Isaac Gracie - 'isaac gracie'

8/10

We have been going on about Isaac Gracie's music for so long that it almost feels unsettling to realise that this is still only his debut album. Yet after years of releasing brilliantly proficient EPs and standalone singles, the time has obviously come to compile his best work to date into one full-length release. And while fans of his work may be a little disappointed to find little new material here, to those new to him, this is one hell of a treat.

Opening up with the single 'Terrified', a track that could have found its way onto Radiohead's 'OK Computer' in some alternate universe, the lowercase styled self-titled LP aims to reflect his own lo-fi and humble production. As it plays, we are mostly treated to a best-of series of his most incredible work so far in his career, but hearing it all in one place really gives the frontman the grandeur and heart-felt attention that we have all known is there from the very start.

'isaac gracie' is one of those rare folk albums that manages to skirt the line between a commercial sound and something with more ambition and passion. It is a truly brilliant experience from start to finish, and we can only hope that his next new release isn't too far away.

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