Maraqopa - Damien Jurado
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  • Summary: Richard Swift, who worked on Damien Jurado's 2010 release, St. Bartlett, returns to produce on this live recorded album.
  • Record Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    91
    Fittingly, Maraqopa finally puts Jurado in a position to shine.
  2. Feb 15, 2012
    80
    Here the pair [Richard Swift and Damien Jurado] resume roles for an equally enchanting follow-up. [Feb 2012, p.96]
  3. Feb 16, 2012
    80
    Jurado and Swift are onto something in the conjunction of rough-hewn folk and atmospheric electronics, and if anything, they have gotten better at integrating the two elements into a whole.
  4. Feb 29, 2012
    80
    Maraqopa is melodious, sprawling in all the right ways, even a little ramshackle.
  5. Mar 23, 2012
    80
    One of the most compelling [albums of his 15-year career]. [Apr 2012, p.95]
  6. Feb 21, 2012
    76
    This album is more of a mood piece, its melodic rewards teased out over time and drenched in the type of steady rain that his home state is known for.
  7. Feb 21, 2012
    60
    Jurado still seems fully intent on liberating his music while evading expectation.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    8
    The eleventh studio album of Damien Jurado - "Maraqopa" although classified as the folk trend - mainly by the compositions such as "Everyone A Star" or "So On, Nevada", also reveals a more feisty, rock face - which, combined with general, simple outline of the songs gives a cool effect. It is worth mentioning about blues-jazz "Nothing Is The News", childish - "Life Away From The Garden" or the composition like from the '60 and '70 years -"This Time Next Year". Expand