Winter Wheat

John K. Samson - Winter Wheat
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2016 Ratings: #37 / 762
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Based on 19 ratings
October 21, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!
The musical accompaniment doesn't always completely live up to the moods and settings evoked so strongly in his lyrics, but it's usually enough to make the words leap off the page.
83
A.V. Club
What Samson captures so well is the melancholy lurking beneath progress, the sense that we’re in the midst of perpetual loss.
80
The Line of Best Fit

The record’s most compelling moments are still those in which Samson builds from the bottom up, starting at a point of nothing in particular, his writing like a fragrance in the air.

NR
Canadian Singer-Songwriter John K. Samson’s sophomore solo effort builds on the themes, motifs and sounds of both his solo and Weakerthans work, while taking influence from fellow Winnipeger Neil Young to create an extremely interesting and lyrically diverse album.
chessmess
70
This could have been the album of the year had it consisted of 7 songs only. There are so many great moments on this record, but unfortunately due to the bloated nature of the album they fail to make any significant impact.

Shit man this could actually have been amazing, it definitely has the potential. It is not the typical guitar/piano indie folk that we see so often. Instead John K. Samson innovates carefully and subtly. Maybe even too carefully. There was so much more there but John K. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Select All Delete
  2. Postdoc Blues
  3. Winter Wheat
  4. Requests
  5. Oldest Oak at Brookside
  6. Capital
  7. 17th Street Treatment Centre
  8. Vampire Alberta Blues
  9. Carrie Ends the Call
  10. Fellow Traveller
  11. Quiz Night at Looky Lou's
  12. Alpha Adept
  13. Prayer for Ruby Elm
  14. VPW 13 Blues
  15. Virtute at Rest
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