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  • Summary: The latest full-length release from Minnesota singer-songwriter Charlie Parr was produced and mixed by Tucker Martine.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. Record Collector
    Jun 12, 2024
    80
    A dynamic, bluesy set that energetically declares itself from the outset. [Jun 2024, p.103]
  2. Mojo
    Apr 8, 2024
    80
    Parr's front porch vocals and mesmerising guitar pickings mingle with mouth harp, backing vocals, piano, electric guitar and fiddle on an album full of wonder and love for the unloved. He really should invite friends round more often. [May 2024, p.91]
  3. Classic Rock Magazine
    Apr 26, 2024
    80
    The widescreen sound suits this career solo artist, and standouts like Boombox and Ten Watt whip up a rollicking hoedown ambience. [Jun 2024, p.75]
  4. Uncut
    Apr 8, 2024
    70
    Little Sun is one of his strongest sets in a while, whether he’s lost in the hypnotic reveries of “Bearhead Lake” or finding Michael Hurley-esque playfulness through “Ten Watt”. [Apr 2024, p.39]
  5. Apr 8, 2024
    70
    The eight tracks produced by Tucker Martine (Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket) in Portland, OR include some music that, while it is legitimately based on a formidable tradition, nonetheless doesn’t sound quite so personal or powerful as the best Parr performs elsewhere here (or on the pinnacles of his past like his eponymous album of 2019). .... Fortunately, the moody likes of “Bear Head Lake,” call to mind Charlie Parr at his most scintillating on 2017’s Dog.
  6. Apr 8, 2024
    60
    The title track does a better job of establishing focus; it is easy country blues supporting Parr’s meditations.