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Lambchop - 'Mr M'

An undeniably lovely record

  • Release Date 20 Feb, 2012
  • Producer Mark Nevers
  • Record Label City Slang
7 / 10
Describing a Lambchop album as contemplative is redundant, given that almost everything they’ve ever done has been sighing and lovelorn. However, ‘Mr M’ sees Kurt Wagner and co in a more reflective mood than ever. Four years since ‘Ohio’, dedicated to the memory of Vic Chestnutt and seemingly their swansong, it’s hushed and somnambulant even by their standards. This is a warm bath of a record, even if there’s an unexpected dive into psychedelic jazz-country in ‘Gone Tomorrow’, and a surprisingly direct love song (for Lambchop) in ‘Never My Love’. If this really is to be Lambchop’s final album, it’s an undeniably lovely one.

Stuart Heritage

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