Spring and Fall - Paul Kelly
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  • Summary: The journey from the beginning to the end of a relationship is the concept behind the 19th studio release for the Australian singer-songwriter.
  • Record Label: Gawdaggie
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Roots Rock, Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 19, 2013
    80
    Both revealing and resilient, Spring and Fall could be deservedly called an album for all seasons.
  2. May 20, 2013
    80
    It's compulsive listening. [Jun 2013, p.92]
  3. Apr 19, 2013
    80
    Spring and Fall is a record for heartaches and healing, another understated gem from a singer/songwriter whose catalog is littered with them.
  4. Apr 19, 2013
    80
    Rather than make-up/break-up album, this here is a glacial evolution of sentiment, reflective of his maturity of mind and songwriting.
  5. Apr 19, 2013
    80
    Paul Kelly still captivates with the strength of his storytelling. [May 2013, p.102]
  6. Apr 19, 2013
    70
    Electric guitars squall in the climax of "Gonna Be Good," setting up the cinematic strings of "Someone New." Thereafter, however, the muted acoustic arrangements convey little of the poignancy contained in Kelly's lyrics. [Feb 2013, p.74]
  7. 60
    Kelly is a tenured veteran songsmith who creates melodies, if perhaps not hooky ones here, that grow on you like kudzu, intentionally creating an album that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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