The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works for 6 & 12 String Guitar Image
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  • Summary: The latest release for the guitarist was recorded in New Jersey with Laura Baird.
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  • Record Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Genre(s): R&B, Folk, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Neo-Traditional Folk, New Acoustic, Contemporary Instrumental, Finger-Picked Guitar
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Mojo
    Aug 30, 2018
    80
    Glenn Jones's repeated trips to the well of John Fahey's American Primitive legacy seem to yield even more refreshing results. [Sep 2018, p.90]
  2. Aug 30, 2018
    80
    Carefully considered and uniquely transportive, The Giant Who Ate Himself is yet another sterling example of Jones' guitar mastery.
  3. Uncut
    Aug 30, 2018
    80
    The result is a record that's technically adept, but full of heart, too. [Oct 2018, p.29]
  4. Aug 30, 2018
    80
    Coding emotional experience into sound is what this stuff is all about, and Jones nails it again and again.
  5. Sep 13, 2018
    80
    It's impossible to not like this album, but it is possible to parse the reeds and dig deeper to find something even better than before.
  6. The Wire
    Sep 21, 2018
    80
    Beauty, tradition, experiment: American primitive guitar is in safe hands. [Oct 2018, p.55]