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  • Summary: The 10th full-length solo studio release for the Throwing Muses singer is her first on the Fire Records label.
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  1. Q Magazine
    Oct 4, 2018
    80
    It's a stunning, stealthy, faintly malevolent collection of songs that serve as a reminder of this songwriter's power and innovation. [Nov 2018, p.106]
  2. 80
    Whilst ultimately Possible Dust Clouds may fall short of being another truly seminal Kristin Hersh long-player--which will always be hard given the stiff self-competition of her own bounteous back catalogue--the renewed sense of dynamism, diversity and drive within confirms that there is still plenty of propulsive creative fuel left in the tank.
  3. Oct 5, 2018
    80
    A stunning display of the grit and poetry that have been hallmarks of her music for decades, Possible Dust Clouds makes a convincing case that Hersh is becoming a more powerful, more creative rocker as the years pass.
  4. The Wire
    Oct 9, 2018
    80
    If there’s fun in her music, it’s somewhere between the anaesthetising effect of especially her more electric noises and the ecstatic release in her vocal, both too honest to be anything else but awkward. Fundamentally sociopathic. [Nov 2018, p.55]
  5. Oct 11, 2018
    80
    It all amounts to Hersh’s harshest offering in sometime, but it’s also the sound of an artist rejuvenated and inspired.
  6. Uncut
    Oct 4, 2018
    70
    Notably louder than Hersh's other solo records, if it evokes anything else in her canon it's throwing Muses' furious, fabulous 1992 album Red Heaven, "Loud Mouth" and "LAX" being especially elemental eruptions. [Nov 2018, p.30]
  7. Mojo
    Oct 4, 2018
    60
    The "dark sunshine" sound Hersh says she's courting is sometimes a little alienating but there are some fine melodies beneath the rubble. [Nov 2018, p.86]

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