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Emmy The Great


Fourth album of indie folk from the Hong Kong-born, London-raised singer-songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Emmy’s previous albums were heavily made up of tracks about love and loss, a fairly common theme for a young person finding their way in their world. If this album is anything to go by, it seems she may have figured out where she’s going
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  2. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The artist’s lush fourth album, written between New York and Hong Kong, is a stirring exploration of different homes
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  3. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Expert lyricist turns gaze on herself and her childhood home
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  4. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Its quiet, understated nature demonstrates an artist confidently setting off on a new chapter
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Her songs are beautifully, tentatively constructed, the arch quirkiness of her early albums now replaced by the lush writing of songs. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    An intriguing new chapter that carves out a world you can dive into
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  7. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Confirms her as an artist whose work demands attention
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  8. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A collection of rich tales told with whimsy and dedication
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  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    An album filled with soft, tender indie-folk. Print edition only

  10. 7.0 |   Clash

    'April’ might not be as strong as 2016’s ‘Second Love’. The songs are solid but not quite as pristine as its predecessor. However, it’s understated melodies and melancholy laced lyrics still have the power to stop you in your tracks
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