Black City - Matthew Dear
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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

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  1. It's the sort of album which reaches back and forward in equal measure, applying what's known about past songwriting to invigorate the present day.
  2. In the end, Dear has successfully turned a tense, eerie mood into songs. They just aren't songs most people will feel like hearing.
  3. Black City overall is lean and upbeat, and Dear's gift for making an arrangement jump within snug confines continues to evolve.