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  • Summary: The third full-length release for Owen Ashworth's music project is about people's relationship with pets and was recorded with Jason Quever.
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  • Record Label: Run for Cover Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop
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  1. Mojo
    Oct 3, 2018
    80
    It could all be too cute for its own good but some inspired darker moments elevate the whole to the level of a Raymond Carver short story collection set to music by Joan Of Arc-era OMD. [Nov 2018, p.90]
  2. Oct 3, 2018
    80
    It makes for a poignant, gentle album in the singer/songwriter tradition, with production that’s more elaborate than that of his former alias but not much more. The stories are genuinely endearing, the production creates an intimate feel, and with this album Ashworth has consolidated his reputation as a bedroom pop veteran.
  3. Oct 3, 2018
    80
    As with any of Ashworth's albums, this is an excellent set of poignant narratives that speak directly to human emotions without romanticizing anything.
  4. Uncut
    Oct 3, 2018
    70
    Animal Companionship is a more sombre affair than it initially sounds as Ashworth uses animal love as a lens through which to dissect heartbreak and loss, broken lives and creeping morality. [Nov 2018, p.23]
  5. Oct 30, 2018
    70
    On Animal Companionship, his most cohesive and accomplished work yet, he drags the listener to the depths of the saddest complacency.