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Richard Hawley: Truelove's Gutter

Terry Staunton, Record Collector, November 2009

A THIRD consecutive album named after a lost corner of his beloved Sheffield hometown might suggest it's business as usual for Hawley, but the lush grandeur and epic pop we've come to expect is delivered here in a more ambitious form. He's attempted to present his new songs as one lengthy mood poem, linked like chapters in a novel – and it's a triumph.

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