Soul Journey - Gillian Welch
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  • Summary: The talented singer-songwriter reunites with producer David Rawlings for her fourth album.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
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  1. 100
    All in all, it's pretty much perfect. [Jul 2003, p.100]
  2. Soul Journey might sound downbeat and lonesome, wistful and dusty, but this is gospel music compared to what went before.
  3. Her smoky Appalachian porch moan has never sounded deeper, realer or sexier. [6 June 2003, p.79]
  4. Finds Welch showing more warmth, ease, and openness as both singer and songwriter.
  5. Soul Journey finds her and collaborator David Rawlings making subtly searing front-porch folk-country, often sparing the embellishments for songs that are by turns raw, spare, direct, and achingly pretty.
  6. Soft, warm, but still interestingly distant.
  7. There is a shortage of pathos, and relatively little ventured musically and lyrically from a songwriting team responsible for some of the most tortured, searching music of recent years.

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