The first reviews for Ben Salter‘s The Cat are in! Check out some of the highlights below…

It’s extraordinary. You must hear it.
I can’t stop playing this record. I can give it no higher recommendation.

5 STARS
Noel Mengel – COURIER MAIL

It’s a beautiful song in its determinedly melancholic desolateness, something that only Salter could pull off – and on The Cat, he does it consistently, and with aplomb.
4 ½ STARS – ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Brendan Telford – TIME OFF MAGAZINE

Brisbane’s Ben Salter has assembled a true masterpiece with these twelve tracks, lushly produced by Gareth Liddiard and displaying an amazing grasp of musical and lyrical wrangling.
9/10
Tal Wallace – TRIPLE J MAGAZINE

There’s stuff on here worthy of the “classic” tag.
4 STARS
Matt Coyte – ROLLING STONE

These 10 solidly-constructed songs are asking to be compared to the recent crop of solo albums from established Australian rocks: Gareth Liddiard’s Strange Tourist, Mike Noga’s The Balladeer Hunter, Glenn Richard’s Glimjack. It speaks volumes about Salter’s talents that The Cat not only keeps up with these illustrious peers, but that it also often betters them.
4 STARS – ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Chad Parkhill – RAVE MAGAZINE

The Cat is fantastic in its own right, but more tellingly it allows Salter to place a peg in the ground on which to build his own legacy.
Matt Shea – MESS + NOISE

This is just a compelling album unlike anything you will hear this year.
Ross Clelland – THE DRUM MEDIA

 

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