Bad Debt [Reissue] - Hiss Golden Messenger
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  • Summary: Originally recorded on cassette tape and released in limited quantities before a fire at the PIAS warehouse destroyed all the remaining copies, this reissue includes three new tracks from the North Carolina singer, M.C. Taylor.
  • Record Label: Black Maps
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Folk
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  1. Jan 15, 2014
    90
    It's an extraordinary set. [Feb 2014, p.92]
  2. Jan 15, 2014
    86
    Whether you’re honing in on the brilliant lyricism or simply soaking in the aural wonders of this minimalistic folk album, there’s plenty to fall in love with about Bad Debt.
  3. Jan 17, 2014
    82
    These songs sound full and finished even in their austerity.
  4. 80
    What it lacks in crowd-pleasing polish is gained in atmosphere. Intimate doesn’t begin to cover it.
  5. Jan 17, 2014
    80
    Almost by accident, it seems, you can hear memory, skill and poetry converging in a lonely kitchen with a baby sleeping nearby.
  6. Jan 16, 2014
    80
    When it comes to the spiritual, Bad Debt is a worthy addition to a lineage that preaches the complicated records resonate strongest.
  7. Jan 15, 2014
    60
    It’s lean music for lean times.

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