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Frances Quinlan


Debut solo album from the Hop Along singer recorded with her bandmate Joe Reinhart

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  1. 8.9 |   Paste Magazine

    Likewise is a record full of little, unrelated moments that manage to create a world of their own when put together
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  2. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A stunning release, Likewise is Quinlan’s proof that, either on her own or with her band, hers is a voice not likely to get lost in the crowd
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  3. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A gorgeous solo debut that quietly gets under your skin and stays there
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  4. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Fans of Hop Along will find much to latch onto here and new listeners will surely be entranced by Quinlan’s strong voice and beautiful songwriting
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  5. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Hop Along's Frances Quinlan's solo debut is a bright and unconventional record that asks us to simply talk more
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    It’s all effortlessly pulled together by Frances’ distinctive and enthralling vocals
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    While Likewise still features the singer's peculiar, leaping vocal melodies, one of the album's biggest surprises is its sweeter, softer demeanor. That quality is partly manifested in lyrics and vocal performances that channel strong currents of compassion.
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  8. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    The Philadelphia musician’s first record under her own name eschews the blown-out euphoria of her band Hop Along, but her voice remains an instrument of rare expressive power
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  9. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    If Likewise doesn't quite hold up down the stretch there is still much here to recommend it. And maybe more importantly it gives the listener insight into one of the most literate band leaders out there
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  10. 7.0 |   Punk News

    It would be correct to say that Likewise is a somewhat experimental debut solo effort from Quinlan, but the reality of the album is it’s the most pure reflection of Quinlan’s art
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  11. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Quinlan’s first solo album is nonetheless a solid entry into one of the best bodies of work in contemporary indie music
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  12. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Likewise checks all the boxes of a "good" album, but it's also a bit boring. It's too much a showcase of Quinlan's lyrical acumen, which is incisive, but the record doesn't strike a visceral chord
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  13. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Likewise explores empathy's limits and dialogue's importance, Quinlan's densely-packed lyric sheet give anything hackneyed a wide berth. Print edition only

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