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  • Summary: The seventh full-length solo release for the Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter was recorded over two years in a variety of location in the US while he was on tour or vacationing.
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  • Record Label: Matador
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Oct 12, 2018
    85
    He is one of the most dependable artists working in indie rock, rehashing old sounds while always pushing the envelope, constantly expanding his artistic approach while never losing his footing.
  2. Oct 12, 2018
    80
    There’s a serious attention to detail here, and that’s kept up for the considerable length of the album.
  3. Q Magazine
    Oct 9, 2018
    80
    His seventh album sees Vile cement his place as an artist following his own lead. [Nov 2018, p.103]
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    80
    Across 80 sprawling minutes, Vile does lose his focus occasionally, most notably on the 10-minute title track, which fails to gain much in the way of traction, and the similarly unremarkable Cold Was the Wind. Still, this is an album to savour.
  5. Oct 18, 2018
    71
    If at any point you find yourself starting to lose interest, just wait; something good will be along soon to snap you back into head-bobbing bliss.
  6. Oct 12, 2018
    70
    The album’s second half becomes noticeably more lo-fi as it draws to a close, with the band laying down instrumental nebulas into which Vile allows his voice to languidly recline. It’s a hazy ending to a bear of an album, but one that rewards those who stuck with it through the 80 or so minutes.
  7. Oct 9, 2018
    60
    This affinity for aimless trains of thought applies to the whole of Bottle It In, an album where Vile is quick to conjure up a bevy of interesting images or ideas but struggles to find a compelling way to contain them.

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