Passwords

Album Review of Passwords by Dawes.

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Passwords

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Passwords by Dawes

Release Date: Jun 22, 2018
Record label: Hub Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Roots Rock

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Passwords - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith has always been the kind of insightful singer/songwriter whose lyrics read a lot like poetry. They're like thoughtful journal entries turned into literate, symbol-heavy songs rife with self-effacing revelations and timely insights into the state of the world. So it makes sense that the band's sixth studio album, the aptly titled Passwords, finds Goldsmith investigating notions of communication -- with ourselves and with each other, both successfully and pathetically -- and the myriad ways our social media-frenzied climate can make the truth feel so elusive.

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Pitchfork - 56
Based on rating 5.6/10
56

After the 2016 election, a subset of Americans became fixated on finding common ground with their fellow citizens on the opposite end of the political spectrum. On their sixth album, Los Angeles rockers Dawes follow suit: Passwords explores various means of reconciliation, with political adversaries and romantic partners alike. And its intentions are noble.

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