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  • Summary: The fourth full-length solo release for the Oklahoma singer-songwriter was self-produced and mixed by Tchad Blake.
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Old Wounds
I wanna fall asleep forever I wanna learn to disappear Can you take away the mess, that's been building in my chest Drowning out the song I used to... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. May 5, 2017
    90
    Big Bad Luv can hold its own next to any of the great Americana-tinged rock ‘n’ roll records of the past, from Scarecrow to Full Moon Fever to Copperhead Road.
  2. 80
    He beefs things and takes a full-band approach on Big Bad Luv, which contains almost as many hooks as it does Moreland’s hard-earned kernels of truth.
  3. Uncut
    May 5, 2017
    80
    Every song on Big Bad Luv seems to stem from emotional trauma, but he's pragmatic enough to get something good out of each one. [Jun 2017, p.36]
  4. Q Magazine
    May 9, 2017
    80
    Big Bad Luv ramps up Moreland's passion for mainstream melody without compromising any of the heartache that sets him apart. [Jul 2017, p.111]
  5. Jun 19, 2017
    80
    On Big Bad Luv, his fourth solo effort, Moreland continues his knack for writing impeccably perfect lyrics (“They got silver spoons for American gods/I wanna be stoned, thrown American rods”) on some of the best heartbreak songs since John Prine.
  6. May 5, 2017
    70
    While it's stylistically no great departure from his earlier output, it feels like the logical next destination on his journey.
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  1. May 23, 2017
    10
    Best lyricist in modern music. He can make emotional songs that pull at every heart string. No Glory in Regret is as good of a song as he hasBest lyricist in modern music. He can make emotional songs that pull at every heart string. No Glory in Regret is as good of a song as he has ever written. Expand