Goodnight Unknown

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  • Summary: The Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh band member returns to release his latest solo album produced by Andrew Murdock.
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  1. Alternative Press
    As it stands, Barlow has only evolved in his mastery of subtle acoustic guitar interplay and flirtations with pop. [Nov 2009, p.109]
  2. Emotional ambiguity never sounded so good. Business as usual then.
  3. Goodnight Unknown is another understated treasure from the prince of the perpetually bruised heart.
  4. Longtime fans will be enchanted by such quips and the naked introspection offered by Goodnight Unknown, and while not at all challenging, casual listeners will enjoy it simply for its strong collection of pop songs.
  5. Barlow fans should be happy with the way Goodnight Unknown sounds, but they should also recognize that its songs aren’t as memorable as Barlow’s best.
  6. The songs on Goodnight Unknown are well crafted and it’s clear that Barlow still has quite a bit of passion for making music, but the spark of genuine creativity is not there.
  7. Uncut
    But though folky numbers like "I'm Thinking" are obviously heartfelt, there's sadly little on Goodnight Unknown that matches the glory of Barlow's best work. [Nov 2009, p.81]

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