The Word On... Familial, Philip Selway

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"It's easy to see him not as a percussionist, but as a genuine singer-songwriter." npr.org/music

"There is enough here only to convince listeners of Selway's emerging talent as a songwriter if he sticks at it. I'm not sure what I expected, but 'Familial' is half disappointment, half potential." drownedinsound.com

"The bad news is that Selway's material, tasteful and expertly played as it is, never fully transcends the novelty of who it's coming from." pitchfork.com

"A solo album that has qualities you might not have expected to begin with: vivid, memorable lyrics that describe a variety of emotions, its incredibly soft arrangements and, of course, the fact that he can actually sing." musicomh.com

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