The Nocturne Diaries - Eliza Gilkyson
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  • Summary: The latest release for the Austin-based singer-songwriter was produced by her son, Cisco Ryder.
  • Record Label: Red House Records
  • Genre(s): Folk, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 30, 2014
    80
    Overall there’s a principled (but never overbearing) humanism guiding her worldview. And her songs definitely rock, if never in a way that overpowers her words.
  2. Apr 1, 2014
    80
    Essential and sublime. [Mar 2014, p.76]
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    80
    [The Nocturne Diaries] is beautiful. [May 2014, p.91]
  4. 70
    Gilkyson uses her nocturnal musings to create a shimmering album that sounds just as impressive in the daylight as in the darkness that inspired it.
  5. Apr 1, 2014
    70
    Much of the album’s charms, and there are many, can be found in Gilkyson’s delivery.
  6. Apr 1, 2014
    70
    Like any good folk record, The Nocturne Diaries explores timely social and political issues, with songs about troubled youth and abuse survivors, but these pieces lack the raw immediacy that makes politically-tinged folk music work.
  7. 60
    Produced by her son Cisco Ryder, it’s a family album of elegant songs, well-framed in folk-rock settings.

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