Haw - Hiss Golden Messenger
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  • Summary: The fourth release for the band led by M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch, features contributions from such artists as The Black Twig Pickers’ Nathan Bowles, Megafaun’s Phil Cook, and William Tyler.
  • Record Label: Paradise of Bachelors
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Folk
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  1. Apr 26, 2013
    90
    This is music with myriad dimensions and complex themes, but it never unravels or feels too heady.
  2. Apr 1, 2013
    90
    The arrangements are bigger, the language more dense, the symbolism darker. [May 2013, p.72]
  3. 90
    This time around, however, the influences are mashed together more thoroughly, creating a uniquely rich stew where country, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, folk and more exotic influences mingle freely.
  4. Apr 1, 2013
    80
    Rarely does dark doubt sound quite so inviting.
  5. Apr 1, 2013
    80
    Taylor's beseeching voice and invigorating take on gospel is sincere and moving. [May 2013, p.96]
  6. Apr 1, 2013
    80
    Haw is, likewise, bristly, indelicate, often beautiful but never precious. It bursts with life.
  7. Apr 29, 2013
    70
    The songs ponder mortality and devotion, love and family, searching for peace of mind and finding it, no doubt temporarily, in the folky benediction of “What Shall Be (Shall Be Enough).”

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