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There Is No Other

Rhiannon Giddens

There Is No Other

Third album from the folk / Americana musician and Carolina Chocolate Drops front woman recorded over five days in Dublin with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi

ADM rating[?]

8.1

Label
Nonesuch
UK Release date
03/05/2019
US Release date
03/05/2019
  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    For an album recorded in only five days, it wallops with impact. Giddens is going supernova, and it’s a blistering thing
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  2. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    Turrisi’s vast array of instruments (his frame drum etching deepest) and his molecular attention to detail, alongside Giddens’s own fiddle and banjo make for the most spacious sound imaginable
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious, and Giddens is fast becoming the genre's brightest star in the firmament. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Accompaniments, often on old/unusual instruments, add a strange, delicate beauty to Giddens' solemn, powerful soprano. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    The more There Is No Other reveals, the more it becomes apparent that its depths are fathomless
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The instrumentation is stripped back and transparent, with a powerful pizzica dance from Turrisi’s native Italy
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  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    The North Carolina-born singer collaborates with fellow Dublin local Francesco Turrisi to explore the theme of migration
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  8. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The singer and multi-instrumentalist joins jazz musician Francesso Turrisi for a thoughtful and ambitious album that spans opera, Appalachian bluegrass, gospel, and traditional Italian music
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  9. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A musical bridge-building project, with the 42 year-old North Carolinian singer merging her excellent banjo playing with Turrisi, who draws on polyglot North African, Middle Eastern and Italian traditions in his accompaniment
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