John Moreland - LP5
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #309 / 616
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
2020 Ratings: #517
February 7, 2020 / Release Date
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Old Omens / Label
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Tallglassofwate
80
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
IDKY
50
LP5
CheapandLethal
60
Fairly uninspired
seanohara
70
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.
PitchforkClone
76
The Oklahoma roots songwriter expands his increasingly experimental and genre-resistant songbook without sacrificing his empathetic, poetic core.

John Moreland’s enormous voice never overshadows the small moments documented in his songs. In the past, his lyrical terrain—busted faith, regret, the losers in every fight—read as textbook “country,” earning him an opening spot for Jason Isbell and praise from Miranda Lambert. But the y’alternative marketing ... read more
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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