Sojourner

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sojourner is an aptly titled monolith, one that invites fans of Magnolia Electric Co. with a "thank you for believing," even as it urges them to take in more of the picture than ever before.
  2. Mojo
    80
    Molina devotes will yearn to bask in this full bloom of Magnolia. [Oct 2007, p.91]
  3. Uncut
    80
    Even by his prolific standards, Sojourner is impressive. [Oct 2007, p.99]
  4. The result is an even more fitting celebration of Molina’s accomplishments over the past decade than any best-of could hope to throw.
  5. Molina still sounds rootless and displaced, but Sojourner triangulates a place that's as close to home as he ever seems to get.
  6. I don't have the conscience to recommend Sojourner to the uninitiated, but as a document of what Molina acolytes already suffer, it's essential.
  7. Under The Radar
    70
    There is a lot here to digest, but perhaps the most striking thing about Sojourner is how little of this imposing set could be called inessential. [Summer 2007, p.74]
  8. This is undoubtedly the way the songs should be heard, and the set certainly doesn't feel cheap or rushed.
  9. 60
    In small doses these acoustic dirges and country-rock laments--played at tempos that make Crazy Horse sound like Slayer--pass by indistinctly, but over time, the slow-blooming guitar solos and age-old folkie melodies of tracks like 'Bowery' and 'Trouble in Mind' reveal their sturdy, dignified strengths.

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