Courting The Squall
Guy Garvey - Courting The Squall
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2015 Rank: #485 / 741
User Score
Based on 9 ratings
October 30, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
Art Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound

One thing I can say with certainty is that this is the best album Garvey has worked on since The Seldom Seen Kid.

80
The Line of Best Fit
That free spirit gives his poignant solo material a fresh buoyancy that still sounds intimate, due to his estimable songwriting gifts and the band’s ability to not overthink these compositions and just let the musical magic happen naturally.
70
musicOMH
As down-to-earth and likeable as its creator, this is an enjoyable collection that mostly avoids the pitfalls of solo albums by members of successful bands that are still very much a going concern.
60
NME
It’s a turbulent squall he’s courting, but he’s going into it with curtains thrown wide.
60
The Guardian
How much you value such gently experimental foraging over Elbow’s typically rousing melodies might determine your enjoyment of this.
60
DIY
‘Courting The Squall’ touches and recaps on the ideas which Guy Garvey masters in his romanticisms and balladry, but gloriously glimpses his experimental and playful side.
Nov 6, 2015
nostar
95
Might possibly be the best album I've heard all year.
END OF YEAR LISTS
/The Telegraph
Track List
  1. Angela's Eyes
  2. Courting the Squall
  3. Harder Edges
  4. Unwind
  5. Juggernaut
  6. Yesterday
  7. Electricity
  8. Belly of the Whale
  9. Broken Bottles and Chandeliers
  10. Three Bells
Contributions By
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Added on: September 16, 2015