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  • Summary: The eighth full-length release from the Wales-based but Missouri-born singer-songwriter feature influences from soul, funk and hip-hop music.
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  1. Mar 20, 2017
    80
    A captivating, low-key set from a singular talent.
  2. 80
    Nichols’ explanation of its development--starting out in the mould of country legends The Stanley Brothers, but metamorphosing through exposure to Malian desert-blues master Ali Farka Toure--reveals the blend of influences his music subtly weaves together.
  3. Mar 20, 2017
    80
    Though recording since the 90s, Nichols seems to have found his feet by blending his lifelong country, soul, hip-hop and reggae influences then capturing them on tape with the southern soul intimacy of Tony Joe White.
  4. Apr 6, 2017
    80
    The end result is a seamless whole that reflects Nichols' penchant for great melodies, vast melodic imagination, and signature vocal style.
  5. Mojo
    Mar 20, 2017
    80
    Lovely. [Apr 2017, p.96]
  6. Uncut
    Mar 20, 2017
    70
    He's at his best on the more downbeat moments. [Apr 2017, p.35]
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