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  • Summary: The eighth full-length studio release for North Carolina-based indie folk band led by M.C. Taylor was produced with Brad Cook and features contributions from Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Mac McCaughan, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Tamisha Waden, and John Paul White.
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Domino (Time Will Tell)
Yes, old SGs and cigarette smoke Wouldn't trade it for nothing In this whole wide world Yes, I got nothing in the world Yes, old Lady Luck on the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Uncut
    Sep 19, 2017
    90
    Hallelujah Anyhow may have been recorded swiftly, but the abandonment is still exquisitely detailed, as every listen to "Domino" reveal further nuance beneath the swagger. [Oct 2017, p.22]
  2. Sep 28, 2017
    86
    On Hallelujah Anyhow, he sounds more comfortable than ever before, and that’s saying something. Taylor’s songs are warm and well-worn. His band moves as a single organism. ... Musically, Hallelujah Anyhow is a beautiful patchwork of styles.
  3. 85
    The result is an album that's uplifting without stumbling into the saccharine-dosed forced jolliness that particular word might bring to mind.
  4. Sep 21, 2017
    80
    Hallelujah Anyhow is another outstanding exercise in record making from Hiss Golden Messenger, and it's recommended to loyal fans and curious neophytes alike.
  5. Sep 25, 2017
    80
    Every song possesses passion and gravitas, making Hallelujah Anyhow a spiritual descendant of Van Morrison’s Veedon Fleece.
  6. Sep 21, 2017
    79
    The allusions thrum just beneath the surface of these vivid songs, as if to suggest that specific moments of music can get us through hard times or even just move us a little further down the road.
  7. 60
    His words and sentiments are left deliberately smudged and indefinite in places; sardonic Dylan phrasing sticks to some words, double-tracked Lennon wails on others.

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