Laura Stevenson Wheel
4.1 Release Date: 2013
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5.0 classicJohn Lennon beat his wife. | April 10th 13

i legit don't even wanna here it because here's what happens:

1. I 5 it
2. Channing reviews it, Aids endorses it, sputnik celebrates
3. I listen to it
4. Somehow the pre-release hype and *hyperbolic praise* still manage to sell this fucking
thing short because i just urinated rainbow fireworks
5. Eventually i get myself to clean up the mess I just made.
6. I listen to legit nothing else for several months
7. I drag friends to her shows and play them her records. They're like: 'yeah, she's pretty
good. She sounds like this other singer though, Regina Spektor. Have you ever heard of
Regina Spektor?
8. I kill all my friends.
9. I die alone in jail. Of withdrawal. From her sweet, sweet jams.


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5.0 classicAdrian Hertzberg CONTRIBUTOR | March 27th 13

Laura Stevenson refines her skills as a lyricist (and also starts to branch out into more interesting, less cliche lyrical topics), The Cans display drastically improved songwriting and much more musical creativity - and the overall result is an absolutely breathtaking piece of indie-rock from one of the genre's rising stars. Did that 2011 hype-train get on your nerves? If so, start running now and don't look back: this one's gonna be off the chain. CHOO CHOOOOOOOO!!! All aboard!!!

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5.0 classicYoung Buck | March 28th 13

Laura lets the groove get in... There there, right there

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2.0 poorFrederick Metzengerstein | April 17th 13

what dickheadd my soundoff?

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3.5 greatStatrick Pickles | July 3rd 13

hey so uh like, you all do realize that 5'ing yet another LS album gets you not an iota closer to her sleeping with you... right?

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4.0 excellenttoxin | April 27th 13

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4.5 superbThyCrossAwaits | March 28th 13

Can this just leak so I can listen to it and be super happy?

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0.0 chambered99 | April 22nd 13

and the award for the most pretty good album of the year goes to...

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5.0 classicWilliam Lim | April 19th 13

Album Rating: 5.0

There's something about Wheel, man. It breaks absolutely no surface ground at all, and in that its strengths become remarkably subtle. No, it doesn't grab your attention with an astounding voice, complex instrumentation or anything too unique, but when you really listen, Laura Stevenson reveals a grand structure that is unlike anything we have heard in indie folk for years. You can hear it in every climax, every croon, and every moment of this album: Wheel is born out of a passion so pure and burning and yet chooses not to scream in a completely unrestrained fashion, but to sing a carefully constructed epic and beat down on you with a prolonged 45-minute emotional burst. Laura herself may not possess some sort of mind-blowing voice, but I'll be damned if Wheel doesn't sing like an angel.


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4.5 superbMikkel | November 7th 13

With Wheel, Laura Stevenson creates the most delicate and intimate record the last many years, and the best indie/folk experience since 2010?s The Wild Hunt. With beautiful arrangements such as strings and steel-guitar put into just the right places, and self-reflecting and telling lyrics, what is one of the best records of 2013 has been created. Just swoon over the beautiful L-Dopa, the grandiose yet fragile vocal-performance of Telluride, or the uplifting strings in Renee.

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4.5 superbsomerandomusername | August 23rd 13

Laura Stevenson releases an indie-rock masterpiece given the name of "Wheel". A really enjoyable album, this never gets boring and I could listen to it for a lot of time. Definately one of the best releases of this year.

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5.0 classicNot real techno. | July 3rd 13

what is this bullshit why is there only one s in her name is she even swedish smhroh yeah incredible album

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4.0 excellentNightmareCinema16 | May 9th 13

Laura Stevenson's vocals in the Wheel are so sublime; the rest is pretty impressive too. 4.1/5

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3.0 goodAdam Thomas STAFF | April 16th 13

While nowhere near as endearing as Sit, Resist and more refined than A Record, Wheel is a good album. Not bad, not great, but good.

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3.8 excellentJohn weathered old reviewer Hanson STAFF | March 28th 13

This is a lot better than Sit. Resist. Is it the second coming of music? No. Is it a lovely and heartrendingly beautiful outlook on someone's own partial existential death? Yes. This album is striking in all the right ways.

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