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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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. May 4, 2018
    80
    The hopelessness that loomed over his prior work gives way to a sort of circumspect hope on The Horizon Just Laughed, a new sense of things working out or having the chance to, and that’s victory enough.
  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. Mojo
    May 21, 2018
    80
    Self-producing for the first time, Jurado's colour palette retains occasional ornamentation, including orchestration, Wurlitzers and a choir, but his immaculate velvet baritone is more often set in the starker relief of voice/guitar basics. [Jul 2018, p.93]
  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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  1. Jul 17, 2018
    9
    One of my favourite albums of this year. So simple, so beautiful and its lyrics are truly inspirational. It reminds me a mix of Dave MatthewsOne of my favourite albums of this year. So simple, so beautiful and its lyrics are truly inspirational. It reminds me a mix of Dave Matthews with Nick Drake and also Caetano Veloso. 5 stars Expand