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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the Canadian rock artist with The Outfit was mixed by Kenneth Roy Meehan.
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  1. Sep 18, 2020
    90
    How Ill Thy World Is Ordered is a thoughtfully orchestrated masterpiece that reveals something neat and new the longer you stare at it. Lyrically, musically, and critically, Daniel Romano is a soothsaying sorcerer operating in plain sight.
  2. Sep 18, 2020
    80
    A highly enjoyable album that provides both the buzz of nostalgia and the genius of an artist whose creativity still packs a heavy punch.
  3. Uncut
    Sep 18, 2020
    80
    It's a record that begs for repeat listens. [Oct 2020, p.36]
  4. Sep 25, 2020
    80
    How Ill Thy World Is Ordered would feel like a grift in lesser hands, but there's no chicanery to be found here, only solid, smart songwriting with a little bit of rock & roll peacocking tossed in for good measure.
  5. Sep 22, 2020
    77
    There’s no predicting what genre he’ll take on next or how far his frightening productivity can go, and by delivering albums this spirited and melodically rich, with no signs of watering himself down when he’s already 10 releases deep in one year, Romano earns the trust to follow him anywhere.
  6. Sep 18, 2020
    75
    Even before “Drugged Vinegar” breaks down into a round of rapturous applause, How Ill has already succumbed to and recovered from its own cleverness many times. But the album is never just clever.
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  1. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    Quite likely the best album I've heard this year. So glad to have found Daniel Romano though I'm surprised it wasn't sooner as he's fromQuite likely the best album I've heard this year. So glad to have found Daniel Romano though I'm surprised it wasn't sooner as he's from Ontario like me. I haven't been able to stop listening to this, I crave it when I wake and before I go to sleep. Just about a perfect album, every song is great, with 'Drugged Vinegar' being perhaps my favourite. If you're a music lover, do yourself a favour and check this out. This will be a must-see live show if we ever get back to that. In the meantime, see for yourself with his great 2020 live album 'Ok Wow'. Thanks Daniel, and please keep the new music coming (which if you know him, he will). Expand