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July 2, 2008 Hayden's "Worthy of Your Esteem" demonstrates why the singer-songwriter was never meant to be a Beck-level star. The arrangement is pure bedroom-tapes quality, and he still sings in an unassuming, plaintive voice that approaches a mumble. Still, the song is a nuanced beauty.
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June 9, 2008 Toronto musician Hayden is known for his quirky sad songs and his latest album, In Field and Town, is full of them. The intimacy of the record extends to the liner notes, which are a reproduction of Hayden's own handwritten notebook.
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