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Tinnitist Review: Joel Plaskett – 44

Joel Plaskett contains multitudes. So no wonder he creates them too. For those who aren’t already up to speed, his latest release 44 is the concept-loving Halifax singer-songwriter’s biggest project since the triple-album Three a decade ago: A set of four distinctively different discs featuring 44 songs recorded in four different cities with 33 guest musicians, released on the last day of his 44th year. Clearly, that’s a whole lot of Plaskett. But if anybody can pull off a flex like this, it’s this restlessly and relentlessly eclectic and prolific artist (and former Thrush Hermit frontman). Not surprisingly, it’s got a little bit of everything and a little something for everybody: Rock and pop,

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(Toronto, ON – April 17, 2020) – On the eve of his 45th birthday, Joel Plaskett celebrates the release of 44, a set of four, 11-song albums that represent the most elaborate and creative endeavor of his multi-faceted 26-year career.  A deep weave of lyrical threads, studio experimentation and interconnected imagery, 44 marks a new chapter in both Joel’s life and work.

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Exclaim! review: Joel Plaskett’s Quadruple Album ’44’ Is an Impressive Retrospective of His Life and Work

When Joel Plaskett gathered 12 other musicians into his studio in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, preparing to track some songs for his latest project, 44, he had one request: “No matter what happens, keep going.”

This mentality not only defines his latest release — a 44-song retrospective spectacle — but his entire prolific career as the East Coast’s beloved musician-for-everyone. This is a man who hit the road immediately after high school and never stopped; who has released records solo, with his band and with his dad; and who built his own studio in order to produce records for artists like Steve Poltz and David Myles.

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