UncutJan 21, 2021Album highlight "White Sands" is a soundtrack in miniature, the acoustic and electronic tones combining like a neon-streaked empty road. [Feb 2021, p.37]
Jan 26, 2021While 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.
Jan 21, 2021In 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.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Mar 5, 2021This is the album of 2021 for me. What makes a great album is consistency. It’s not only 1 or 2 or 3 songs that are great. Yes there areThis is the album of 2021 for me. What makes a great album is consistency. It’s not only 1 or 2 or 3 songs that are great. Yes there are better songs than others but it’s all subjective which one you think is best. At the end all of it is brilliant. And cohesive so all of the songs are connected but different. There is no monotony. There’s a range of melody and progression that is unique to every song but at the end it all connects. That’s what makes a great album. It tells a story, and you’re along for the ride..… Expand
Jan 24, 2021Refreshing 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
Feb 2, 2021On 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.… Expand
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