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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the folk-rock band led by MC Taylor was produced with Brad Cook.
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  1. 85
    Taylor and co-producer Brad Cook (Bon Iver producer and collaborator, formerly of Megafaun) use the space and details of the performances to emphasise the mood of the songs more effectively than ever before.
  2. Q Magazine
    Sep 12, 2019
    There's something transcendent about the former hardcore kid and the musicians he assembles for Hiss Golden Messenger, this time featuring Aaron Dessner of The National and Jenny Lewis. [Oct 2019, p.106]
  3. Sep 12, 2019
    Jenny Lewis and The National’s Aaron Dessner guest this time out but to be honest, the spotlight is increasingly and deservedly Taylor’s alone to enjoy. Surrender now.
  4. Uncut
    Sep 12, 2019
    All up, an(nother) apparently effortless hitting if the sweet spot. [Oct 2019, p.27]
  5. Sep 23, 2019
    The National’s busy polymath Aaron Dessner is producer, bringing this excellent album, full of fear and succour, into focus.
  6. Sep 25, 2019
    One hopes that M.C. Taylor's dark clouds have parted, but on Terms of Surrender he's taken his troubles and made something beautiful and inspiring out of them. If you want to use music as therapy, this is the way to do it.
  7. Mojo
    Sep 12, 2019
    Terms Of Surrender presents a man sinking on the edges but bullishly so, not countenancing change. The effect is disquieting, uncomfortable, especially with Aaron Dessner's sumptuous production giving these songs a contrastingly romantic sheen. [Oct 2019, p.83]

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