Wine Dark Sea

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  • Summary: The sixth solo release for the singer-songwriter was self-produced and includes contributions from Doug Wieselman and Indigo Street.
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  • Record Label: Anti
  • Genre(s): Folk, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Roots Rock, Indie Folk
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Like a [...] come rolling up the plains Like the pull of the tide With the full moon again, like the low and distant rumble Getting closer to the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
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  1. Uncut
    May 19, 2014
    90
    A complete rethink has resulted in the most uninhibited and visceral album of her career. [Jun 2014, p.78]
  2. Magnet
    May 19, 2014
    90
    This album is magnificent. [No. 109, p.54]
  3. May 19, 2014
    90
    Holland not only delivers her most intuitively crafted and realized collection to date, but she expands the boundaries and possibilities for American roots music in the process.
  4. May 20, 2014
    80
    This is Holland in full bloom: singular and wild-eyed.
  5. May 21, 2014
    80
    With Wine Dark Sea Holland has put her own enduring stamp on American music.
  6. 70
    It’s Holland at her most beautiful; that’s something worth savoring.
  7. Mojo
    May 19, 2014
    60
    At times you'd think she's finally stepped around her natural sophistication and freed her true nature. But then her rooted unwillingness to share, via comprehensible diction, the lyrics she's carefully crafted does step between the different intimacies of sound and sense. [Jun 2014, p.88]

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