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  • Summary: This is the fifth full-length release for the duo of Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    Still Corners stitches a seamless amalgamation of lyrics, vocals, production and song composition, all of which makes The Last Exit an early contender for one of 2021’s finest, and most enduring releases—one to listen to, absorb and bask in.
  2. Jan 27, 2021
    80
    Sonically drifting between graceful ambience and somber chamber pop, The Last Exit hits several peaks throughout its eleven pieces.
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    Jan 21, 2021
    80
    Album highlight "White Sands" is a soundtrack in miniature, the acoustic and electronic tones combining like a neon-streaked empty road. [Feb 2021, p.37]
  4. Jan 22, 2021
    80
    Even if The Last Exit is sometimes a little too wispy, it's still a fitting soundtrack for getting lost on the open road.
  5. Jan 26, 2021
    80
    While Murray's lyrics are consciously evoking images of old timey Americana – desolate arcades, voodoo rites, thunder in the mountains – your mileage will vary on whether you find it charming or cheesy. Regardless, The Last Exit is a road trip worth taking. Murray’s sultry croon is effortlessly affecting.
  6. Jan 21, 2021
    70
    In places, they can be a little too on-the-nose - ‘Till We Meet Again’, for instance, literally has some Lynchian ‘ethereal whooshing’ whistling away in the background for much of it, at least before a freewheeling guitar solo salvages proceedings - but ‘The Last Exit’ is largely worthy of the cultural touchpoints it so proudly nods to.
  7. 60
    It finds the band cruising along the middle of the road, with occasional interesting detours.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Jan 24, 2021
    8
    Refreshing without losing their essence, which is notorious for a 5th album of any band. Perfect for a quite and relaxing moment, purely StillRefreshing without losing their essence, which is notorious for a 5th album of any band. Perfect for a quite and relaxing moment, purely Still Corners. Expand
  2. Feb 2, 2021
    7
    On first listen I was very enthousiastic about it ! On subsequent listens, my feelings somehow subdued.
    The album is certainly a keeper,
    On first listen I was very enthousiastic about it ! On subsequent listens, my feelings somehow subdued.
    The album is certainly a keeper, keeps great company and there are nice details to watch for. But for some reason it doesn't grow with me. The opening track and namesake of the album "The Last Exit" is the best track in there and will be totally proved to be one of the best tracks of 2021 by the end of the year.
    On the whole: Very good stuff !

    P.S. 1 i would give it a 7.5 score if half-points were an option.
    P.S. 2 great for travelling by car.
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