The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania

Damien Jurado - The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #158 / 324
User Score
Based on 31 ratings
Liked by 1 person
May 14, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Maraqopa / Label
damienjurado.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Mojo
His 20th album has production that sounds home-made, as if he’s singing beside you on the sofa while the bass player, drummer and peep-y keyboard player are playing in the empty attic upstairs.
80
The Line of Best Fit

Allow a while for these songs to seep in, and The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania will leave you deeply moved, and desperate for more.

80
AllMusic

While The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania doesn't necessarily break new ground, it's a strong, affecting set from a songwriter who proves himself among the elite at doing more with less.

80
Uncut
The people in these songs are losing their listeners, memory or love, suffering partial erasures. And yet this melodic music holds them close with familiar warmth.
75
Beats Per Minute

With The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Damien Jurado continues to express his exceptional talent for melody and postmodern narrative.

60
Record Collector

Even if The Monster... never breaks a sweat, its deep, measured dispatch from the liminal spaces holds you close.

TheCarioca
72
Helena - 3/5
Tom - 4/5
Dawn Pretend - 3/5
Song for Langston Birch - 3/5
Minnesota - 3/5
Johnny Caravella - 3/5
Joan - 5/5 ❤
Hiding Ghosts - 5/5 ❤
Jennifer - 4/5
Male Customer #1 - 3/5
itstymyguy
68
The album cover portrays the feelings while listening to this album incredibly well
Mohamedmahmoud
59
Damien Jurado - The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania
Folk
May 14, 2021

I am sad for the artwork that has been wasted on this.

6/10

Favourite tracks :
Dawn Pretend
Minnesota
Hiding Ghosts
FrancescoFranze
70
i really like his voice but most of the songs are just good
tigerbliss
60
imagine walking up the stairs and see that man on the cover
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Added on: March 2, 2021