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I'm Your Empress Of

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I'm Your Empress Of

Third album from the Los Angeles electro-pop singer-songwriter Lorely Rodriguez

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    This is an album that bristles with life
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    Lorely Rodriguez conjures up half an hour of breathtaking avant-pop on her powerful third album
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  3. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    On her third LP, Lorely Rodriguez finds herself on a journey to self-discovery scored by energetic dance-pop
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  4. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Though her inspirations have shifted more toward the dancefloor rather than R&B and pop, her knack for crafting catchy synth lines and soaring vocals is as strong as it’s ever been
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  5. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    Shimmering with euphoric synths and buoyant choruses
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    This is a perfect album for finding comfort and beauty in the things and people closest to you
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  7. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Overall it’s an addictive album, bursting with emotion and vibrant synths, and a distinctive celebration of Rodriguez’s culture
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    From the sharp synth stabs of “Bit Of Rain” to the distorted reflections of album closer “Awful”, all led by Rodriguez’s fantastic vocals, I’m Your Empress Of is a funky, generous and vibrant record
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  9. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Lorely Rodriguez’s third album, largely written and produced alone, refocuses her voice into an emotionally and aesthetically rich album of heartbreak, family history, and pop delights
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  10. 7.0 |   All Music

    It's Empress Of's best-sequenced work to this point, playing out like a colorful, catchy dancefloor musical about an ill-fated romance with an absent object of affection
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    Rodriguez digs deeper into rave and party culture here. Print edition only

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