Kevin Morby

Oh My God

2019

This album was released 3 weeks ago.

84% ±9% 15 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Oh My God
2 No Halo
3 Nothing Sacred / All Things Wild
4 OMG Rock n Roll
5 Seven Devils
6 Hail Mary
7 Piss River
8 Savannah
9 Storm (Beneath the Weather)
10 Congratulations
11 I Want to Be Clean
12 Sing a Glad Song
13 Ballad of Faye
14 O Behold
Rating Source
84% 4WIM Rating
100% Nöjesguiden Steg för steg och skiva för skiva har Kevin Morby byggt upp sin status som en centralfigur på den amerikanska singersongwriterscenen, med City Music 2017 som kronan på verket.
100% The Telegraph
90% Exclaim! Music This is Morby's secular gospel album, a record envisioned and recorded aloft in planes, awake in beds and indefinitely on the road, with Morby, in rapturous disbelief, muttering "Oh my god" at his fortune all the while.
90% Pop Matters Oh My God is an album of seeking and discovering, of affirming and negating, loss and redemption, of musical and spiritual exploration, tribute and invention, and often of running to stand still in an act of extended meditation.
90% Clash A mythical journey that explores the peripheries of the sonic world of rock and roll just as much as it does the essence of the human experience and its relationship with religion.
90% Soundblab The piano riff that opens lead off and title song ‘Oh My God’ sounds more juke joint profane than sacred, but soon morphs to a Sunday morning spiritual.  In the opening line, Morby begs to be carried home from the heaviness of the world.  A prayer that never goes out of style, but one that most anyone can get behind.  As it gently rolls along, the song becomes colored with ascending choral notes and ultimately a lighter than air sax solo that seems custom made to take you to Morby’s concept of “a kingdom above the weather”.  An idea first explored on Morby’s lovely ‘Beautiful Strangers’ single from a few years back.
86% Paste Magazine But as an adult, the songwriter noticed a spiritual thread running through his work and decided to feed it, give it room to grow—to “speak only that language for a whole record,” as he notes in accompanying press materials.
80% The Guardian Meanwhile, the more spare use of instrumentation – a splash of sax here, a concise guitar solo there – serves to underline the strength of these songs.
80% DIY Magazine Having started out with seminal noughties American indie groups such as Woods and The Babies, Kevin Morby has really found his voice as a solo artist.
80% New Musical Express The American songwriter questions it all on his divine fifth album, a remarkable achievement that may serve as a companion and guide in tough timesI was on my way to a funeral when Kevin Morby’s ‘Oh My God’ truly clicked.
80% Under the Radar Magazine May 01, 2019 Web Exclusive By Ben Jardine Although he doesn't consider himself necessarily "religious," Kevin Morby has noticed the general devotional theme running through his music.
80% The 405 Kevin Morby has always had a strand of religiosity running through his music; hymnals like ‘Amen’, pilgrimages like ‘I Have Been To The Mountain’, hell, even the rock’n’roll tribute album City Music was a devotional.
80% The Firenote I doubt you will be hearing this on CBN radio anytime soon so if you were worried about the album title, concept or the album cover – don’t be, because Oh My God is still the Morby you know.
80% The Line of Best Fit
60% The Skinny Five records into a productive solo career, Oh My God sees the irreligious Kevin Morby deliver what he calls his first true concept album. Describing himself as a “spiritual being with a secular attitude towards the soulful”, Oh My God finds our protagonist musing over the role of community, sanctity and transcendence in our modern lives with mixed success.