Rifles & Rosary Beads

Mary Gauthier - Rifles & Rosary Beads
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #1 / 830
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
January 26, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Thirty Tigers / Label
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The Independent

With Rifles & Rosary Beads, she’s created her most impressive and affecting work yet.


Rifles and Rosary Beads is unlike any other record. It edifies and empathizes with the experiences of its participants in delivering brutal yet tender truths; it confronts listeners to embrace without judgment the struggle of war survivors, while experientially relating the extended fact that over 7,400 veterans commit suicide each year.


From start to finish, Rifles & Rosary Beads is a beautiful and harrowing experience telling important stories that need to be heard and pointing to still more others coming from the ongoing work being done through SongwritingWith:Soldiers.


Rifles & Rosary Beads offers not only a document of atrocity and neglect, but a chance for redemption and healing.

Soldiering On - 8/10
Got Your Six - 6/10
The War After the War - 8/10
Still on the Ride - 6/10
Bullet Holes in the Sky - 8/10
Brothers - 9/10
Rifles and Rosary Beads - 8/10
Morphine 1-2 - 7/10
It's Her Love - 7/10
Iraq - 7/10
Stronger Together - 7/10

Overall: 7.3/10 (73)
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Year End Lists

#20/American Songwriter
#23/NPR Music

Track List

  1. Soldiering On
  2. Got Your Six
  3. The War After the War
  4. Still on the Ride
  5. Bullet Holes in the Sky
  6. Brothers
  7. Rifles and Rosary Beads
  8. Morphine 1-2
  9. It's Her Love
  10. Iraq
  11. Stronger Together
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Added on: January 23, 2018