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  • Summary: The third solo disc from the Canadian singer-songwriter and member of Royal City features members of Hidden Cameras, Royal City and The Constantines.
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  1. It's a lush, gorgeous record, but it's also small and still, full of unassuming first-person monologues.
  2. Jim Guthrie has created a masterful soundtrack of peace and tranquility, similar to the crowning achievement of another earthly troubadour, named Sufjan Stevens.
  3. An album that has all of the elements necessary to be a pop classic.
  4. Now, More Than Ever is both hushed and sprawling, serene and agitated, jumpy and constant.
  5. A pleasantly lush album that may be his finest work yet.
  6. Immersed in beautiful, stirring string arrangements, heartfelt melodies and an all-around warm and welcoming down-home folk feel, the new album is sincerely soothing.
  7. Acoustic without being folksy, poppy without being pandering, and quirky without being annoying. [Oct 2004, p.144]

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  1. Oct 24, 2013
    10
    A dessert-island, all-time classic. Simple and hauntingly arranged folk songs that hit like a bag of diamonds. Lyrics like a puzzle, that'llA dessert-island, all-time classic. Simple and hauntingly arranged folk songs that hit like a bag of diamonds. Lyrics like a puzzle, that'll stick in your mind. A true Grower, ten years later, now more than ever. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 29, 2004
    10
    this album is incredible
  3. MarkS
    Feb 10, 2007
    10
    For two years I only had the first three tracks of this album. I listened to them again and again and again... now that I have the whole For two years I only had the first three tracks of this album. I listened to them again and again and again... now that I have the whole thing, aaaah. Jim Guthrie is one talented man. Expand
  4. plasticaisle
    Jul 28, 2004
    9
    This is one of the best records of the year. GREAT production and excellent songs that stick in your head in a good way. Overall there is an This is one of the best records of the year. GREAT production and excellent songs that stick in your head in a good way. Overall there is an understated charm to these songs that grows in addictiveness over repeated listens...not an easy feat by any means. Expand
  5. joshm
    Dec 5, 2006
    9
    this is an awesome album, its so relaxing, it almost made me cry, i think