10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Damien Jurado’s tenth LP is a grandly romantic concept album about a man who decides to disappear from society. Jurado, too, ventures outside his comfort zone here, offering uncharacteristically hard-rocking solos (“Nothing Is the News”) and chilling backup singing (“Life Away from the Garden”). Much of Maraquopa is still Jurado doing what he does best: calmly crooning incisive lyrics from behind his charming guitar (“Working Titles,” “Maraquopa”). No respite from melancholy, these poignant tracks bear Jurado’s trademark wistfulness, especially the heartening “Museum of Flight.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Damien Jurado’s tenth LP is a grandly romantic concept album about a man who decides to disappear from society. Jurado, too, ventures outside his comfort zone here, offering uncharacteristically hard-rocking solos (“Nothing Is the News”) and chilling backup singing (“Life Away from the Garden”). Much of Maraquopa is still Jurado doing what he does best: calmly crooning incisive lyrics from behind his charming guitar (“Working Titles,” “Maraquopa”). No respite from melancholy, these poignant tracks bear Jurado’s trademark wistfulness, especially the heartening “Museum of Flight.”

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