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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was produced by Thomas Bartlett.
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  1. Feb 12, 2019
    80
    This is a remarkable, quietly powerful, and astoundingly beautiful album from an artist who now deserves to take his place among his influences.
  2. Jan 14, 2019
    80
    An unexpectedly celebratory affair.
  3. 80
    Tomb is a record of heartbreak that never wallows, a reflection on loss that does not allow itself to become stuck in the past, and resolutely optimistic at its core. What we find here, on what is arguably the pinnacle of his output to date, is De Augustine achieving the beautiful balance between introspection and grandeur; straddling the place where pain and hope intersect.
  4. Q Magazine
    Feb 4, 2019
    80
    Dreamy and heartaching, its appearance is actually deceptive. ... A gorgeous record. [Mar 2019, p.115]
  5. Jan 14, 2019
    75
    Tomb benefits from having a slightly cleaner sound and the results are remarkable. Tapping into the potential his past albums only hinted at, It's polished just enough that the songs boast a greater clarity but without losing any of the homespun intimacy of his previous recordings.
  6. Jan 23, 2019
    73
    Despite the album’s dark, damp, sepulchral title, light manifests numerous times on Tomb. In the dizzying chime of his careful fingerpicking and high-pitched howls, De Augustine captures love’s bright blaze.
  7. Mojo
    Jan 10, 2019
    60
    More blood on the tracks might have upped the ante, but as it stands Tomb is still a gorgeous wallow, with producer Doveman's minimalist touches left to indicate cracks in the facade. [Feb 2019, p.84]

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