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Astronaut Meets Appleman

King Creosote - Astronaut Meets Appleman
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #185 / 762
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2016 Ratings: #52
September 2, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Line of Best Fit

After dozens of albums, King Creosote is still finding ways to push himself and is totally justified purely for the creativity of the finished work.

80
The Guardian

Recording in the Isle of Mull and County Down has given the album a real Celtic swing ... The songs swing from cosmic and ethereal to mischievously earthy.

80
Drowned in Sound

Anderson appears to be happy in his skin and has crafted nine songs that reference his past, but also hint to his future.

80
musicOMH

For anyone yet to fall under Anderson’s charms who may feel intimidated by the size of that back catalogue, Astronaut Meets Appleman is the perfect entry point.

70
Clash

It retains the witticism and humble poetry that saw him crowned the beloved laureate of Fife, but there’s just a little bit of magic missing.

Leozao
95
Unpretentious, well crafted and rewarding.

Will probably fly under the radar.
EMR
63
Throughout the course of his extensive career, Kenny Anderson (a.K.a. King Creosote) has been quite a prolofic artist, having put out over forty studio albums up to date. His new record, the melancholic Astronaut Meets Appleman reflects upon life, death, lust and belonging, with his usual crooning vocal style and many, many folk surroundings. This album brings in a wider use of chamber instruments, if compared to some of his latest previous works, although the real charm may be found on his ... read more
86
Just discovered this cat.
NR
It's as if all of KC,s greatest moments of beauty as a songwriter have all led to this album..it scores big on all levels,,,
84
Just some absouloutely incredible indie folk that more people should be aware of.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#8/Fopp
#63/Piccadilly Records

MISC LISTS

#77/Drift Records

Track List

  1. You Just Want
  2. Melin Wynt
  3. Wake up to This
  4. Faux Call
  5. Betelgeuse
  6. Love Life
  7. Peter Rabbit Tea
  8. Surface
  9. Rules of Engagement
  10. The Long Fade
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