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  • Summary: Toronto-based singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen releases his second album of guitar-centric music.
  • Record Label: Universal Republic
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
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  1. May 2, 2012
    90
    Barchords is an enormously likeable set of songs... ranks as one of the most refreshingly direct and enjoyable albums of the year so far.
  2. May 3, 2012
    80
    These are simple, blissful songs which offer more with every listen.
  3. Feb 7, 2012
    80
    Intimate without being voyeuristic, and approachable without being patronizing, sparse without being cold, Barchords manages to balance all of these elements beautifully, merging plaintive folk and bluesy soul with just enough pop to make the whole thing go down smoothly.
  4. 80
    His British debut is a gem: a warm, sun-dappled record with an appealing snag of heartache.
  5. Mar 15, 2012
    78
    Barchords plays as the rare album that simultaneously lifts and pummels.
  6. Feb 16, 2012
    70
    Jordanian remains pleasantly understated as a frontman, letting his voice and knack for raw melodies take the focus.
  7. Oct 12, 2012
    60
    The winter to Johnson's eternal summer. [Jul 2012, p.95]

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