Dear Reader - Rivonia
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Based on 6 reviews
2013 Ratings: #346 / 955
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Based on 7 ratings
April 1, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
City Slang / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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It is a testament to the Cheri MacNeil’s ability as a songwriter that Rivonia would stand on its own as a superb folk-pop record, regardless of the subject matter.

The 405

Frequently, the album makes for distinctly uneasy listening, but frankly, music like this should challenge its listeners more often.

Drowned in Sound

Musically there’s some evolution here from Dear Reader’s previous work but it remains unapologetically twee enough


Inevitable lyrical cliches arise when you’re talking about injustice and freedom, and they do grate. Fortunately, they’re few enough to avoid hampering enjoyment of what is otherwise an interesting record.

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Track List


  1. Down Under, Mining 
  2. Took Them Away
  3. Good Hope 
  4. 27.04.1994
  5. From Now On
  6. Man of the Book
  7. Back from the Dead
  8. Teller of Truths
  9. Already Are
  10. Cruelty on Beauty On
  11. Victory


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Added on: April 4, 2013