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At The Party With My Brown Friends

Black Belt Eagle Scout

At The Party With My Brown Friends

Second album from the Portland, Oregon-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Katherine Paul

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  1. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    One-woman band Katherine Paul’s tender tales reveal a heart full of longing
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  2. 8.0 |   The 405

    For an artist who'd established such a powerful presence with her first record, testing the waters and paddling in an altogether new direction was a bold risk, and one that's paid off greatly
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Reminiscent of Sharon Van Etten for its rumbling percussion and cathartic melodies, At the Party is lusher and more delicate than its grungy predecessor, Mother of My Children, but no less powerful
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  4. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Encased in swirls of dream-pop production, Katherine Paul’s second album represents a softer, more subtle sort of resistance
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    A bright, bold new talent just got bolder. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    More subdued yet equally captivating follow-up. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Any agitation on Katherine Paul's second LP is gently expressed. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    It serves as a welcome and touching reminder that, in a global climate of political turbulence, intolerance, and bigotry, love and acceptance are critical
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  9. 8.0 |   DIY

    Black Belt Eagle Scout finds both the tenderness in companionship and its fragility
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  10. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Lusher and richer than 2018’s Mother of My Children, this second album, on which she plays every instrument, billows like mountain mists
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  11. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    The sound of an artist changing without changing, picking up what worked and carrying it into something new. Searing less, simmering more, it lingers and lingers and lingers
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  12. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    A more subdued—and less heartbroken—record than her 2018 debut
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  13. 7.0 |   All Music

    Neither as radically charged or emotionally turbulent as her debut, At the Party is still an engaging listen whose charms come by way of connection and compassion rather than discord
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  14. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Gathers together songs of such tremulous pop bravado that, if there’s any justice, should open up the world of Black Belt Eagle Scout to a far wider audience
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  15. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The slow nature of her second album derives from the simplicity found in each track. With most tracks comprising largely of delicate vocals and the mellow strumming of guitar, the album does not stray far from Paul’s distinct, dulcet sound
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