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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was self-produced.
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  1. Mojo
    May 21, 2018
    80
    It's still raining in Ray's heart, but this is radiant stuff. [Jul 2018, p.92]
  2. Q Magazine
    May 18, 2018
    80
    Part Of The Light finds him in dream-like mode, and though he'll never rival Guy Garvey for loquacity, he's so comfortable in his own skin that To The Sea details a cheery trip to the seaside and his voice soars where it once growled. [Jul 2018, p.112]
  3. May 18, 2018
    70
    It's a comfortable collision of songs that probably won't gain many new listeners, but should find a home in real fans' collections, despite its lack of risk-taking.
  4. Uncut
    May 24, 2018
    70
    Despite flashes of intense beauty, the going is heavy. [Jul 2018, p.30]
  5. Jun 12, 2018
    70
    It's an aural lava lamp, kicking up slow-bursting explosions of texture and sound.
  6. 60
    For the most part, LaMontagne isn’t reinventing the wheel on his seventh album, but he once again proves his music is as reliably good as ever.
  7. 60
    Thankfully, closer ‘Goodbye Blue Sky’ is a sumptuous country swoon capable of wiping clean the record’s hoarier moments, and we end embedded once more in LaMontagne’s misty mystique.