- WIT'S END

Cass McCombs - WIT'S END
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on 15 reviews
2011 Rank: #294 / 877
USER SCORE
79
Based on
21 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Pitchfork

This is a gorgeous album of despair, the most believable evidence yet that McCombs is living up to his own legend.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

He pushes the entire singer-songwriter tradition to its gorgeous bitter end, making music that can barely sustain its own emotional burden.

80
Consequence of Sound

He takes care to meticulously strike the perfect balance between dark and contemplative versus downright depressing.

70
PopMatters

McCombs has constructed a difficult and wandering album, an album of beautifully hushed insistence that finds its only logical conclusion.

60
No Ripcord

Unfortunately, the record is submerged in despair to the point where it almost seems to drown under its own weight.

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DETAILS

April 26, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Folk / Genres
cassmccombs.com / Website
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 22 - Obscure Sound
# 33 - Prefix
# 19 - Q Magazine
# 25 - SPIN
MISC LISTS
# 25 - AoTY Readers 2011
Track List
  1. County Line 
  2. The Lonely Doll 
  3. Buried Alive 
  4. Saturday Song 
  5. Memory's Stain 
  6. Hermit's Cave 
  7. Pleasant Shadow Song 
  8. A Knock Upon the Door
Contributions By
patton, erik