Patrick Watson - Wave
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #71 / 632
User Score
Based on 63 ratings
2019 Ratings: #91
October 18, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Secret City, Domino / Label
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Reasons to listen to this album:
1. This is Patrick Watson
2. Critics have been comparing it to Steven’s Carrie and Lowell
3. This is Patrick Watson

Now, for those who don’t know him, Patrick Watson was born in the province of Québec (Canada), in Montreal to be exact. He is in my opinion our provincial treasure. Artists and bands in the likes of Céline Dion, Arcade Fire or Leonard Cohen might be better known and more obvious choices to represent our beautiful ... read more
And here we go, maybe my most emotional shitty review

I must admit that this album has not something very different or revolutionary at least in a strict musical way, in fact I have to write that first. The album is sustented by a chamber pop in songwriter way. The production is correct, balanced, clean, details and arragements interested but nothing very amazing. At this point the album is an 8 and no more.
But, here it is. The atmosphere, the concept, the lyrics is everything in somekind of ... read more
Dream for Dreaming is easily one of the best songs I’ve heard all year. Outside of that, the moments on this album are few and far between.
This time, Patrick's phrasing is quite straightforward, which I admire. As he declares on the title track and the last song, there'll always be some waves in life you just can't fight off. So why not get drowned, and swim back when all is over. May we all get it through.
Beautiful, delicate and hauntingly sad. Very reminiscent of James Blake. Perfect listen for cold nights, snuggled under the comfort of a duvet.
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Added on: September 5, 2019