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Make Way for Love

Marlon Williams

Make Way for Love

Second album from the New Zealand-born alt-country singer-songwriter

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
Dead Oceans
UK Release date
16/02/2018
US Release date
16/02/2018
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    A stunning work that will draw you back to repeated, if oft intense, listening
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  2. 9.0 |   The Music

    What makes Make Way For Love so special is that the lovelorn misery inherent in these paeans to heartbreak doesn't overshadow the unabashed beauty of the arrangement, production and delivery
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  3. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Charts the extremes of love, from sweltering euphoria (“Come To Me”) to melancholy disorientation (“The Fire Of Love”)
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    A brooding soulful offering from an artist keen to burst expectations. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Risky but rewarding
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    Nuanced, subtle and evocative
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A lovely, miserable record
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  8. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    It’s a bold, eclectic and audacious approach to the bulging catalog of breakup ruminations
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  9. 8.0 |   All Music

    Heartache is likely the most mined substance in all of pop music, but Williams applies such panache to the material that it's hard not to get wrapped up in all of the delicious melodrama
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  10. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Essential listening, as a comforting antidote to a broken heart
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  11. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    If anyone can straight up tell you “love is terrible,” while still making you crave love terribly, it’s Williams
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  12. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    This is not the Marlon Williams of 2016—in more ways than one
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  13. 7.3 |   Earbuddy

    Cherishes its ability at twisting a knife into your heart through its somber folk and dramatic orchestral flourishes
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  14. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Playing through heartbreak, the young New Zealander makes bold new sounds in modern country music on his second release
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  15. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Though the overall effect is sometimes lacking, there are enough encouraging signs to suggest that his future work could produce something truly special
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