Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
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Based on 16 reviews
2012 Ratings: #84 / 946
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Based on 24 ratings
February 21, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

Maraqopa signifies a shift from an album-length exercise in osmosis to a set of songs made to excite, and Jurado seems to know this.

80
musicOMH

Maraqopa is, at times, a sumptuous sigh of a record, the sound of a man exploring a territory he’s earned the right to claim as his own.

80
Drowned in Sound

Maraqopa maintains such a consistently high quality that you'll be unconcerned that it leaves boundaries undisturbed.

80
Beats Per Minute

These songs are probably Jurado’s most ambitious portraits yet in terms of ideas and eclecticism.

80
No Ripcord

What you have here is one hell of a late-night record, with plenty of wistful longing and just enough sunshine to keep you off the suicide hotline.

76
Pitchfork

This album is more of a mood piece, its melodic rewards teased out over time and drenched in the type of steady rain that his home state is known for.

70
The 405

There may be the usual clutter-tracks, the ones that will always be skipped, but when Jurado gets it, he gets it spot on

70
Consequence of Sound

Maraqopa spans genres, production techniques, and songwriting styles, all while retaining an overarching and unifying aesthetic: a cohesive haze of distance.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#6/Rough Trade
#46/Paste

MISC LISTS

#81/Paste (Indie Folk)

Track List

  1. Nothing is the News 
  2. Life Away from the Garden 
  3. Maraqopa 
  4. This Time Next Year 
  5. Reel to Reel 
  6. Working Titles 
  7. Everyone a Star 
  8. So On, Nevada 
  9. Museum of Flight 
  10. Mountains Still Asleep
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