Star — adds to the dramatic feel and the overwhelming sense that a major new talent is with us
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  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A believable storyteller, a subtle guitarist and a composer of haunting melodies
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  7. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A warm, fantastic mix of folk, blues and gospel, a fantastic singing voice and a lyricist who knows how to use language
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    This is a brave, weighty and heartfelt debut from a hefty new songwriter. Hozier has arrived
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  9. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Hozier crafts a solid, bluesy debut
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  10. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Riding on the crests of that triumphant single, this impressive album should propel young Hozier even further into the arms of success
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  11. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Hozier channels Van Morrison's Celtic R&B, Southern soul and Black Keys-style garage blues into intimately roiling songs
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  12. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    There are few missteps on Hozier – at its best it stuns and at its worst it’s a pleasant ride. But Hozier’s are not the skills of a one-trick-pony and that may well carry him beyond this very self-assured and solid debut
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  13. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    He takes his classical training, his time in Celtic choir Anúna, and an infectious take on the blues, and comes up with something engaging, contagiously epic and likeable
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