John Moreland - LP5
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Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #46 / 154
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Based on 22 ratings
February 7, 2020 / Release Date
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Awhile ago, I discovered John Moreland's excellent song 'Cherokee' which is utterly heartbreaking. He struck me as being a kind of Townes Van Zandt for the modern age. A hero for all the sad saps out there who like to drown out their sorrows in local dive bars. I'm not much of a country music fan so I didn't bother checking in on Mr. Moreland until I saw he had a new record out this week.

Clearly, Moreland has branched out a bit since we last met. 'Cherokee' is the song of simple acoustic ... read more
( ☆☆½ ) — insipidly ambivalent
More of the same from John Moreland. And the 'same' is great. A great alt-folk album, liked it just as much as Big Bad Luv. Not really any single standout tracks. It's more of an album for listening to the whole way through on a Sunday morning.
A collection of some his finest songs of his career. It's a simple album, but cements his place as one of Folk/Americana's best songwriters. When the time comes, I'll be sharing this album with my kids. Every song is great.
Not exciting nor boring, good as background music.

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Track List

  1. Harder Dreams
  2. A Thought is Just a Passing Train
  3. East October
  4. I’m Learning How to Tell Myself the Truth
  5. Two Stars
  6. Terrestrial
  7. In Times Between
  8. When My Fever Breaks
  9. I Always Let You Burn Me to the Ground
  10. For Ichiro
  11. Let Me Be Understood
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Added on: February 3, 2020