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Hallelujah Anyhow

Hiss Golden Messenger

Hallelujah Anyhow

Seventh album from MC Taylor's North Carolina-based indie folk ensemble

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    May have been recorded swiftly, but the abandonment is still exquisitely detailed, as every listen to "Domino" reveal further nuance beneath the swagger. Print edition only

  2. 8.6 |   Paste Magazine

    His is a song we need, now more than ever
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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Hiss Golden Messenger render familiar templates totally fresh and compelling on Hallelujah Anyhow
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  4. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Hallelujah Anyhow is an unqualified success, and a significant leap forward for Hiss Golden Messenger
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A spiritual descendant of Van Morrison’s Veedon Fleece
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    The sound of a man happy in his own skin. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Hallelujah Anyhow is another strong record from one of the hardest working songwriters in the business, and hopefully we won't have to wait long again to hear what he has to say
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    Another outstanding exercise in record making from Hiss Golden Messenger, and it's recommended to loyal fans and curious neophytes alike
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  9. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    Full of fluttery soul-grooves, borrowing from various regional folk and blues traditions. It speaks to what it means to be a compassionate citizen today
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  10. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    A number of subtle moments that, taken together as a whole, make Hallelujah Anyhow a thoroughly rewarding listen
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  11. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Still holding to the deep southern roots of Americana with occasional tinges of blues and gospel, Hallelujah takes a simpler approach than last year’s Heart Like a Levee
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  12. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    You don’t need an edgy relevance to enjoy this music and ten albums into a career why would you even require it?
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  13. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Needs a shade more definition to cut through the reassuring vintage fug. Print edition only

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