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Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

  • Summary: The debut solo release for the former member of The Walkmen was inspired by religious/mythological ideas and his childhood living in ashrams.
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Philadelphia Raga
Honey oh watch it all dissolve Oh honey there's never a reason Oh honey He's an angry God Smoking pot with Mickey Walker Strutting round just like a... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jul 2, 2014
    Stylish yet raw and angry yet enchanted, Bauer creates a smouldering album with a kooky heart. [Aug 2014, p.86]
  2. Jul 9, 2014
    Mantras build and collapse on themselves, choruses rise and fall, and enveloping you with a rich seam of guitar pop.
  3. Mojo
    Jul 24, 2014
    It's an intriguing new incarnation for Bauer: Om and pop. [Jul 2014, p.88]
  4. Jun 25, 2014
    Liberation! gives Bauer a voice, and the mystery of where he goes next is just as exciting for us as it is for him.
  5. Jun 25, 2014
    Liberation! may not achieve its loftiest goals, but Bauer does manage to launch his solo career with talent and class.
  6. 70
    Bauer has been sitting on these feelings for over a decade, but he chose a great way to share them.
  7. Jun 16, 2014
    It's a pleasing record, but much like its supposed subject matter, still a bit of a mystery.

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