12 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Real love makes your arms black,” Adrianne Lenker sings on “Real Love”. “Real love is a heart attack.” A raft of feedback overpowers the song, and distills Big Thief’s knack for setting brutal intimacy on a nakedly epic scale. Masterpiece is full of heavy-hearted guitar jams that specialise in grief (“Masterpiece”), shame (“Paul”), and regret (“Vegas”), made ever more brutal by Lenker’s voice, which billows like a flag in a storm, tattered, and proud.

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Real love makes your arms black,” Adrianne Lenker sings on “Real Love”. “Real love is a heart attack.” A raft of feedback overpowers the song, and distills Big Thief’s knack for setting brutal intimacy on a nakedly epic scale. Masterpiece is full of heavy-hearted guitar jams that specialise in grief (“Masterpiece”), shame (“Paul”), and regret (“Vegas”), made ever more brutal by Lenker’s voice, which billows like a flag in a storm, tattered, and proud.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

kjearly ,

Brian Swaldi is an idiot

This is a great album. In Brian's Swaldi's review of Hamburger Helper, he gave the product four stars for being so "helpful."

Fdwugxdhvcs ,

Pretty good

Dont read the BrianSwaldi review, it's really dumb

Fish >(((("> ,

You saw the masterpiece, she looks a lot like you

How can you deny such a great line?^

Fantastic title track to a stellar album. Tender, honest, and not at all lacking on the rock factor. No wonder NPR loves them

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