Ashore

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  • Summary: The British folk singer's latest album is a concept album about the relationships we have with the sea.
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  1. Feb 24, 2011
    90
    It's not an album for those with short attention spans but, in a world of lightweights, Tabor's a colossus and this is one of her finest hours.
  2. Mojo
    Apr 4, 2011
    80
    It's the skill of Tabor, the lyric interpreter, that is most telling and, predominately set around atmospheric piano and accordion arrangements, this deeply affecting collection of sea stories demonstrates the core of her art almost to perfection. [Mar 2011, p.108]
  3. Feb 24, 2011
    80
    These are quietly powerful and chilling songs with sensitive, restrained backing from Huw Warren on piano, Andy Cutting on accordion, Mark Emerson on violin and Tim Harries on bass.
  4. Dec 7, 2011
    80
    Ashore is the product of decades of musical maturation and technical refinement, and is an unalloyed triumph.
  5. Feb 24, 2011
    70
    Holding the eclectic mix together is Tabor's characteristic raw yet tender voice, which carries the weight of the world while looking out from a rugged and brutal shore across a bleak, grey but ultimately beautiful ocean.
  6. There is in these performances a slightly mannered theatricalism which you will need to reconcile with any desire you may harbour for either simple affect or no affect at all.
  7. Q Magazine
    Mar 9, 2011
    60
    With measured assistance from pianist Huw Warren and melodeon Maestro Andy Cutting, it seems almost rude to suggest it's probably too one-paced and cheerless to really warm to. [Mar 2011, p.115]

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