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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter was recorded in Brooklyn and is her first on the Merge label.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
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  1. Feb 3, 2020
    90
    Its nine songs, all evocative and transporting, strive toward a new vocabulary for connection, confidence, and queer love.
  2. Jan 30, 2020
    80
    Silver Tongue may prove to be a bridge, between a time of turbulence and a period of renewed creative independence. However, even in that, this record is proof that she can remain uncompromisingly herself.
  3. Jan 29, 2020
    80
    More TORRES is a good thing, especially after a worrisome interlude when it seemed the artist might be done. And Silver Tongue is compelling evidence that she is not.
  4. Feb 3, 2020
    80
    Like Torres' previous album, Silver Tongue takes some time to unfold, but it's well worth it; by fluently expressing the resilience it takes to bounce back from hard times, she comes into her own.
  5. Jan 28, 2020
    75
    Torres takes over production and plays most of the instruments on her fourth studio album, “Silver Tongue” (Merge). It was a good call, her strengths as a songwriter, singer and musician fully realized.
  6. Rolling Stone
    Feb 3, 2020
    70
    A rewarding collection of expertly crafted, darkly emotive electro-folk rockers. [Feb 2020, p.85]
  7. Mojo
    Jan 28, 2020
    60
    Doesn't quite hit home. ... Letting loose more might have benefited the flow. [Mar 2020, p.95]

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  1. Feb 6, 2020
    9
    An early triumph of 2020. Silver Tongue is a braid of complex layers that rewards repeated listens.
  2. Jan 31, 2020
    8
    Torres delivers a personal and tender new album with her unique way to define love. Silver Tongue it might feel esoteric, and it is definitelyTorres delivers a personal and tender new album with her unique way to define love. Silver Tongue it might feel esoteric, and it is definitely not an album of a single listening, but it worth give it a try. Expand