Didn't He Ramble

Glen Hansard - Didn't He Ramble
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Based on 9 reviews
2015 Ratings: #335 / 776
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Based on 15 ratings
September 18, 2015 / Release Date
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Didn't He Ramble shimmers, saunters and charms; Hansard has never sounded so good.

American Songwriter

Well, so much for judging a book by its cover or Hansard by his previous missteps because Didn’t He Ramble is a surprising and unexpectedly refreshing success.


Didn't He Ramble shows that as a performer and a songwriter, Hansard can create powerful and satisfying work that's up to the standard he set with the Frames, and this is a step up from 2012's impressive but uneven Rhythm and Repose.


So much of the dialogue in Didn’t He Ramble is filled with empathy and understanding, highlighted by Hansard’s signature wail, no longer lamenting heartache, but straining to encourage the subject of his stories.

Consequence of Sound

While it might not capture his energy, Didn’t He Ramble fully illustrates Hansard’s deep empathy.

The Skinny
Predictable in structure, in carefully crafted nostalgia and even in rhyme scheme, the album apes those dusty roads of Springsteen and co. without changing the game. It doesn't really matter, though, because Hansard’s earnest delivery and the occasional big band burst of brass is truly heartwarming.
Rolling Stone
As the LP progresses, Hansard too often lapses into his trademark brooding melodrama — an easy fallback for a singer who's at his best, nowadays, when he's trying something new.
Glen hansard brings a melodic tune that we can all relate to . A simply excellent album
I like this mopey shit.
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Year End Lists

#48/American Songwriter

Track List

  1. Grace Beneath the Pines
  2. Wedding Ring
  3. Winning Streak
  4. Her Mercy
  5. McCormack's Wall
  6. Lowly Deserter
  7. Paying My Way
  8. My Little Ruin
  9. Just to Be the One
  10. Stay the Road
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