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The Horses and the Hounds

James McMurtry

The Horses and the Hounds

Album number ten from the Austin-based folk rock musician recorded in Santa Monica with producer Ross Hogarth

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    McMurtry's latest lifts storytelling-in-song to meticulous new levels. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    On his expertly written 10th album, the Texas storyteller delivers some of his most intense and humane work
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    His work is full of the messy energy and surprising turns of a life lived hard, and on The Horses and the Hounds, the music speaks as vividly as his excellent songs. Not many artists pushing 60 get to deliver as satisfying a breakthrough as this one
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  4. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The Horses and the Hounds proves that James McMurtry’s nearly peerless ability to tear our hearts out with a good yarn hasn’t waned a bit
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  5. 7.4 |   Spectrum Culture

    McMurtry’s ability to fit entire lives and big ideas into a few minutes reaches a new peak on his latest album
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Upon first listen, The Horses and the Hounds is reminiscent of most other McMurtry albums, but as it unfolds, new textures appear and settle into the mix like they’ve always belonged
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  7. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Not quite up to par with the last three indie label releases, but he set the bar high. Print edition only

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