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Pitchfork: Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth

  • Pitchfork: Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth
    June 11, 2016

    8.0

    "Progressive country's lead tastemaker changes his path again. A Sailor's Guide to Earth finds Sturgill Simpson weirder and more adventurous than ever, forging a bold new way forward.” 

    "A Sailor's Guide to Earth represents a startling change in tone and presents a wealth of rewards for every creative risk.”

    "It's a deeply personal album that, while establishing Simpson as the defining songwriter of his class, displays an artistic growth that defies any sort of easy label.” 

    “...the result is a beautiful and earnest record that flips the defeatist subtext of Metamodern on its head.” 

    "To watch Simpson stretch (and succeed) is thrilling.”

    "If Metamodern was Waylon Jennings eating tabs of acid on a Tennessee back porch, A Sailor’s Guide is something like the musical combination of Moby Dick and Elvis.”

    "But what's most striking is how it completely redefines Simpson's own career, and sets him on his own unique path...A Sailor's Guide to Earth takes a trip somewhere entirely different and life-affirming."

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michelle.bermudez's picture
on June 11, 2016 - 12:00am

8.0

"Progressive country's lead tastemaker changes his path again. A Sailor's Guide to Earth finds Sturgill Simpson weirder and more adventurous than ever, forging a bold new way forward.” 

"A Sailor's Guide to Earth represents a startling change in tone and presents a wealth of rewards for every creative risk.”

"It's a deeply personal album that, while establishing Simpson as the defining songwriter of his class, displays an artistic growth that defies any sort of easy label.” 

“...the result is a beautiful and earnest record that flips the defeatist subtext of Metamodern on its head.” 

"To watch Simpson stretch (and succeed) is thrilling.”

"If Metamodern was Waylon Jennings eating tabs of acid on a Tennessee back porch, A Sailor’s Guide is something like the musical combination of Moby Dick and Elvis.”

"But what's most striking is how it completely redefines Simpson's own career, and sets him on his own unique path...A Sailor's Guide to Earth takes a trip somewhere entirely different and life-affirming."

Click here for more.