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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Americana singer-songwriter was co-produced with Adam Bednarik and recorded live.
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  • Record Label: Vagrant
  • Genre(s): Country, Alt-Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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Time Shows Fools
Wish I could say that I found some way to sleep at night Wish I could lie but my weary eyes tell otherwise And I know when it comes to matters of the... See the rest of the song lyrics

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  1. Sep 9, 2014
    89
    While the familiar ache still haunts Single Mothers, Earle treats it with new wisdom, choosing instead to ramble forward, rather than perseverate and drift waywardly back.
  2. Sep 8, 2014
    80
    There are moments where Single Mothers feels like art therapy as much as music, but this album communicates its pain with intelligence and a gentle touch, and as a singer and lyricist Earle grows with each album; there are more than a few moments of brilliance on this set if you don't mind sharing a rough and lonesome road with Earle for a while.
  3. Q Magazine
    Nov 13, 2014
    80
    It's been a rocky road, but maybe he's finally home. [Dec 2014, p.109]
  4. Magnet
    Sep 18, 2014
    70
    His gravelly croon is still sombre, but now it carries a glimmer of light in the darkness. [No. 113, p.53]
  5. Sep 25, 2014
    70
    What we’re seeing here with Justin Townes Earle is an artist finding his sound, not an artist who’s simply trying to find a way to stay relevant.
  6. Sep 8, 2014
    60
    Single Mothers is at its best when it's at its most deliberately spare.
  7. Mojo
    Nov 7, 2014
    60
    He serves us a telling portion of autobiographical, Nashville-flavoured Americana. [Nov 2014, p.96]

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