Saltwater

Brazos - Saltwater
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2013 Ratings: #811 / 955
User Score
Based on 3 ratings
May 28, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
The Line of Best Fit

As a difficult second album goes, this is a total breeze rather than a mainsail-battering ocean storm.

70
Consequence of Sound

Crane has a fine voice, midrange and emotive, but he uses the same tone, volume, and pacing almost all the way through. As a result, the first half of Saltwater congeals into ambient mush.

70
PopMatters

Saltwater finds Crane and company on a voyage not to a destination, but to create more voyages, and that open-ended sense of discovery – a sense both honest and totally cunning – makes this a rewarding record, for players and listener alike.

63
Pitchfork

Saltwater is a pretty record and the songs are clearly heavy with personal significance, but it was almost better when they were a little rough around the edges.

60
musicOMH

Listening to Saltwater you realise that, while the album contains nothing seriously off-putting, you grow tired of Brazos’ style when listening to it.

60
AllMusic

... Saltwater is very much a showcase for Crane. His ability to write a simple acoustic-based song and turn it immense through layered multi-instrumentation is impressive.

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Track List

  1. Always On
  2. Charm
  3. How the Ranks Was Won
  4. One Note Pillow
  5. Valencia
  6. Deeper Feelings
  7. Irene
  8. Saltwater
  9. Long Shot
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Added on: June 6, 2013