Lines - Julian Lynch
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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the songwriter and ethnomusicology PhD student was inspired by folk music.
  • Record Label: The Orchard Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  1. Mar 25, 2013
    80
    It's a rare occurrence to have something so academic and clearly considered come off as playful and laid-back as these songs do, but the layers of instruments never outshine the glowing optimism and simple joy of Lynch's songwriting.
  2. With Lines, Lynch has managed to trudge on ever closer to the boundary separating the two worlds that he calls home, though at least for now he’s decidedly, satisfyingly settled on the side of the outré.
  3. 80
    Lines is a sculpted spring album, still chilly in certain ways, but hinting at the sun-burned revelries of months to come.
  4. Mar 25, 2013
    70
    Lynch seems comfortable here, scattering out another set of question marks, his unassuming approach etched in just a little harder with every passing release.
  5. Mar 27, 2013
    66
    Julian Lynch’s music lacks the bombast of [Nino Rota’s] works, but is similarly raucous, mysterious and full of whirling joy.
  6. Apr 12, 2013
    60
    A fair and fine experiment in folk that sees a more mature and worldly Lynch gently come to the fore.
  7. Mar 25, 2013
    40
    The root of the album's failings lies in Lynch's failure to take risks.

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