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The Last Rider

Ron Sexsmith

The Last Rider

Fifteenth studio album of melancholic pop / folk from Canadian singer-songwriter produced with Don Kerr

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    The songs fall easily into the wide lineage of Sexsmith's career, warmly exploring themes of love, hope, loneliness, and the passage of time in his patented tone that falls somewhere between empathetic and downtrodden
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  2. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Sexsmith pens songs that are smart without being smarmy, clever without being cynical, and earnest without being shallow
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  3. 8.0 |   The Music

    Perennially underrated
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    There's an appealing stealth and positivity to Ron's writing here. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   State

    Minor major genius
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  6. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Pop at its most intelligent and affecting, stuff that, in a cooler world, would be beaming out of radios everywhere
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  7. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Sexsmith offers yet another gem of an album
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Another warm collection of bittersweet pop songs, alternately wistful and playful, freighted with memories of time and place. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    If Sexsmith really is calling it a day, the music world will keep on turning – but it will be a lesser place
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  10. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album has its pleasures
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  11. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Longstanding Sexsmith fans will miss the six to nine killer tracks he is usually so adept at delivering
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