NEW YORKER MAGAZINE: "Foucault's voice, and his themes, are gruff, sombre, and deep, and his accompanying musicians, including the Pretenders' Eric Heywood, on pedal steel, create a sparse, dramatic soundscape."
NO DEPRESSION: "pure beauty and one of the best Americana albums this year".
THE TELEGRAPH (UK): "HAUNTING AND POIGNANT TRIUMPH FROM AMERICAN SINGER Jeffrey Foucault is an original, beguiling songwriter with a marvelously expressive voice. He brings these talents together, along with fine guitar playing, to create a terrific album John Updike once wrote of a character who was like an open window through which the rain poured. Foucault's album captures that poignancy".
"Jeffrey Foucault pronounces his name "Folk-alt," and makes saying difficult things seem as easy as this straightforward pronunciation of his French surname. Praised for its tendency to combine raw, weathered emotion with measured elegance, Foucault's music feels unadulterated and innate, with veins of pedal steel, the big-skied openness of Neil Young and the bizarre, haunting imagery that you might find in a Flannery O'Connor story."
Q MAGAZINE (UK): "Foucault has grown as a songwriter in the American Songbook tradition, the understated menace of Springsteen's Nebraska mixing with the country of Gene Clark. It all gels together on such tracks as Goners Most and the mysterious redemptive title track. After "just" seven albums, it looks like there's a new kid in town".
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