I didn't expect to fall in love with this in the way that I am. I didn't listen to her until I heard "Bags" a few weeks ago and it's now a tune that's been impossible to get out of my head for the past few days. I've been warm to a lot of the record as well, especially "I Wouldn't Ask You" which makes for such an excellent closer. Didn't know I missed it so bad before it came into my life.
― josh winters (josh), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 04:20 (two months ago) link
Yes! this is one of the best debut albums of the year. I was watching her genius video explaining the lyrics to “bags” and it might be the first time in those videos I actually see an artist explain a song eloquently.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 16:20 (two months ago) link
i really like her melodies, "alewife" and "bags" are both really good
very similar vibe to some of the tracks on last year's now, now album but a bit more subdued overall
― ufo, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 16:51 (two months ago) link
listening more and it's largely wonderful. a few moments don't really work for me like the very very VW harpsichord flourishes and choir on "impossible" and the verse in "closer to you" feels underwritten but those are fairly minor complaints. "alewife", "north", "bags", "sofia", and "i wouldn't ask you" all feel like instant classics
also impressed by how seamlessly she does both dreamy alt r&b and indie rock
― ufo, Thursday, 8 August 2019 09:50 (two months ago) link
this thread is subtly sexist and misogynist but the culture isn't ready for that conversation
― like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 8 August 2019 13:39 (two months ago) link
― pomenitul, Thursday, 8 August 2019 13:42 (two months ago) link
also in case it isn't clear (apparently it wasn't clear?) I did like this record a lot
― like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 9 August 2019 15:44 (two months ago) link
it was pretty clear to me, your review was what made me most interested in the album
― ufo, Friday, 9 August 2019 15:45 (two months ago) link
new single "i don't think i can do this again" with mura masa:
― monotony, Thursday, 22 August 2019 07:36 (two months ago) link
― ufo, Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:28 (one month ago) link
I know we don't have to choose but give me this over Billie Eilish any day, man.
― alpine static, Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:36 (one month ago) link