Quietly Blowing It

Hiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2021 Ratings: #103 / 409
User Score
Based on 55 ratings
2021 Ratings: #267
Liked by 4 people
June 25, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Merge / Label
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pressrg
87
Up with the mountains, down with the system.
ThomasGuy
59
"Quietly Blowing It" is warm, and hopeful, but it's also sometimes rather bitter, and rebellious, and never comes across as fully formed, or truly realized. It's more serious moments aren't lent any weight by its slick, smooth-as-butter production, and its heartfelt sentiments get old fast when you have the grating voice of MC Taylor singing them to you in the same, hard to understand tone. There are glimmers of greatness on tracks such as "Sanctuary", but they're fleeting, ... read more
SonicDiscovery
67
Hiss Golden Messenger, the americana project from Scott Hirsch is pretty reliable at crafting easy going tracks with clear instrumentation and quality hooks that are still found on his newest album Quietly Blowing It, but it’s missing a little something. Opener “Way Back in the Way Back”, “Glory Strums (Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner)” and “Sanctuary” are the most memorable here, with repeated chorus that land in their hooks and I enjoyed the ... read more
NTTR
56
Hiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It

Genre: Americana
Country: US

Final Verdict: 56% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 462th / 590

Highlight: It Will If We Let It

Made me think of:
Calexico
Sufjan Stevens
Steve Earle & The Dukes
AaronLionheart
70
(Original) I wanted something relaxing and joyful and I got what I wanted. It is more folk rock then just usual folk but the production it is more loud then I expected for the majority of the time. Yes, some of the tracks are calm and peaceful but in the rest it's just that. Maybe I sound like I have a huge problem with that but not really.
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Track List

  1. Way Back in the Way Back
  2. The Great Mystifier
  3. Mighty Dollar
  4. Quietly Blowing It
  5. It Will If We Let It
  6. Hardlytown
  7. If It Comes in the Morning
  8. Glory Strums (Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner)
  9. Painting Houses
  10. Angels in the Headlights
  11. Sanctuary
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Added on: March 8, 2021