Big Thief

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‘I need to not be violent to myself’: Big Thief on pain, healing and their intense musical bond
The folk-rockers have weathered divorce and trauma to become one of the US’s best bands. Loved up with one another on tour, they explain their need for imperfection – and why recording is like sex

Marissa R Moss

14, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mega Bog: Life, and Another review – a beautiful, bewildering fantasy
Meaning eludes the listener in Erin Birgy’s sixth album, an oblique, jazzy folk-pop offering that, with time, reveals itself

Rachel Aroesti

23, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Who will – and should – win the 2021 Grammy awards?
Beyoncé is looking to convert her nine nominations while Billie Eilish could repeat her success last year – but there’s strong competition from Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, and an all-female rock lineup

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Buck Meek: Two Saviors review – too laid-back for his own good
The Big Thief guitarist’s wonderfully relaxed second solo album all but drifts by

Phil Mongredien

17, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Cottage industry: the enduring power of the ‘cabin in the woods’ album
From Bon Iver to Taylor Swift, artists and audiences continue to be drawn to the homespun allure of the isolation album

Sophie Harris

06, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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On my radar: Laura Marling's cultural highlights
The singer-songwriter on Greta Gerwig, an intimate podcast – and what she’s binge-watching in lockdown

Jude Rogers

11, Apr, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Big Thief review – subtle rockers make a grand noise
Despite a stage presence bordering on the self-effacing, the US indie folk quartet are a class act with a devoted following

Dave Haslam

07, Mar, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Big Thief review – brawny folk-rockers beguile the big leagues
The New York group play their biggest-ever gig, and captivate thousands with their unshowy, confidently beautiful songcraft

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Feb, 2020 @1:34 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2019: the full list
Our pick of the year’s finest albums brings American dreaming, teenage dynamism, heartbreak, barbed rap, impetuous indie and beautiful soundscapes

20, Dec, 2019 @9:41 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2019
Our critics have voted til they can’t no more... and these are their tracks of the year. You can listen to all 593 songs that were voted for in our playlist

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

02, Dec, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Big Thief: Two Hands review – a more earthbound follow-up to UFOF
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Phil Mongredien

13, Oct, 2019 @4:30 AM

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Big Thief: Two Hands review
This ‘earth twin’ album to their ‘celestial twin’ UFOF, released in May, foregrounds Adrianne Lenker’s arresting voice and tender/brutal lyrics

Aimee Cliff

11, Oct, 2019 @9:30 AM

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