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Length  37:14
Release date  4 March 2016
Genre  Indie folk
Artist  M. Ward
Label  Merge Records
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Released  March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
Similar  A Wasteland Companion, Hold Time, Wild Stab, Post‑War, Transfiguration of Vincent

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More Rain is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter M. Ward. The album was released on March 4, 2016 on Merge Records and Bella Union. More Rain is Ward's first solo album since 2012's A Wasteland Companion, having released Volume Three and Classics with Zooey Deschanel as She & Him in the interim as well as recording and producing other artists.

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Background

Ward began working on More Rain in 2012, initially experimenting with layering his own vocals to create a doo-wop record. After collaborating with other artist on the record like Peter Buck, k.d. lang, Neko Case, and others, the sound of the album went in a different direction, described as “true gotta-stay-indoors, rainy-season record that looks upwards through the weather while reflecting on his past.”

Critical reception

More Rain received a weighted average score of 72 out of 100, based on eleven critical reviews, by review aggregator Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable reviews." A review in the April 2016 issue of Uncut said, "The lack of ironic twists is both slightly unsettling and hugely refreshing," and David Harvey of Record Collector called the album "a dreamy deluge." Andrew Gordon of The Skinny said the album is "decisively easygoing," after saying, "If you’re scanning these pages for a record your granny might be into, this is the one." Dean Van Nguyen of Consequence of Sound gave the album a D+, or a 33 out of 100 according to Metacritic, stating that, "All the expected points have been hit on More Rain, but the record comes off as slack and slapdash."

Personnel

  • M. Ward – vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboards
  • Mike Coykendall – bass, guitar, percussion
  • Joey Spampinato – bass
  • Mark Powers – drums, percussion
  • Scott McPherson – drums, percussion
  • Mike Mogis – mandolin, pedal steel, Moog synthesizer
  • Nathaniel Walcott – flugelhorn
  • Paul Brainard – pedal steel, trumpet
  • Peter Buck – guitar, mandolin
  • Scott McCaughey – bass, guitar, organ
  • Susan Sanchez – backing vocals
  • The Secret Sisters – backing vocals
  • k.d. lang – backing vocals
  • Neko Case – backing vocals
  • Songs

    1[More Rain]1:01
    2Pirate Dial2:46
    3Time Won’t Wait2:49

    References

    More Rain Wikipedia


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