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  • Summary: Jason Molina releases four albums from four recordings sessions in a box set that includes a DVD, postcards, and a medallion.
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  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. Uncut
    Even by his prolific standards, Sojourner is impressive. [Oct 2007, p.99]
  3. Mojo
    Molina devotes will yearn to bask in this full bloom of Magnolia. [Oct 2007, p.91]
  4. Molina still sounds rootless and displaced, but Sojourner triangulates a place that's as close to home as he ever seems to get.
  5. 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.
  6. Under The Radar
    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]
  7. 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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