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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the Seattle-based indie singer-songwriter was self-produced.
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  1. May 4, 2018
    90
    Profoundly authentic, nostalgic, and graceful throughout, The Horizon Just Laughed does nothing less than reaffirm that Jurado is one of the best songwriters in the business.
  2. May 1, 2018
    80
    The Horizon Just Laughed is an album capable of moving listeners figuratively and literally. The pastiche of genres aptly complement and accent the American folk foundation that he's built his style and brand on.
  3. 80
    With the exception of The Band-esque fable "Percy Faith", the more light-hearted material proves less memorable. Even so, The Horizon Just Laughed continues Jurado's recent winning streak.
  4. May 10, 2018
    80
    These songs pull their power from slow reflections, from a series of sights that have been seen and pondered during long drives down open roads or quiet nights of deep thought.
  5. May 15, 2018
    80
    The Horizon Just Laughed is less showy than the Maraqopa trilogy, but in its quiet way just as visionary and odd.
  6. May 1, 2018
    78
    While no one will accuse him of deserting his shoegaze stance entirely, he does opt for a more approachable embrace that finds even the most subdued selections building with majesty and momentum. It’s a glorious effect, one that resonates in ways both illuminative and affecting all at the same time.
  7. Uncut
    May 1, 2018
    60
    It sometimes feels a little pedestrian, though Jurado excels when upping the pace. [Jun 2018, p.28]

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