Forever Endeavour - Ron Sexsmith
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  • Summary: The 13th release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by Mitchell Froom.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
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  1. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    Highlights include the folky "Sneak Out the Back Door," the jaunty, joyous-sounding, and lovely "Blind Eye" (which sounds just a little bit like vintage Donovan without the hippy-dippy lyrics), and the oddly hopeful (for Sexsmith, anyway) "Life After a Broken Heart," although the whole album feels like a uniform meditation on aging, mortality, and the affirming wish to go forward in spite of what's been.
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    What remains a constant is the warm murmur of the voice delivering tales from the heart with a literary confidence few in his field can match.
  3. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    Forever Endeavour is indeed a humble record, but as with its touchstones, the album's power lies in its simplicity.
  4. Feb 8, 2013
    80
    The baroque embellishments of Nowhere To Go and Blind Eye are a perfect dressing for the emotions that created them. [Mar 2013, p.104]
  5. Feb 12, 2013
    80
    It’s an album whose ingenuous, often nakedly honest songwriting offers an emotional fist gloved in arrangements of seductive velvet.
  6. 70
    Overall, though, the album is crisp and straightforward, making Forever Endeavor a big step toward Sexsmith gaining household-name status.
  7. Feb 6, 2013
    60
    Even for Ron it makes for downbeat listening, but when it really comes together, such as Lost In Thought, his rock-bottom emotions truly reach for the stars. [Mar 2013, p.87]

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