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Bottle It In

Kurt Vile

Bottle It In

Seventh solo studio release by American slacker-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist

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  1. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Kurt Vile continues to move forward on Bottle It In
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  2. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    He is one of the most dependable artists working in indie rock, rehashing old sounds while always pushing the envelope, constantly expanding his artistic approach while never losing his footing
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  3. 8.1 |   Earbuddy

    Kurt Vile at his most accessible yet still at his most classic
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Pin-sharp insights through a slacker haze
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  5. 8.0 |   music OMH

    As it stands it’s not Vile’s most accessible album, but it rewards patience
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  6. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Funny, moody, mordant and beautiful, capped by ten-minute songs that feel like epic stoner dramas
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  7. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Kurt Vile is ever the buzzed, backseat philosopher on his third record
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  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Kurt Vile's new album Bottle It In takes listeners of a journey of discovery
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  9. 8.0 |   The Music

    It's clear that his buddy and musical collaborator Courtney Barnett has given him some newfound confidence as both a writer and a vocalist
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  10. 8.0 |   Uncut

    However eccentric and laidback his expression, it's as masterfully distinctive as that of any auteur. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Q

    His seventh album sees Vile cement his place as an artist following his own lead. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Kurt Vile's slacker star continues to rise on Bottle It In. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Leisurely, skew-whiff melodies
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  14. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The rambling songwriter's artistic trajectory remains, as always, on an upward slant
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  15. 7.0 |   All Music

    Making the most of the various environments where it was recorded, the album feels like a travel diary picked up sporadically along the way. Some entries expand on every thought and some are left half-finished, but these contrasting moods reflect the peaks and valleys of Vile's journey, both literal and metaphorical, in getting to this chapter of his music
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  16. 7.0 |   Clash

    A lengthy ride, but ultimately a satisfying one
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  17. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    At the core of Bottle It In, the 38-year-old husband and father of two offers his family the comforting illusion of his presence, a chance to hear his voice, and a reminder that they're with him, wherever he may be
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  18. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Bottle It In ultimately succeeds in its intentions and further escalates Vile’s reputation as part of a rare breed of authentic songwriters. And that’s alright for now
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  19. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    The ranging album from the Philadelphia songwriter adopts a drifting mind as its emotional compass. There’s no rush to get where he’s going, and he rarely checks to see if you’re still following along
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  20. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Vile’s never sounded more like he’s had nothing to say, which is why it’s never felt more important that we listen
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  21. 6.0 |   The 405

    Kurt Vile is a man that seems so entirely satisfied with the standard of his music that he can’t think to move past it. Bottle It In does enough to keep himself and his fans happy, but it leaves waiting those of us that wish a bit more from him
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  22. 6.0 |   DIY

    Maybe, just maybe, some mistakes are worth it
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  23. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    This affinity for aimless trains of thought applies to the whole of Bottle It In, an album where Vile is quick to conjure up a bevy of interesting images or ideas but struggles to find a compelling way to contain them
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  24. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Rising alt-Americana artist continues to consolidate his reputation
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