Album Review: M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion

Album Review: M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion

Thursday 14th June, 2012 10:02AM

Matthew Stephen Ward, known to most simply as M. Ward, has been making records now for the best part of thirteen years. A staple of the Portland music scene, Wardís particular brand of Americana has steadily become more popular. His success in part has mimicked that of like-minded songwriters, and collaborators such as Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket).

A Wasteland Companion is Wardís seventh solo effort and sees the California native in familiar form, with various tracks leaping from hushed ballads to rollicking rock ní roll....

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