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    The Staves' "If I Was" Makes Stereogum's 50 Best Albums of 2015 List

    Stereogum has published its list of the 50 Best Albums of 2015, and among them is The Staves' new album, If I Was, released in the US on Nonesuch Records.

    "There is so much tender beauty in this album," says Stereogum's Chris DeVille. "If I Was is a document of resilience, of soldiering through the remains of an obliterated love and finding the courage to do it all over again. It’s one of the greatest albums of its kind—even speaking as somebody in a happily committed marriage, this music just about made my year by virtue of its exquisite beauty. The Staves sing with power and delicacy, they write songs with a sweeping vision, and the arrangements they crafted with Justin Vernon make me want to abuse so many adjectives. I’m going to keep coming back to this one for a long time."

    Read more and see the complete list at stereogum.com.

    Upon the release of If I Was in March, Stereogum called it "essential listening." To listen and purchase the album, head to the Nonesuch Store, where they're 15% off the everyday low price listed on the site as part of our anniversary sale.

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The Staves' "If I Was" Makes Stereogum's 50 Best Albums of 2015 List

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Stereogum has published its list of the 50 Best Albums of 2015, and among them is The Staves' new album, If I Was. "There is so much tender beauty in this album," says Stereogum's Chris DeVille. "It’s one of the greatest albums of its kind ... this music just about made my year by virtue of its exquisite beauty."

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Stereogum has published its list of the 50 Best Albums of 2015, and among them is The Staves' new album, If I Was, released in the US on Nonesuch Records.

"There is so much tender beauty in this album," says Stereogum's Chris DeVille. "If I Was is a document of resilience, of soldiering through the remains of an obliterated love and finding the courage to do it all over again. It’s one of the greatest albums of its kind—even speaking as somebody in a happily committed marriage, this music just about made my year by virtue of its exquisite beauty. The Staves sing with power and delicacy, they write songs with a sweeping vision, and the arrangements they crafted with Justin Vernon make me want to abuse so many adjectives. I’m going to keep coming back to this one for a long time."

Read more and see the complete list at stereogum.com.

Upon the release of If I Was in March, Stereogum called it "essential listening." To listen and purchase the album, head to the Nonesuch Store, where they're 15% off the everyday low price listed on the site as part of our anniversary sale.

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