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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter who previously led the indie rock band, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, releases his debut solo album, produced by Doug Boehm.
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  1. He sets his sacrilegious writ to muscular melodies that get more fetching as they speed up.
  2. Jul 22, 2013
    80
    Year of No Returning may not be the definitive post-Harpoons Furman record – he’s got another one coming this fall--but it is an album to build on.
  3. 70
    The Year of No Returning is another batch of the finest written tunes you could ask for, though it just doesn’t have the same unified world as the masterful Mysterious Power.
  4. Jul 22, 2013
    70
    With such a resounding sadness, it's doubtful that this will be the album to pull in new listeners, but it's certainly his most mature record, and packs a hell of an emotional punch.
  5. Jul 22, 2013
    64
    While it’s certainly enjoyable in moments, it doesn’t command that you subscribe to anything in particular, and in that sense the shadow of some of his earlier works’ obvious antecedents is lost for the worse.
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