Reason to Believe: The Songs of Tim Hardin Image
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  • Summary: Gavin Clark, Diagrams, Alela Diane, Mark Lanegan, Magnetic North, Okkervil River, Hannah Peel, Pinkunoizu, Smoke Fairies, The Phoenix Foundation, The Sand Band, and Sarabeth Tucek contributed to the tribute album to folk singer-songwriter Tim Hardin.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 12, 2013
    80
    Not absolutely everything works, but so much of it does that Reason to Believe performs a neat trick: it makes the listener want to discover exactly where these songs came from and why Hardin wasn’t more appreciated in his lifetime.
  2. 80
    Even though most are not familiar with Pinkunoizu or many others that populate this thoughtful and often downbeat set, they recreate Hardin’s timeless melodies with deep respect, passion and an artistic vision all too rare for these types of tribute discs.
  3. 80
    Reason to Believe serves as an ideal introduction to its subject’s works for newcomers, whilst sending converts back to revisit the timeless originals.
  4. Feb 12, 2013
    80
    This baker's dozen mostly adheres to the Hardin principal: shorn arrangements, nuanced vocals, emotions on a short leash. [Feb 2013, p.96]
  5. Apr 11, 2013
    70
    This set finds various alternative rock artists paying tribute to Hardin's muse by covering his best-known compositions.
  6. Feb 12, 2013
    60
    Reasons To Believe is a worthy, if overtly reverent, addition to the steady stream of Hardin covers.... But some of these covers are overtly reverent because they fail to acknowledge this schism in the dark soul of the man.
  7. Jun 4, 2013
    60
    At one end of the spectrum that means Snorri Helgason is sparsely faithful to the gentle Misty Roses, while The Phoenix Foundation imbue Don’t Make Promises with post-psych otherworldliness.

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  1. Feb 27, 2013
    9
    This album is pretty solid! I had a good time driving with it to and from work this morning and it was something nice and... normal to listenThis album is pretty solid! I had a good time driving with it to and from work this morning and it was something nice and... normal to listen to. I've been listening to a lot of weird music lately and this is just good alternative rock. Pretty great stuff. Collapse