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  • Summary: The seventh release from the Canadian singer-songwriter is his first on the Arts & Crafts label.
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  1. Hayden has arguably crafted his finest album to date.
  2. Feb 8, 2013
    80
    Stripped down but nonetheless gorgeous for it, the album is an inviting combination of heavy themes and unassuming delivery, and easily some of Hayden's most colorful and intriguing songwriting.
  3. Feb 8, 2013
    80
    He still sounds like Hayden, but he’s stripped down the production to better approximate the sound of a band in a room. That bare-bones intimacy works perfectly with his delicate voice and melancholic songs.
  4. Mar 13, 2013
    78
    Us Alone feels like a life coming into focus and meaning as the songwriter rolls into his forties with patience and appreciation.
  5. Feb 26, 2013
    70
    Call it a cliché, if you must, but Us Alone proves that Hayden isn’t remotely dead, creatively or otherwise. At least, it’s safe to say, not yet.
  6. Jul 19, 2013
    60
    Subtlety and finesse are the watchwords here, two elements that deliver artistic intrigue.
  7. Feb 8, 2013
    57
    Even with fewer hands playing fewer instruments, the songs nevertheless sound leaden, ponderous, drowsy. Still, there are some inspired flourishes.

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