Acclaim for James Vincent McMorrow’s new album, ‘Post Tropical’

James Vincent McMorrow’s new album, ‘Post Tropical’, has become the second highest new entry in the albums chart on the week of its release (to Bruce Springsteen). James recently played a sold-out UK tour, including a 5-star date the The Barbican, with ‘Post Tropical’ also receiving extensive acclaim across the likes of….

“So sonically audacious, visually stunning and meticulously modern as to recall Kanye West” The Times *****

“Profound and unexpected…a singular style that barely sounds as if it’s from this world” Mojo ****

 “A richly textured second album…stunning” Observer ****

 “Sensual and smooth…his own brand of singer-songwriter soul” Independent ****

 “A distinctive body of work that defies comparison” The Sun ****

“Bridging the gap between folk music and contemporary soul…it works a treat” Uncut

 “Wonderful” Clash 8/10

“A richly textured, hip-hop influenced odyssey” Esquire

“Spectacular” GQ

“Constantly achieving results whose impact is all out of proportion to their sonic weight” Sunday Times Culture, Album of the Week

“A radical transformation…icy R&B pitched between Antony & The Johnsons and James Blake” Metro

“Keep quiet when listening to this beautiful record” Daily Star ****

“This superb sequel wipes the slate clean” Daily Mail ****

“Beautiful” Daily Mirror ****

“There’s enough oomph and ideas here to make him stand out from his contemporaries” Evening Standard ****

“Pleasingly experimental new directions” Mail On Sunday ****

“Gorgeous and ghostly electro-folk…Post Tropical almost seems to levitate” Daily Telegraph

“R&B and indie-folk melt into the air” Financial Times

“Positively oozes with the pleasure of its own makings, the sense of exploring new ground” Time Out

“Breathtaking” Noisey

“With its deliberate, languorous pleasures, this is an album to live with, settle with and be crisply rejuvenated by” Pitchfork

“Chilly and warm, soulful and soft, Post Tropical is an intricate ice sculpture of an album” Spin, 8/10

“Intimate and strange, but completely enthralling” The Arts Desk ****

“Triumphant…a nomination for the Mercury Prize could well be in the pipeline” Gigwise ****

“A bold new soundscape” Digital Spy ****

“Empowering in subtle ways and life-affirming in ebullient ones” The Line of Best Fit, 8.5/10

“The only way to describe JVM’s new album succinctly is ‘game changer’” The 405, 8/10

“McMorrow has shaken off the folk singer tag to give us an album pregnant with intrigue, creativity and diversity” Fake DIY

 “Post Tropical is an intriguing and rewarding contribution to the alt R&B movement” Consequence of Sound

“Simple, idealistic and blissful” Music OMH ****

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