Album
Smoke Ring for My Halo
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Artist
Kurt Vile

Smoke Ring for My Halo by Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 15 reviews
2011 Rank: #81 / 659
USER SCORE
83
Based on
48 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
No Ripcord

John Agnello has helped Vile to refine his lo-fi aesthetic and at times Smoke Ring For My Halo sounds nothing short of stunning.

84
Pitchfork

This feels like a family of songs, one whose complexion and course changes as a whole with every spin.

70
PopMatters

On a whole, Smoke Ring for My Halo works because it has both lilting atmosphere and a rumbling, if trudging, pulse.

70
Consequence of Sound

The unexpected twists in melody throughout the record nicely balance the more repetitive strains.

50
Tiny Mix Tapes

The LP marks the first time Vile has seemed utterly unsure of himself.

50
musicOMH

Where past albums touched upon all manners of influences and genres, Smoke Ring For My Halo seems content to plant its flag into barren soil.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: March 8, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Matador
PRODUCER: John Agnello
GENRE: Rock
WEBSITE: kurtvile.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 17 - Amazon
# 41 - American Songwriter
# 15 - Cokemachineglow
# 28 - Consequence of Sound
# 14 - DIY
# 36 - Drowned in Sound
# 12 - MOJO
# 46 - musicOMH
# 5 - NME
# 7 - No Ripcord
# 30 - One Thirty BPM
# 44 - Paste
# 20 - Pazz and Jop
# 16 - Pitchfork
# 11 - PopMatters
# 9 - Prefix
# 16 - Q Magazine
# 39 - Rolling Stone
# 4 - SPIN
# 34 - Spinner
# 34 - Stereogum
# 11 - The Fly
# 25 - The Guardian
# 4 - The Line of Best Fit
# 47 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 14 - Uncut
# 26 - Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Baby's Arms 
  2. Jesus Fever
  3. Puppet to the Man
  4. On Tour 
  5. Society Is My Friend 
  6. Runner Ups
  7. In My Time 
  8. Peeping Tomboy 
  9. Smoke Ring for My Halo 
  10. Ghost Town
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