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  • Summary: The 10th full-length release for singer-songwriter Cass McCombs features contributions from such artists as Charlie Burnham, the Chapin Sisters, Danielle Haim, Shahzad Ismaily, Wynonna Judd, Kassa Overall, Ariel Rechtshaid, and Buddy Ross.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Aug 15, 2022
    90
    Pinning this endlessly complex songwriter’s work down to a single tagline or meaning is unwise. His songs are not always easy, they’re not always straightforward, but 10 albums in, they’re mounting up to create one of the most impressive bodies of work of the century so far. [Sep 2022, p.16]
  2. Aug 22, 2022
    81
    This flow between music and message animates the record and complicates its plainspoken lyrics.
  3. Mojo
    Aug 15, 2022
    80
    Heartmind is unlikely to break him out of the smoked-glass shell of cultdom. ... Yet this album does display notable lushness. ... It proves McCombs doesn't need any dream machine to induce new visions: 10 albums in, he's more than capable of looking at the world differently all by himself. [Sep 2022, p.84]
  4. Aug 15, 2022
    80
    It is a warm and free record, benefitting from the improvised jam sessions that took place on both US coasts in Brooklyn and Burbank. You can feel the sense of openness at either end of Heartmind’s musical spectrum.
  5. Aug 18, 2022
    80
    At only eight tracks, Heartmind is a perfect length to listen to multiple times. If a song doesn’t grab you the first time around, upon repeat listens the nuances that are layered throughout tend to pop out and give the listener a new appreciation for it.
  6. Aug 30, 2022
    80
    As ever, he refuses to offer any easy answers, leaving the listener beguiled.
  7. Aug 18, 2022
    76
    As the music fades in and out on the eight-minute closing title track, one can only imagine that boat in the water, the burning hot summer sun melting you down, and those slow but powerful waves washing you away. This is what it feels like to listen to Cass McCombs, especially nowadays.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Sep 5, 2022
    10
    Melodic and adventurous music, and very good lyric wise! I think the editor should remove the fake reviews below, otherwise the average gradeMelodic and adventurous music, and very good lyric wise! I think the editor should remove the fake reviews below, otherwise the average grade is nonsensical. Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2022
    9
    Cass's best album since Catacombs — albeit an entirely different trip. These tracks are more complex and modern than anything he's recordedCass's best album since Catacombs — albeit an entirely different trip. These tracks are more complex and modern than anything he's recorded this decade. A beautiful album about music itself. Expand
  3. Aug 22, 2022
    9
    very good music from cass once again ! one great track after another. cass is consistent and good.
  4. Aug 22, 2022
    8
    I don't understand why this album is getting review bombed. It's really lovely. Be skeptical of red reviews.
  5. Aug 19, 2022
    6
    Cass McComb doesn't really evolve here more than he does refine. Delivering what he's done the best way he could. It's a intimate folk recordCass McComb doesn't really evolve here more than he does refine. Delivering what he's done the best way he could. It's a intimate folk record that would fit well in rainy cold days ,alone with your thoughts Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2022
    0
    Trash album with trash songs and trash collabs by a trash artist, everything is trashy
  7. Aug 21, 2022
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Wtff q es esto y por que tiene buena calificación Wtff q es esto y por que tiene buena calificación Wtff q es esto y por que tiene buena calificación Expand