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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for Tom Krell features production from the Bleachers' Jack Antonoff, CFCF, Kara-Lis Coverdale and Dre Skull.
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Salt Song
I want to learn to care for my soul like I wish you'd cared for my soul To feel my heart is my home, something to call my own I want to fill my house... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
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  1. Oct 7, 2016
    80
    It’s fine for the moment and could even earn Krell the spotlight he craves, but when that fad ends, only the smart will survive and graduate to longer term success. Expect to see his mortarboard first and highest up in the air.
  2. Q Magazine
    Sep 23, 2016
    80
    It's Krell's gift, for immersive electronica, like the quivering Burning Up, which keeps him in a class all his own. [Nov 2016, p.108]
  3. Sep 21, 2016
    80
    His ability to make sonically adventurous, emotionally rich pop has made him a perpetually welcome presence in a crowded field and made Care another triumph.
  4. Sep 27, 2016
    80
    There is something for everybody here. That he seems to pull off every style he tries his hand at with such assurance is a testament to his talent. Here, finally, we have an artist who seems to make it his life’s mission to move with--and reflect--the times.
  5. 75
    There are few sonic commonalities between the texture-oriented Love Remains--an album a lot of people loved--and Care. Objectively, though, this is a thoughtful, sincere pop R&B record that at times reaches Krell’s intended gorgeous heights.
  6. Sep 21, 2016
    65
    The casual listener is sure to find comfort in the background nature of the music at play here, and a voice this talented couldn't help but deliver an above average pop record even on autopilot. That being said, there is a wish that he'd understand the very best pop statements don't shy away from a clear personality.
  7. Sep 22, 2016
    40
    Even with a liberal sprinkling of just-so production tics--and some nauseatingly navel-gazing lyrics (“I want to learn to care for my soul”, Krell wails on Salt Song)--Care is a rather mundane package.

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