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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter was co-produced with Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman).
  • Record Label: Western Vinyl Records
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Americana, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Mar 7, 2014
    80
    The overall tone may be sombre but it's expressed with such a weightless delicacy, shaded with occasional harmonica and piano, that it's hard not to feel transported. [Apr 2014, p.77]
  2. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    Bluebird reveals Landes' healing process in emotionally raw, delicately crafted songs.
  3. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    She builds the title track around a moment of beauty and renewal, and elsewhere she sings of companionship and comfort. Her backing band on the album, including Tony Scherr on bass and Rob Moose on guitars, violin and viola, sounds cozy enough to be playing in a living room.
  4. Feb 24, 2014
    70
    The ten pieces here provide candid glimpses into Landes that can be interpreted in many ways, just like one can hear the chortle of a bluebird in the woods can make one look around to see what is happening.
  5. 70
    It’s disappointing that there’s a few dull moments on Bluebird as they really do stand out against the stronger tracks.
  6. 60
    If there’s anything wrong with Brooklyn-via-Kentucky singer-songwriter Dawn Landes’ seamless fifth album, it’s that it’s just too damn nice.
  7. Feb 24, 2014
    40
    These are lonely outposts in a landscape without distinction, where the most depressing aspect isn’t what happened to Landes and Ritter, but what happened to Landes’ songwriting.
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