AOTY 2019

In the Shape of a Storm

Damien Jurado - In the Shape of a Storm
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #185 / 616
User Score
Based on 44 ratings
2019 Ratings: #708
April 12, 2019 / Release Date
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Mama Bird / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

In the Shape of a Storm ... seems essential as a showcase of his songcraft at its most elemental.

80
The Skinny

In the Shape of a Storm features some of the sweetest songs Damien Jurado has ever recorded.

80
Under The Radar

In the Shape of a Storm rallies in its own way, stripping away all the frills, finding its emotional center with a deep sense of yearning and affection.

78
Paste

Jurado possesses a gift for elevated simplicity, and this quality graces In the Shape of a Storm and gives its ten songs a pleasingly rounded shape.

75
The Line of Best Fit

Further listens reveal In the Shape of a Storm – boosted by Jurado’s hypnotically committed, intimate performances - to hold together surprisingly well considering the disparate origins of the material.

74
Pitchfork

The singer-songwriter’s intimate 14th studio album strips down to spare acoustic guitar, lingering on the moments when the buzzing world around all but fades away.

70
Exclaim!

As with so much of Jurado's work, In the Shape of a Storm is simple in its construction, but panoramic in its impact.

70
PopMatters

Quiet and confident, Damien Jurado gives us ten songs bared to the bone but filled with soul on In the Shape of a Storm.

mattgoold
75
Damien Jurado sounds the way his songs and his voice make you feel. In the same way he has stayed around and continued his meandering to that point in the distance that never seems to get any closer, he represents a feeling of constant and assurance that it will be okay. His voice sounds aged and wise and calming. Fresh on the heels of the great The Horizon Just Laughed, In The Shape Of A Storm listens like the memoirs of an artist who can't stop never stopping. 14 studio album in, that's ... read more
Doofy
NR
Certainly has a couple of worthy tunes but to my surprise the stripped back approach reveals more of Jurado’s limitations than his strengths.
holsgr
44
( ☆☆ ) uninspiring/flawed music
usedtobe
92
At once, intimate, sparse and cinematic that plays between the romantic and unrequited. This is his most heartfelt work to date. Lincoln is a beautiful opener.
winitheju
80
Damien's (what feels like) 852nd album is his most cohesive in years
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Year End Lists

#98/Drift

Track List

  1. Lincoln
  2. Newspaper Gown
  3. Oh Weather
  4. South
  5. Throw Me Now Your Arms
  6. Where You Want Me to Be
  7. Silver Ball
  8. The Shape of a Storm
  9. Anchors
  10. Hands on the Table
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Added on: March 29, 2019