July 25, 2010
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Ray LaMontagne is the go-to guy for young adults who want to get introspective. As the title suggests, Till the Sun Turns Black is a quintessential "rainy day" album, as the musically understated, achingly beautiful songs cast a long, grey shadow on even the sunniest dispositions. The hushed ambience of songs such as "Can I Stay" and "Barfly" is heightened by sparse arrangements and LaMontagne's whispered vocals, and wraps listeners in a blanket of velvety contentment.