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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter includes instruments like a homemade lithophone and pipes from his basement.
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  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Uncut
    Mar 18, 2021
    Feels like one of his least fussed-over releases. [Apr 2021, p.37]
  2. Mar 19, 2021
    World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener breathes, stares, and shovels through this universe one tangled root at a time.
  3. Apr 9, 2021
    World's Most Stressed Out Gardener went through several iterations:—a flute record, an electronic record, “a pile of garbage,” the album’s Bandcamp page says. Yet from these fractured origins came an intriguing album that comes together in unexpected ways. VanGaalen, like everyone else, is making the most of today’s mess.
  4. Mar 23, 2021
    On World’s Most Stressed Out Gardner, Chad VanGaalen indulges his inner experimentalist more than on its more recent predecessors, albeit with the same giddy, goofball disposition we’re used to.
  5. Mar 19, 2021
    The throughline, as ever, is VanGaalen’s knack for crafting emotionally resonant songs out of absurd premises.
  6. Mar 18, 2021
    It can all be a bit much at times, but this all-in approach to creativity has been VanGaalen's M.O. from the start and his talent remains something to behold.
  7. Classic Rock Magazine
    Apr 30, 2021
    It's ace, but he's not a man you'd trust with secateurs. [Jun 2021, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 19, 2021
    Este álbum es arte.

    Gracias por tanto Justin, eres el mejor, has salvado mi vida, te amo ❤
  2. Mar 19, 2021
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This album is everything we need, from the different types of music to the words that come from the heart. Congratulations justin I admire you so much and I'm so proud of the man you've become. God blessed you today and always Expand