Wilderness - Archer Prewitt
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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the fourth solo disc for the illustrator and Sea And Cake guitarist.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
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  1. Wilderness is Prewitt’s most accomplished solo effort to date. He has craftily corralled the large scale orchestral sweep of White Sky, but kept the intimacy of the guitar/voice confessionalism of Gerroa Songs.
  2. A fantastic work of art from a modern master of pop music. [#9]
  3. The consistency of Wilderness' eleven songs is almost overwhelming.
  4. 80
    Love and heartbreak hasn't sounded this good since Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend. [#9, p.70]
  5. The lyrics are urgent, but the delivery is complacent, and that makes for an odd (yet strangely rewarding) listening experience.
  6. Jim O'Rourke's solo work comes to mind on tracks like Leaders, but there's more emotional depth here. [Feb 2005, p.102]
  7. Prewitt's songs take their time unfolding, giving the album a meditative quality that's pretty admirable. [#14, p.105]

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Sep 27, 2012
    9
    This is, for the most part, one bloke with a guitar making a lovely noise. Prewitt is generous with his melodies and hooks, providing an abundance of beautiful musical phrases. Timeless sound but does lack edge and variation, so some will not like it on those grounds. Expand

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