8 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the most probing singer/songwriters of his generation, Ray LaMontagne achieves a cosmically sublime state on Ouroboros. Lined with imagery that feels drawn from riddle-like dreams, the freely flowing song cycle passes through ethereal jazz folk (“Homecoming”), fuzzily iridescent psychedelia (“While It Still Beats”), and radioactive blues (“Hey, No Pressure”). The tunes are spare, often consisting of just LaMontagne’s raspy whisper laid over standard rock instrumentation. Yet the way producer Jim James wraps them in echo-laden atmosphere and spacey effects lends the music a spellbinding sense of vastness.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the most probing singer/songwriters of his generation, Ray LaMontagne achieves a cosmically sublime state on Ouroboros. Lined with imagery that feels drawn from riddle-like dreams, the freely flowing song cycle passes through ethereal jazz folk (“Homecoming”), fuzzily iridescent psychedelia (“While It Still Beats”), and radioactive blues (“Hey, No Pressure”). The tunes are spare, often consisting of just LaMontagne’s raspy whisper laid over standard rock instrumentation. Yet the way producer Jim James wraps them in echo-laden atmosphere and spacey effects lends the music a spellbinding sense of vastness.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

The Dew ,

Sounds like Floyd

In My Own Way sounds a lot like Pink Floyd from around 1973 or so.

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Happy for Ray, Not for me

As a fan of his older albums, I have a hard time embracing the new. Having said that, I am happy Ray is making music he loves and I think a lot of ppl can get into this album, just not me.

B-Rockafella ,

Beautiful spacious haunting journey

Loved this album right off the bat and can't stop listening to it. It is a breathtaking and gorgeous sonic masterpiece. It picks up from where Supernova left off with its psychedelic sound, and yes, I agree it's resembles Meddle/Dark Side era Floyd, but also Beck's Morning Phase with the soaring spacious sound, keys and acoustic guitar. Amazing album!

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