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  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was produced with Dan Horne.
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  1. Feb 8, 2019
    90
    The elusive details in the songs here are what bring me back, haunted.
  2. Feb 11, 2019
    80
    Nine records and counting, McCombs is as magnetic and unmistakable as ever.
  3. Feb 11, 2019
    80
    Tip of the Sphere again rejects easy definitions and expectations, growing and surprising with every listen.
  4. Feb 8, 2019
    75
    In the face of so much uncertainty, it’s tempting to think that armageddon is the only answer. Whilst not standing toe-to-toe with the very best of McComb’s discography, Tip of the Sphere is as good a soundtrack to The End Times as anything he’s done.
  5. Feb 19, 2019
    75
    Despite its front-loaded tracklist and one song that sonically doesn’t fit (“American Canyon Sutra”), Tip of The Sphere is great for both the casually-interested listener or the seasoned listener looking for something to slowly melt into and later pick apart.
  6. Feb 8, 2019
    70
    It’s deceptively chill music that, like most of McCombs work, honors the past while steeling itself for the future.
  7. Feb 5, 2019
    60
    This album is a black-belt in terms of song writing and instrumentation... but when McCombs’ lyrics can’t match up, Tip Of The Sphere sounds like it’s limping.

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