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Magic Sign

Martin Courtney

Magic Sign

Second solo album from the Real Estate frontman working with producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Tokyo Police Club, Kurt Vile)

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  1. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Courtney might give the impression that he's aiming for a low-stakes, minor effort to pass the time in Magic Signs, a stopgap until moving on to a relatively more ambitious project. But he couldn't be more in his element, shifting in and out of focus as he recaptures his youthful wonder
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  2. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    A set of subtle musical gems sees Real Estate frontman effortlessly recount the joys of youth
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The way it weaves this constellation of influence and artfulness into 10 songs that are lighter than air, deceptively simple, yet cumulatively, surprisingly moving. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    All in all, it's lovely, uplifting stuff. Print edition only

  5. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The second solo album from the Real Estate frontman defaults to carefree songwriting that explores sacred moments of adolescence in the Jersey suburbs
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