Breaks & Bone - R M Hubbert
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  • Summary: The latest release for the Scottish flamenco-influenced guitarist was produced by Paul Savage.
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  1. Oct 16, 2013
    80
    There's lots here to get lost in. [Nov 2013, p.109]
  2. Sep 26, 2013
    80
    Where Hubbert goes musically from here he may not even know himself, but with Breaks & Bone he's managed to pull himself from the quicksand of grief and cement his latest work amongst the top Scottish albums of 2013.
  3. Sep 26, 2013
    80
    Vivid flamenco guitar burnishes a confessional Scots brogue. A beauty. [Oct 2013, p.98]
  4. Sep 26, 2013
    70
    Despite the nature of the record it's never a self-indulgent or forlorn listen, jumping from one emotion to the next, all the while held together by some truly excellent musicianship and wry Scottish lyrics.
  5. Sep 27, 2013
    70
    As a whole, Breaks & Bone is a little samey, but as a showcase of one of Glasgow’s finest musicians, it’s a gem.
  6. Sep 26, 2013
    70
    The Glasgow guitarist's follow-up is more singular, placing Hubbert's spidery flamenco-influenced instrumentals alongside some less compelling vocal outings. [Oct 2013, p.70]
  7. Sep 26, 2013
    60
    Although still predominantly an instrumental album, there is substance enough on Breaks & Bone both musically and lyrically to reward those with the patience to persevere through the dense nature of the guitarist’s work and carefully unfurl its emotional layers to reveal a world of unhurried peacefulness.
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