- Summary: The seventh full-length solo release for singer-songwriter Kevin Morby was produced by Sam Cohen and was inspired in part by old family photographs he looked at after his father had a heath scare.
- Record Label: Dead Oceans
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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May 11, 2022With This Is A Photograph, he offers the wisest and most assured rendering of the Middle American vision he’s been honing of late, one where Dylan-esque anti-singing narrates impassioned, earnest and earthen tales of family, place, love and heroes, and a crack band shakes the rafters. [Jun 2022, p.32]
MojoMay 11, 2022A record that feels warmer, wiser and less forced than any of his albums so far. [Jun 2022, p.88]
Positive: 7 out of 7
Mixed: 0 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
Dec 23, 2022We feel through this album a poetic sincerity, the titles have a sound of ''déjà vu'' whereas no, simply and just excellent. Favorite track:We feel through this album a poetic sincerity, the titles have a sound of ''déjà vu'' whereas no, simply and just excellent. Favorite track: goodbye to the good times… Expand
May 14, 2022There are no skips on this album. It’s a thing of beauty. Kevin takes you on a journey from the first track to the last. You can tell he isThere are no skips on this album. It’s a thing of beauty. Kevin takes you on a journey from the first track to the last. You can tell he is deeply dialed in to deliver a masterpiece.… Expand
Jun 28, 2022Kevin Morby was at his childhood home in Kansas City not too long ago, where one evening after dinner, he witnessed his father collapse inKevin Morby was at his childhood home in Kansas City not too long ago, where one evening after dinner, he witnessed his father collapse in front of him. They took his father to the hospital and he would eventually recover, but it forever profoundly changed the musician.
Reeling from shock, fear, and anxiety about what happened to his dad and how it shadowed his own life, Morby started pouring over a collection of old photographs of his family when a photo of his father struck him deeply and as a result This is a Photograph was born.
Photograph is not only sonically rich, but a lyrically profound and deeply self contemplative album. With an arsenal of twisted emotions, Morby moved to Memphis to set up a studio at the Peabody Hotel, where he absorbed the musicians he admired that came through the area before him.
The vast array of instruments Kevin used adds to the overall experience's complexity and richness of the album. Its intricately crafted, teasing surprises await around every corner, as Photograph draws you in right from the start, and leaves you in awe until the very end.
Morby has crafted a grand sprawl of Tennessee, Americana folk-rock with his latest release. All these songs have their own individual style, and Morby expertly ties them all together, culminating in an album with a stunning overall flow. Airy, dreamy reverb and warm and haunting room tone that only Memphis can generate are ever present throughout Photograph and Morby sounds right at home here.… Expand
May 13, 2022Morby greatest record since the world weary "singing saw". It's a laborious undertaking that instead comes through as a understand grandMorby greatest record since the world weary "singing saw". It's a laborious undertaking that instead comes through as a understand grand statement. This is one of the year bests for sure.… Expand
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