• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2021
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. Jan 14, 2021
    80
    Overall, it's nice to spend a little time sharing Kurt Vile's ongoing journey.
  2. Jan 14, 2021
    75
    These songs not only sound great—mostly acoustic in their arrangements, crisp and warm in their production, and lively in their performances—but that sense of camaraderie draws out something essential in Vile’s singing and playing. at’s okay. It’s sweetly minor, much like the other songs on here. That might not be enough to sustain a full album, but it’s lovely for an EP.
  3. Jan 14, 2021
    70
    It's tender and sad without any of the distance that he sometimes puts between himself and his listener, instead offering just a few uncluttered country-leaning songs that are simple, direct, and a little bit lonely.
  4. Jan 14, 2021
    70
    The closing “Pearls” rocks a bit harder as it progresses, and feels like a nod to Prine’s own hallmark show-stopper when he and his band would give The Carter Family’s “Bear Creek Blues” all the bluegrass finesse they had. But the EP’s finest moments are also its briefest.

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