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  • Summary: The latest full-length release from Nashville-based artist Marcus King was recorded in California by producer Rick Rubin.
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  1. Apr 8, 2024
    The album is full of moments like this, where the lyrical conventions of a hand-me-down genre are enlivened with genuinely personal urgency.
  2. Classic Rock Magazine
    Apr 26, 2024
    At times, like on Hero, King's healing process leads him into R&B slushies that make you miss the crunch of old cuts like Hard Working Man. But this record is real, raw and often beautiful. [Jun 2024, p.75]
  3. Mojo
    Apr 8, 2024
    Three albums in, and King is still full of surprises. [May 2024, p.82]
  4. Apr 8, 2024
    His major shift in styles may not be for all of King’s fans, but it is hard to find much fault in his new, raw, soul-drenched efforts, as King clearly has struck a rich vein when it comes to his songwriting and recording style on Mood Swings.
  5. Apr 8, 2024
    If the individual songs don't quite differentiate themselves, that's not precisely a detriment, as King is on an explicit interior journey, ensuring that his music mimics his moods. He doesn't avoid darkness, but he chooses not to wallow, finding instead a measure of peace in the emotional expression itself.