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May Your Kindness Remain

Courtney Marie Andrews

May Your Kindness Remain

Fourth album from the Phoenix, Arizona indie-folk singer-songwriter produced by Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris)

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  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s a brilliant record, proof that old forms can still be timeless
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  2. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Pushes herself toward bolder musical arrangements and a fuller, more soulful sound than the traveling-woman-with-guitar feel of Honest Life
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  3. 8.0 |   The Music

    Andrews' voice is still the premium drawcard with its devastating ache and swoon, capable of glorious high runs and subdued musings, yet never just for the sake of vocal gymnastics
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    Loneliness and melancholy rarely sounded this positive. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    An album of sustained emotional connection that leaves you all the better for hearing it
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Described in press releases as a call for empathy, May Your Kindness Remain impacts with these evocative snapshots of the 99-percent, but it also does so with Andrews' rich voice and melodicism as well as a lingering sadness
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  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    The singing is sorrowful but indomitable, bolstered by the solid virtues of country-rock, gospel and soul
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Andrews' ability to write seemingly simple songs that contain deep levels of ambiguity combined with her superb vocal talents make her a special artist
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A more old-fashioned brand of country than its predecessor. Print edition only

  10. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Andrews has made a unique and valuable statement
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  11. 7.1 |   Gig Soup

    A charming, above-average — though not flawless — album that may help listeners cope with pseudo-springtime lethargy. Courtney Marie Andrews' flaunts a talent for penning compelling, soulful Americana, but occasionally finds herself caught in lyrically generic brambles that undercut her promise
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  12. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Expansive and ambitious follow-up to her breakthrough
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  13. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Though hobbled by the occasional cliche, it’s an album with its heart in the right place
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  14. 5.0 |   Uncut

    Her follow-up, produced by Mark Howard, adds country-gospel choirs and fussy arrangements to her palette, steamrolling any nuance she might bring to these characters. Print edition only

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