This Is Another Life

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Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2013 Ratings: #575 / 955
User Score
Based on 3 ratings
June 11, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sacred Bones / Label
Folk / Genres
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Consequence of Sound

Beyond all the heartbreak, Lortz has penned a beautiful record of someone taking those first few difficult steps.

Tiny Mix Tapes

While it’s certainly not the most original record you’ll hear this year (being largely poor as it is in novelties of sound and structure), it’s one that should offer temporary solace, at least, to anyone who’s ever been inundated by life’s crap. 

Beats Per Minute

Working one’s way out of a depression of any sorts is always an uphill struggle, and the content on This Is Another Life shows that.


The execution of This Is Another Life may be its best feature, but “Villain” shows Lortz is at his best when he assesses the damage, rather than splitting it sideways.


His plummy, low voice, the most direct and unavoidable connection to the National, draws your attention to the shape of his words and lines and makes some very unattractive sentiments ring with dark beauty

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Track List

  1. In a Suit Made of Ash
  2. Passage / Me in the Dark
  3. Everything
  4. Villain
  5. Driving East, and Through Her
  6. House of Silk, House of Stone
  7. You Say to Me, You Never Have to Ask
  8. From Richard Brautigan
  9. A Beast I Have Yet to Find
  10. This is Another Life
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Added on: June 11, 2013