Clear Heart Full Eyes

Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Ratings: #734 / 946
User Score
Based on 4 ratings
January 24, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

It’s a bleaker vision than what Finn typically offers on Hold Steady albums, and it’s reinvigorated him as a songwriter.

70
No Ripcord

All this places a lot more focus on the vocals, meaning you’ll get a lot more from this if you’re really listening to what he has to say.

70
Beats Per Minute

Craig Finn proves that he is a formidable songwriter first and foremost

64
Paste

Hold Steady fans will feel at home with his precise lyrics and religious ambivalence, but not so at ease as to relax.

60
PopMatters

There are some growing pains on Clear Heart Full Eyes, but mostly this is a compelling and rewarding turn for Finn.

60
Drowned in Sound

Despite its flaws this first solo offering is a human record; brave and honest, both in content and purpose.

60
Pitchfork

So much of Clear Heart Full Eyes cries out for louder guitars, Springsteen-like drama, and the kind of precise sloppiness the Hold Steady did so well in the late 2000s.

60
NME

Finn certainly takes a paddle – if not quite a dive – into fresh sonic waters.

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Track List

  1. Apollo Bay 
  2. When No One's Watching 
  3. No Future 
  4. New Friend Jesus 
  5. Jackson 
  6. Terrified Eyes 
  7. Western Pier 
  8. Honolulu Blues 
  9. Rented Room 
  10. Balcony 
  11. Not Much Left of Us
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Added on: November 7, 2011