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Rock - Released August 13, 2010 | RCA Records Label

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 26, 2020 | RCA Records Label

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With Part of the Light (2018), Ray LaMontagne returned to his roots with his mix of Nick Drake-style folk, southern soul, fat-free blues and classic rock. The psychedelic influences of old Pink Floyd albums that were noticeable on Ouroboros (2016) felt like a distant memory. With Monovision, the American songwriter cements his sound, confirming that it’s closer to Cat Stevens than David Gilmour. With this eighth album, he’s a little closer to sitting on the throne of Americana. When he presses down on the accelerator (Strong Enough), the virile toughness of Creedence Clearwater Revival doesn’t feel too far away. And when he starts daydreaming (We’ll Make It Through) it’s hard – especially with the harmonica – not to think of Neil Young. But at the age of 46 and having spent more than two decades on the scene, Ray LaMontagne has a sound of his own. Yes, he has rather typical voice though it never stops him venturing past the heavy shadows of his spiritual forefathers. So much so that this extremely purified 2020 vintage is perhaps the album that sounds most like Ray LaMontagne. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released May 18, 2018 | RCA Records Label

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In 2016 Ray LaMontagne once again threw everyone off guard with Ouroboros. Not really surprising coming from someone who could never quite be put in a specific genre with his blend of haunted folk à la Nick Drake, southern soul, refined blues and classic rock. With this sixth album created with Jim James from the band My Morning Jacket, the songwriter from New Hampshire provided a new piece to his stylistic puzzle. Ouroboros featured the markers of his previous album while bringing a new dreamy, almost psychedelic touch, straight out of an old Pink Floyd record. LaMontagne had never sounded so haunted and dreamlike… Two years later, Part Of Light takes him back to more roots and classical considerations: an heir to Cat Stevens rather than David Gilmour. This seventh opus is above all else carried by an impressive spiritual force. An impulse wrapped in a sound full of reverberation, giving his songs more power. And splendour. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released May 18, 2018 | RCA Records Label

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In 2016 Ray LaMontagne once again threw everyone off guard with Ouroboros. Not really surprising coming from someone who could never quite be put in a specific genre with his blend of haunted folk à la Nick Drake, southern soul, refined blues and classic rock. With this sixth album created with Jim James from the band My Morning Jacket, the songwriter from New Hampshire provided a new piece to his stylistic puzzle. Ouroboros featured the markers of his previous album while bringing a new dreamy, almost psychedelic touch, straight out of an old Pink Floyd record. LaMontagne had never sounded so haunted and dreamlike… Two years later, Part Of Light takes him back to more roots and classical considerations: an heir to Cat Stevens rather than David Gilmour. This seventh opus is above all else carried by an impressive spiritual force. An impulse wrapped in a sound full of reverberation, giving his songs more power. And splendour. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released April 25, 2014 | RCA Records Label