Magic - Sean Rowe
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  • Summary: The third album for the New York-based artist is his first on the Anti label and was recorded in the same building in upstate New York where his grandfather used to run a restaurant.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 12, 2011
    80
    With its confident, mature and meditative approach, his debut album belies his newbie status.
  2. Apr 12, 2011
    64
    The Troy, New York-based Rowe's songs have an edge to them, albeit in an all-too-similar vein.
  3. Apr 12, 2011
    60
    It's a voice that dictates the tone and timber of every other element: the clipped, bass-driven, soulful blues dances delicately around those molasses tones and,at times, you can almost feel his breath in your ear. [Apr 2011, p.98]
  4. Jun 9, 2011
    60
    Some of Rowe's work here calls to mind Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen, though his gifts suggest that those names will remain references rather than long shadow to escape. [Feb 2011, p.73]
  5. Nov 1, 2011
    40
    This isn't a terrible album, but it is annoying, and would be much more potent if his influences weren't so apparent.