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  • Summary: The latest solo release for the former member of The Boo Radley was mixed by Greg Haver and Clint Murphy.
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  1. Oct 25, 2017
    A cohesive, immersive listen that heartily repays repeated listens.
  2. Uncut
    Oct 25, 2017
    A succinct, deceptively simple half-hour outing. [Dec 2017, p.25]
  3. Dec 7, 2017
    Ditching everything he’d been working on, Carr launched himself into New Shapes Of Life, his finest work since The Boo Radleys.
  4. Nov 16, 2017
    The eight songs on New Shapes of Life clock in at a tidy half hour, and sometimes you wish he’d give himself the space to stretch things out further.
  5. Mojo
    Oct 25, 2017
    One senses New Shapes Of Life will probably mean less to the world at large than it clearly does to its author, but it has moments of intense beauty. [Dec 2017, p.86]
  6. Q Magazine
    Oct 25, 2017
    Admirers of The Boo Radleys, the group Carr side-stepped stardom with in the '90s in favour of eclectic cult-dom, will appreciate the sophisticated dance-pop, rock, soul and Brian Wilson-like orchestral curlicues in evidence. [Dec 2017, p.102]
  7. Nov 2, 2017
    As it stands, New Shapes of Life is a solid record that connects quite often on an emotional level, but is far too easy to tune out and shift to the background, something that can almost never be said about any of Carr's previous work.
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