Migration Stories

M. Ward - Migration Stories
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2020 Ratings: #500 / 797
User Score
Based on 62 ratings
2020 Ratings: #729
Liked by 3 people
April 3, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Anti- / Label
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M. Ward

Am. Bored
An easy albeit underwhelming listen that blends M. Ward's traditional acoustic folk with some spacey, atmospheric vibes. I'm a fan of the direction, but the album definitely suffers from a great deal of boring tracks that feel a bit aimless. "Migration of Souls" is a memorable opener - just a shame the rest of the album couldn't keep up the pace.
I gave up
The dusty twang of M. Ward’s guitar and his whispered singing paint a picture of souls in transition, hinting at the reasons people choose to leave their country for another.

Under the Donald J. Trump administration, singing about migration is an explicitly political act. But M. Ward is constitutionally predisposed towards mystery and understatement, so his Migration Stories sidesteps protests and outrages. The album, Ward’s 10th as a solo artist, unfurls at a deliberate pace, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Migration of Souls
  2. Heaven's Nail and Hammer
  3. Coyote Mary's Traveling Show
  4. Independent Man
  5. Stevens' Snow Man
  6. Unreal City
  7. Real Silence
  8. Along the Santa Fe Trail
  9. Chamber Music
  10. Torch
  11. Rio Drone

Added on: December 3, 2019