Shattered

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  • Summary: The first release since 2009's Love and Curses for the garage rock band led by Greg Cartwright is also its first on the Merge label.
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  1. Jul 15, 2014
    90
    A boldly traditional, and fantastically well-rounded album of rock ‘n’ roll.
  2. Jul 15, 2014
    83
    This is confident, uplifting music from a true-believing family man and sometimes electrician with no apparent desire to play stadiums or steep himself in mystique.
  3. Jul 10, 2014
    80
    Shattered is a grown-up, repeat-listen rock record of rare quality, and a great addition to an already astoundingly good back catalogue.
  4. Mojo
    Jul 8, 2014
    80
    Their sixth also has a twinkly eye, and Cartwright's songwriting is never less than a joy. [Aug 2014, p.96]
  5. Jul 14, 2014
    80
    A decade on he treads a familiar path of homespun blues and rock'n'roll, happily unencumbered by musical fashion and with deeply satisfying results.
  6. Q Magazine
    Aug 28, 2014
    80
    His world of heartbreak, damage and survival attains an out-of-time quality that admirers of superior barroom soundtracks will warm to. [Sep 2014, p.113]
  7. 67
    Although his knack for delivering the “incredible hook” remains Cartwright’s strongest suit, there’s a weighty sense that all of this would mean nothing if not for his insatiable spirit.

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  1. Sep 3, 2015
    10
    Just great. One of the best discoveries that i have made in the last years. Seriously, this album is just like perfect. Soul, rock, its allJust great. One of the best discoveries that i have made in the last years. Seriously, this album is just like perfect. Soul, rock, its all just there. Just listen and you will fall in love with it Expand
  2. Jul 17, 2014
    10
    This new version of Greg Cartwright's Reigning Sound is undoubtedly the best lineup he has assembled to date, and this record should proveThis new version of Greg Cartwright's Reigning Sound is undoubtedly the best lineup he has assembled to date, and this record should prove that he really doesn't have many peers when it comes to songwriters today. Hopefully with the exposure that a label like Merge can get him, he will finally get the recognition he has deserved for so long. Expand
  3. Jul 16, 2014
    9
    This is a terrific album that crosses somewhere between the Squeeze, Bruce Springstein (My My) and the Black Keys (In My Dreams). Full ofThis is a terrific album that crosses somewhere between the Squeeze, Bruce Springstein (My My) and the Black Keys (In My Dreams). Full of melody, there are lots of catchy songs on this album. Hopefully it won't go overlooked, definitely one of the better albums so far in 2014. Expand