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This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You) Image
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the alt-country band led by Kurt Wagner was produced by Matthew McCaughan (who also co-wrote several tracks with Wagner).
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Uncut
    Mar 13, 2019
    80
    It feels in some ways much more of a post-Lambchop album than FLOTUS. [Apr 2019, p.24]
  2. Mar 20, 2019
    80
    This is the musical equivalent of that final "walk" monologue from Synecdoche, New York. It's a heavy listen, but potentially a rapturous one as well, for anyone who has ever experienced a reverie of aging and all it entails.
  3. Q Magazine
    Mar 13, 2019
    80
    A late-career peak. [May 2019, p.115]
  4. Mojo
    Mar 13, 2019
    80
    Immersive and thought-provoking record. [Apr 2019, p.87]
  5. Mar 15, 2019
    60
    This album lacks the stitched-together quality of FLOTUS, that certain emphasis on atmosphere, texture, and the unexpected, rather than structure and melody, that makes that album alternately impenetrable and transcendent.
  6. Under The Radar
    Mar 13, 2019
    50
    If not excellent then at least vaguely enticing. [Feb-Apr 2019, p.84]