New Gods - Withered Hand
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for folk rock singer-songwriter Dan Willson was produced by Tony Doogan.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mar 21, 2014
    80
    Sardonic, wistful, always finely wrought songs. [Apr 2014, p.98]
  2. Mar 24, 2014
    80
    With its singalong choruses and eminent likeability, New Gods is the kind of album that will only add to his reputation as being one of Scotland's finest.
  3. Mar 24, 2014
    80
    It is enlightening, wry and devastating, but most of all, it's life-affirming.
  4. Mar 28, 2014
    76
    It should establish Willson as not just an artist to watch, but to eagerly want more from.
  5. Mar 21, 2014
    75
    Although on the surface this sophomore record is a less vulnerable effort than his acclaimed debut, if the listener scratches even a little below the up-tempo melodies they will discover the same shambolic protagonist, struggling with the strife of everyday life which they fell in love.
  6. Mar 24, 2014
    70
    Its varied tones and moods settle into an exciting, vivid bigger picture and represent a clearer collection of Wilson's intelligent lyrical portraits and shifting stylistic muses.
  7. Mar 21, 2014
    40
    Though the writing is clever and at times funny, the whininess and constant soul-searching shuts the audience out, and anyone deciding to stay is bludgeoned again and again with his relentless wet sentimentality.

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