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  • Summary: The latest release from Liz Harris contains songs unreleased from her recording session for 2008's Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill.
  • Record Label: Kranky
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Post-Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Feb 8, 2013
    90
    There are gestures in her music that are so touching, or so beautiful, they leave me dumbstruck.
  2. Even without the context of her back catalog, these songs are strong in their own right.
  3. 80
    Rather than be pulled into the darkness, Harris boldly searches for meaning in this gorgeously reproduced world.
  4. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    These compositions are haunting because Grouper gives them space to breathe.
  5. Feb 21, 2013
    80
    It is apparent from the start that the album is a valuable piece of work in its own right however and its reclaimed origins should not bring any negative preconceptions.
  6. Feb 5, 2013
    70
    On every LP, Harris creates an impression of something that is emerging but never quite there, and she’s done it again on The Man Who Died in His Boat.
  7. Mar 14, 2013
    70
    It’s enough for the compositions on The Man Who Died in His Boat to exist on their own terms, and it’s fascinating to see how exact a piece of music Dead Deer became in between takes.

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